Experienced Economic Press Officer / Speechwriter EN-DE (m/f)
Randstad Interim S.A.
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source : Moovijob

For one of our clients, a European Institution located in Kirchberg, we are looking for an :

Experienced Economic Press Officer / Speechwriter

Temporary / Interim contract

The selected person will focus on co-managing the Institution blog and on speechwriting for macroeconomic and European policy issues in English and German.

He or she will report to the Head of Communication.

Key accountabilities :

  • Write speeches in English and German for the Managing Director and senior representatives on macroeconomic and European policy issues;
  • Co-manage the Institution blog : take responsibility for the blog posts together with the authors from inception through to publication, including commissioning, vetting, drafting, and editing the blogs and related visuals.
  • All such tasks are to be performed in cooperation with the blog co-editor;
  • Coordinate internal work streams relevant to speech-writing and the blog;
  • Accompany senior representatives to speaking engagements and deal with press contacts while there (assuming Covid-19 related travel restrictions allow);
  • Draft and edit various texts (e.g. articles, lines-to-take) related to macroeconomic and European policy;
  • Follow closely trends in economics and policy, on EU / euro area issues and in EU institutions, and share them internally.
  • Background and experience :

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience
  • Native speaker level in written and spoken English and German, full proficiency in economic terminology in both languages.
  • Fluency in other languages is an asset.

  • Work experience in the communication / press department of an EU institution, a central bank, or a supervisory authority or as a journalist covering economic and financial issues would be an asset
  • Sustained work experience involving / dealing with European economic and / or policy issues would be an asset
  • Demonstrated skills in speechwriting and drafting of op-eds, blog posts, and other texts in clear, compelling, and understandable manner
  • Key competencies :

  • Proven interest in macroeconomic and European policy issues
  • Ability to work in a team and build relationships
  • Proactivity and independence
  • Innovative approach and creativity
  • Ability to adjust to a fast-paced work environment with tight deadlines while organising and prioritising with flexibility
  • Expected start date : 15 October / 1 November 2020

    Contract duration : 9 months

    Interested? Don't hesitate to apply online!

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