The Press Officer fulfils a supranational function within the EPP Group Secretariat, and assists all EPP Members of the European Parliament in carrying out their duties, particularly as regards
information and communication activities.
The main tasks of the Press Officer are:
o Communicating between the EPP Group and the German media;
o Preparing press releases, notes and publications on subjects in their field of expertise;
o Drafting documents for the media;
o Organising and following up meetings with journalists and other interlocutors;
o Following of the legislative work of parliamentary committees;
o Contributing in communication activity necessary for the smooth running of the Group.
These duties require a good knowledge of the European Union, its institutions and policies and of the political systems within the European Union’s Member States, and in particular a very good knowledge of the German media and political system.
The post of Press Officer in the Secretariat of the EPP Group requires great availability (high frequency of meetings, irregular working hours), flexibility, judgement, a methodical approach, discretion, adaptability to varying workloads, as well as the capacity for teamwork in an international environment. Suitable candidates must, amongst other things, be capable of grasping wide-ranging problems and of responding rapidly to changing circumstances.
Frequent travel outside the place of work is required, in particular several days per month in Strasbourg during the plenary session.
This position is an opportunity to work in an innovative and stimulating environment, based in a dynamic and multi-cultural workplace.