Vacancy: Communications/Editorial Assistant (Internship)

Lucinda Pearson
13 January, 2022

Transparency International EU(TI EU) is an international non-profit organisation under Belgian law (AISBL) based in Brussels (Belgium). We work closely with Transparency International national chapters in over 100 countries worldwide and the International Secretariat (TI-S) based in Berlin.  

As part of the global Transparency International movement, TI EU coordinates Transparency International’s activities toward the EU institutions. The mission of TI EU is to prevent corruption and promote integrity, transparency and accountability in EU institutions, policies and legislation. This will in turn enhance efforts at the national level to fight corruption and promote equality and access to justice for citizens. 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to support the Communications Officer and wider team with drafting and editing communication products. 

Main function:  Assist Communications Officer and wider team with written communications 

Starting date:  1 March 2022 

Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of being considered for subsequent employment 

Type of contract: Full-time CIP (convention d’immersion professionnelle – paid internship under Belgian law) 

Location:  Brussels, Belgium (A mix of teleworking and office-based work is offered, depending on Belgian sanitary measures) 

Salary and Benefits:  900 EUR gross per month, 10 days’ holiday, work from home allowance, internet allowance, lunch vouchers, mobile phone support, hospitalisation insurance and transport allowance 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Draft, edit and proofread reports, press releases and other written communication material; 
  • Ensure that all text published by TI EU is engaging, clear and supports our advocacy goals; 
  • Work with the policy team to make sure deadlines are met and project timelines are adhered to; 
  • Quality assurance of other communication materials; 
  • Assist in the development and implementation of “traditional” communications and social media campaigns; 
  • Maintain and update the TI EU website as required and assist in the development of a new TI EU website; 
  • Assist in the creation of audio-visual material for communication channels; 
  • Liaise with communications officers in the wider TI network and keep National Chapters up-to-date with Brussels activities; 
  • Liaise and coordinate the work with external stakeholders working on the project, such as web developers, copy editors and graphic designers.

Knowledge, experience and skills: 

  • University degree or equivalent qualification or experience in communications, journalism, political science, marketing, international affairs or other relevant fields– or equivalent acquired through work experience; 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with a thorough eye for detail and a creative approach to communications; 
  • Knowledge of / experience in traditional and social media communications; 
  • A good understanding of EU affairs; 
  • Excellent communication skills in English (native speaker standard) is required; 
  • Experience in working with Content Management Systems (preferably WordPress), mass emailing software, Adobe Creative Suite programmes and audio-visual production is an advantage; 
  • Dynamic and creative self-starter; highly motivated, organised, flexible, comfortable in both taking initiative and working as part of a multi-cultural team, with good interpersonal skills; 
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, anti-corruption issues would be an asset; 
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage competing priorities and maintain a professional approach; 
  • A commitment to the values and goals of Transparency International.

Application procedure: 

Applications should be submitted in English by completing the form below and include a CV and cover letter in pdf format, as well as a recent and concise example of professional writing you are most proud of (no longer than 2 pages of A4).  

The deadline for applications is Sunday 13 February 2022 at 23:59 Brussels time.  

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to take part in an online interview and possibly a written test. 

Interviews will take place the week of February 14th via Teams. 

Please note that applicants must be a resident of Belgium or have the right to reside and work in Belgium. 

TI EU is committed to diversity in its staffing, including based on gender, ethnic origin, and disability. We encourage candidates with such diverse backgrounds to apply. 

Due to the large number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Unless told by you not to do so, we shall keep your application on file for 6 months after the vacancy has closed. Applications older than 6 months are deleted in line with our implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on general data protection. 


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