Position: Communications Officer

Start date: September 2021
Contract: Full-time contract
Location: Brussels
Application Deadline: 23 July 2021

About us
FORATOM is the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. FORATOM acts as the voice of the European nuclear industry in energy policy discussions with EU Institutions and other key stakeholders. The membership of FORATOM is made up of 15 national nuclear associations representing nearly 3,000 firms. The key topics which we deal with include:

  • EU energy policy
  • Sustainability policy
  • Security of energy supply
  • Economics of nuclear
  • Nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management
  • Nuclear innovation, research and development

FORATOM is looking for a dynamic graduate with a flair for communications to assist us our team. The ideal candidate will have some experience in developing impactful social media content as well as some graphic design experience. Some knowledge of EU policy welcome.

You will report to the Communications & EU Stakeholders Director of FORATOM

Key responsibilities and main tasks

  • Supporting FORATOM’s Social Media activities
  • Handling our internal newsletter
  • Managing media enquiries
  • Helping to keep websites updated
  • Graphic design assistance
  • Providing support for specific policy communication plans
  • Event management assistance.

What we offer

  • Full time contract
  • Competitive monthly salary + benefits (incl meal vouchers, private pension and transport allowance)
  • Opportunity to develop your communication skills and learn more about EU communication practices
  • Opportunity to network within the EU trade association environment
  • A multi-cultural work environment

Your profile

  • Bachelor or Masters degree in communications, journalism, marketing or political science.
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Knowledge of another European language would be an asset
  • Some knowledge of EU policy-making process would be an asset
  • Computer literate, with proven experience in MS Office. Knowledge of Adobe and/or other graphic design tools would be an asset
  • A good team player but also autonomous in his/her work with the ability to find solutions
  • Strong organisation, prioritisation and time-management skills
  • Having the right to live and work in Belgium without a work permit.

How to apply

Please send the following to Jessica.johnson@foratom.org (mentioning “Communications Officer at FORATOM” in the subject of your e-mail)

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Net salary expectations

Selected candidates will be invited for interview via video conference (please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)

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