EPSO

Communication

If you have a background in communications, there are a variety of administrator (AD) and assistant (AST) roles across the EU institutions which could see you involved in press and media-related work, as well as working on websites and publications.

Job description

Communication assistants work in one or more sectors related to internal and external communication and information. Your work may include handling contacts with the press, the media and the public, drafting, revising and preparing various documents for publication, organising events, preparing information documents, publications, brochures, audiovisual products, managing communication activities through websites and social media, participating in the analysis and media impact of communication activities, liaising and coordinating with stakeholders (Publications Office, subcontractors, etc.)

Key qualifications

You must have a good command of at least 2 EU languages and either post-secondary education in communication, media studies, journalism or public relations and a few years' appropriate professional experience depending on the competition, or secondary education and several years' professional experience depending on the competition.

Find out more about the selection procedure. You may also find our sample tests useful.

See our Quick Guide to EU traineeships for further information on traineeships.

Job description

Communication officers in the EU institutions may work in areas such as external communication with the public at large, including the media and visitors' groups, written and oral information to media representatives, web communication and strategic and crisis communication.

Your 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 and managing and maintaining the EU's presence on all online platforms, including the preparation and publication of original content.

Key Qualifications

You must have a good command of at least 2 EU languages, a degree in a relevant discipline (check for specific requirements on the competition notice), for entry at Grade AD 5 (entry level for permanent administrators), and several years’ relevant experience, to join us at a more senior level (Grade AD 7).

Find out more about the selection procedure. You may also find our sample tests useful.

See our Quick Guide to EU traineeships for further information on traineeships.