Working at CEO means being part of a team which strives for horizontal, collaborative, and participatory decision-making and team processes. There is no line management and each team member is responsible for their own tasks and workload. All employees are expected to contribute to the internal working groups that are the backbone of the organisation (finance, fundraising, human resources, and governance). There is always space to discuss and adapt to individual needs, ask for support, and get feedback.
Our team strives for an organisational culture based on sustainable workloads and respect for a healthy work-life balance.
Can you distil complex political ideas into clear and powerful messages? Are you passionate about social and environmental justice? Can you build relationships and pitch a great story? Do you want to help expose the power of corporate lobbying?
From Big Oil to Big Tech, EU decisions too often reflect the interests of big business; and their corporate lobbies thrive in secrecy. We are looking for a great communicator with vision and strategy to help us shine a light on these stories.
We are a dedicated research and campaign group working to help expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making.
We are looking for a full time press officer to handle our media and communications as part of a small team, working from our Brussels office, ideally from September 2023 (starting date negotiable).
You will connect CEO with the media sphere both in Brussels and the EU member states, and will act as the main contact point for journalists. Liaising with reporters, you will ensure that CEO's perspective contributes to the public debate; you will build and maintain lasting relationships with members of the press; and maintain CEO's status as a reliable source for expertise on corporate lobbying across a variety of EU policy fields.
Your main tasks will be to:
● use your strategic mind and word-smithing skills to jointly develop and implement CEO's media strategy to secure coverage of our work in mainstream, specialist, and alternative media; ● engage with journalists, responding to their requests for information in a timely and accurate manner, scheduling interviews with CEO researchers and campaigners, and acting as a spokesperson on general lobbying issues when needed; ● distil the essence of complex issues into accessible, relevant press materials, including press releases, reactive media statements, and on-demand quotes; ● design media outreach plans around our new publications, and co-ordinate timing, framing, and messaging with our researchers/ campaigners and the rest of the communications team; ● work in a team with our communications officer and editor to collectively develop and implement a communications strategy, and ensure that there is a strong communications voice in the work of CEO; ● work with other press officers and researchers at allied organisations to design and implement the communication elements of coalition campaigns; ● systematically track media coverage and produce bi-annual reports assessing the reach of our work; ● manage CEO's media database, including encouraging journalists to stay in touch/ be added to our press mailing list(s), and ensuring the media database is up to date (in collaboration with campaigners); ● keep an eye out for relevant external hooks, policy developments, and breaking news to produce timely media statements that highlight CEO's position on a given issue and its relevance; ● organise journalist workshops and press conferences (co-)hosted by CEO, including the planning, implementation and de-briefing stages; ● produce CEO's annual report; ● join the fundraising working group and help write and send out donation calls. ● You may also be required to provide editorial support to our editor, contribute to social media outreach, manage our podcast programme, produce CEO newsletters, or other CEO communication tasks.
CEO - Corporate Europe Observatory
Lieu de travail
Mminimum 3 years experience as a journalist, press officer