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Communication


Communication profiles

Communication profile

Videos

To find out more watch the video from some of the officials who work with us in this area: Damijan (European Court of Auditors), Aurelie (Council of the European Union) and Matteo (European Commission, DG HR).

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Communication officer (AD)


Communication officers in the EU institutions may work in areas such as:

  • external communication with different types of multipliers and the public at large, including the media and visitors' groups
  • written and oral information to media representatives
  • web communication
  • strategic and crisis communication.

The work may include:

  • drafting press releases, reports and texts for different kinds of media (in the language you are recruited in, and/or in French or English)
  • establishing and maintaining relations with the media
  • communicating information on topical EU issues
  • monitoring and analysing media impact
  •  managing and maintaining the EU's presence on all online platforms, including the preparation and publication of original content.

 

Qualifications (indicative)

You must have:

  • a good command of at least 2 European languages (one of which must be English, French or German)
  • a degree in a relevant discipline (check for specific requirements on the competition notice), (or be graduating this year) for entry at Grade AD 5
  • several years’ relevant experience, to join us at a more senior level (Grade AD 7).

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Communication assistant (AST)

 
Communication assistants work in one or more sectors related to internal and external communication and information. The work may include:

  • handling contacts with the press, the media and the public
  • drafting, revising and preparing various documents for publication
  • organising different types of events
  • preparing information documents, publications, brochures, audiovisual products
  • managing communication activities through websites, social media, etc.
  • participating in the analysis and media impact of communication activities
  • liaising and coordinating with stakeholders (Publications Office, subcontractors, etc.)

 

Qualifications (indicative)

You must have:

  • a good command of at least 2 European languages (one of which must be English, French or German)
  • either
    - post-secondary education in communication, media studies, journalism or public relations and at least 3 years' appropriate professional experience, or
    - secondary education and at least 6 years' professional experience

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