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Epso Profiles – Communication

When it comes to communication jobs, these are the most frequent profiles published by EPSO:

Communication Officer (AD)

Working areas:

  • External communication with media, public and other visitors’ groups
  • Providing information to media in written and oral forms
  • Communication over the Internet
  • Communication regarding strategy and crisis situations

The following are functions of EU Communication Officers:

  • Drafting reports, press releases and texts for different media types, as per the language you are recruited in, and/or in either English or French
  • Establishing and maintaining relations with media
  • Watching and examining media impact
  • Ensuring that EU’s presence is there on all online platforms
  • Ensuring inclusion and publication of original content

Suggested Qualifications:

  • Good command over at least two European languages, of which one must be English, French or German
  • For Grade AD 5 (entry level), must hold a degree or be graduating this year in respective field. The specific requirement is to be checked at time of competition notification
  • For Grade AD 7 (a much more senior level), several years’ experience is required in a related field

 

Communication Assistant (AST)

They work in different sectors related to internal and external information and communication

The following are functions of EU Communication Assistants:

  • Handling contacts with the media, the public and the press
  • Drafting, revising and preparing various publication documents
  • Event management
  • Preparing brochures, publications, documents and audiovisual products
  • Managing communication online via websites, social e-mail etc.
  • Participating in watching and examining media impact of communication activities
  • Cooperating with stakeholders (subcontractors, publication office etc.)

Suggested Qualifications:

  • Good command over at least two European languages, of which one must be English, French or German
  • Post-secondary education in communication, media studies, journalism or public relations and at least three years’ relevant professional experience OR secondary education and six years of professional experience