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Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
JOB #R2104578

Press Officer

Press Officer

ICF Next is looking for a full-time Press Officer on behalf of one of its clients, from November 2021 to May 2022. The role is to be performed remotely.

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide expert media advice to senior management in media-related matters.
  • Advise senior management and the spokespersons on written responses to media queries.
  • Support the press team in identifying media opportunities, generating media coverage, servicing the media.
  • Draft clear, concise, and effective press releases, case histories, speeches, articles, op-eds, and other media contributions including broadcast media materials for use by the media (general, specialized, and trade) with the aim of conveying key messages of the organization.
  • Assist staff in writing press releases and other materials for the media; write/edit materials for the immediate and planned release.
  • Identify, training needs and as appropriate implement media training.
  • Organize press conferences, press trips, press events, and interviews; liaise with media contacts, monitor, and analyze media coverage.
  • Maintain and proactively use contacts with Europe’s, and international Tier 1 media to identify opportunities and secure immediate and long-term media coverage.
  • Conduct due diligence and prepare responses to daily media queries.
  • Draft briefings for spokesperson and senior management in preparation for media interviews.
  • Assist and advise where necessary the social media communications.
  • Other editorial and media relations tasks linked to daily press channel management.

Desirable experience and competencies:

  • A seasoned media relations specialist with proven experience/track record in PR and/or journalism.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as a senior press officer or journalist.
  • Proven editorial skills in both drafting and editing, AV media experience desired.
  • Proven experience of working with Tier one media at European and International levels.
  • Sound understanding of how media coverage can be achieved particularly in Tier 1 media (agenda setting).
  • Proven experience in drafting and implementing effective media strategies and creative ideas for generating media coverage.
  • Working experience at the international level and a good understanding of public service missions
  • Understanding IP-related matters would be an advantage.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and confidently both orally and in writing with staff, external stakeholders, and the public.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills, including the ability to turn complex topics and jargon into plain content.
  • English at a native-speaker level. Knowledge of German and French would be an advantage.
  • Strong experience in media relations.
  • Outstanding teamwork and PR skills.

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Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

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