We need a Communication Manager - is that you?

We need a Communication Manager - is that you?

Date published:  31 March 2022

We are looking for a Communication Manager who will be responsible for the development and implementation of the communication strategy of the organisation.

About AVEC

AVEC represents the European poultry sector, giving a voice to all players. The members include national organisations that represent the poultry sector and poultry trade in 16 EU member states and the UK.

The mission of AVEC – The Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU – is to defend the interests of the poultry processors and the poultry trade in the countries of the European Union as well as protecting their rights and functions. See more about the activities of the association on www.avec-poultry.eu

The main tasks of the Communication Manager:

  • Development and implementation of the communication and branding strategy of the organisation, using both online and offline tools
  • Coordinate communication activities with the association’s members and external stakeholders, leading AVEC working groups and participating to external working groups
  • Delivering on campaign and advocacy objectives, in collaboration with policy colleagues and project partners
  • Tailoring messages from the different policy areas to the target audience
  • Planning appropriate and timely actions around relevant milestones and implementing joint campaign actions
  • Build and maintain an extensive, active, and positive external network and work with media outlets, trade associations, industry partners, non-profit groups, and other key influencers to promote and build support for AVEC
  • Proactively identifying, developing, and pitching stories to media outlets
  • Helping develop core messages and narratives for European Poultry Meat
  • Engage proactively with media and influencers to highlight AVEC members’ impact on the European economy
  • Represent AVEC externally to EU media and other external stakeholders
  • Create dynamic content, including articles, press releases, speeches, event scripts, interviews, videos, and photos
  • Preparing social media toolkits to broaden reach, engage audiences and achieve advocacy goals
  • Updating, maintaining, and helping develop AVECs online presence
  • Organise online and offline meetings and events
  • Actively monitor relevant events and inform members

The ideal candidates will have the following profile:

  • 5-8 years of experience preferably from a European association, having strong knowledge of the EU media environment
  • University degree in journalism, communication, or a related field
  • Excellent written and spoken English – other language(s) would be a plus
  • Keen interest in writing and ability to translate complex issues into accessible and compelling material
  • Experienced in producing content for media, events, and other communications materials
  • Experienced in organising online and offline events
  • Proficiency working with websites and social media is essential
  • Experience with design software
  • Result-oriented, proactive team-player with strong diplomatic and social skills
  • Self-driven with a positive outlook, a clear focus on high quality, creativity, and flexibility
  • Independent and accountable
  • Ability to juggle different tasks at the same time and to respect deadlines, able to respond to urgent issues when needed
  • An appetite for dynamic organizations where both individual responsibility and teamwork are prized

Employment conditions

  • A full-time work contract under Belgian law
  • The duration of the contract will be 2 years with a possibility of extension
  • Salary according to experience plus an additional package of benefits.
  • The workplace will be AVEC office, Rue du Luxembourg 47-51, Brussels (Belgium).

Applications’ composition and deadline

Please send your application (in English) to Secretary General Birthe Steenberg bs@avec-poultry.eu by 25 April 2022 at noon CET. The application should contain:

  • A one page cover letter
  • A detailed CV