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Communication

Communication experts play a crucial role in connecting the European Union with citizens.

They help the institutions to be transparent about their activities by answering media questions on EU decisions, informing the public on EU policies, implementing internal and external outreach strategies, among other activities.

Communication officer

Job description

Communication officers cover a large variety of tasks including: drafting press releases, reports and other documents; organising and holding news conferences; creating and implementing communication strategies and campaigns; establishing relations with the press; maintaining an EU presence across all media; monitoring media coverage of the institutions; managing strategic and crisis communication, among others.
 
Key qualifications

You must have a good command of at least two EU languages, a degree in a related discipline for entry at grade AD 5 (entry-level for officials at administrator level) as well as several years’ relevant experience to join at a more senior level (grade AD 6/AD7). Key qualifications may vary so always check the specific requirements whenever a selection procedure is published.

Learn more about selection procedures and different staff categories.

You can also find available job opportunities or consult our traineeships page.

Communication assistant

Job description

Communication assistants provide support in a variety of roles such as establishing and maintaining contacts with the media and implementing communication campaigns.

In their role, communication assistants may handle contacts with the press, the media and the public. They help draft, revise and prepare documents for publication; organise events; prepare information documents, publications, brochures and audiovisual products; manage websites and social media; analyse the impact of communication activities.
 
Key qualifications

You must have a good command of at least two EU languages, a post-secondary education in a relevant discipline and a few years' appropriate professional experience, or a secondary education and several years' professional experience. Key qualifications may vary so always check the specific requirements whenever a selection procedure is published.

Learn more about selection procedures and different staff categories.

You can also find available job opportunities or consult our traineeships page.