Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm helping business and organisations evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations.
For our Brussels office we are seeking a trainee who will support the work of our Public Relations (PR) team.
The ideal candidate is a quick learner with interest in communication and social media, with excellent communication and writing skills, who enjoys working in a dynamic environment. The trainee will have an opportunity to develop and gain experience in public relations work as part of a multi-cultural, motivated and growing team.
The precise nature of activities will depend on the priorities and client work during the time of the placement, to be agreed. However, the responsibilities and tasks are likely to include the following:
Hands-on assistance with daily tasks of the PR team on various client accounts as required, working to deadlines (including media monitoring, reporting, writing and reviewing of media materials, media outreach, follow up on media enquiries etc.);
Support with executing PR and media strategies;
Support with organisation of and preparation of materials for meetings, events or other client/stakeholder engagement activities.
Qualifications and requirements:
Excellent level of French, Dutch and English (oral and written) is required;
Bachelor or Master’s degree in communications, PR, languages, journalism, marketing, international relations or other relevant field. College students with at least two years of work towards a degree who can make a six-month full-time commitment will also be considered.
Good knowledge of Belgian media landscape
Passionate about media;
Excellent analytical and written skills;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – a positive approach with a self-learning attitude;
Ability to work under pressure and on multiple assignments;
Ability to work effectively in a varied environment and within small dynamic teams;
Knowledge of Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), additional skills are a plus;
Knowledge of digital communication and social media
What we offer
You can expect to be part of a dynamic, motivated and growing team. We offer a paid position for a period of 6 months, with possibility for a permanent role. Luncheon vouchers and reimbursement of public transport expenses are included in the offer.
Starting date: ASAP for a period of 6 months.
Please send your CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org