THE EPP GROUP IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT is seeking to recruit a Social Media Coordinator (contractual staff, FGIV) for its Brussels Office.
The Group of the European People's Party (EPP Group) is the largest political group in the European Parliament. Its multinational secretariat provides political, administrative and technical support to its 216 MEPs.
It is the responsibility of the Internet and New Media sector within the Press & Communications Service to ensure the EPP Group and its MEPs are well-represented online. This includes putting in place and maintaining the relevant infrastructure, daily online communication and running communication campaigns
Employment may be for any period between 1 year and up to 6 years maximum. Basic salary ranges from 3.3500 € to 6.200 € depending on the length of previous professional experience. Benefits apply.
This position is an opportunity to work in an innovative and stimulating environment, based in a dynamic and multi-cultural workplace.
The Social Media Coordinator 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 Social Media Coordinator are:
- Contributing to the planning and execution of the Unit's work programme;
- Developing of social media campaigns;
- Planning and managing of social media online content for the EPP Group;
- Offering strategic and technical advice on social media to the EPP Group;
- Liaising with digital media stakeholders;
- Monitoring performance in Social media channels;
- Coordinating social media activities of the EPP Group Press and Communications Service;
- Organising trainings for the staff of the EPP Group Press and Communications Service;
These duties require a good knowledge of the EPP Group's and European Parliament's structure, organisation and environment.
The post of Social Media Coordinator 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 be able to respond 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.
Candidates must have:
- a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma;
- at least two years’ university-level relevant professional experience similar to the duties as described in the job description;
- a very good knowledge of English;
- a good knowledge of another EU language;
- a knowledge of German language would be an asset;
- excellent oral and written communication skills;
- a good knowledge of media relations;
- familiarity with new communications' technology;
- working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).