SEC Newgate EU is looking for a talented communications trainee with a passion for storytelling, a creative strategic mind and an understanding of the power of social and digital media to drive business growth. 

The successful applicant is a driven digital native who will join our communications teams, supporting clients across sectors, including on social media management and monitoring, content creation, design, and corporate video-making. 

This is a paid opportunity for a six-month traineeship. 

Deadline application: 18 February 2022 (11.59 PM CET).

Start date: ASAP. 


  • Help implement digital and integrated communications plans across different practice areas, including chemicals and healthcare;  
  • Support creative PR campaigns in line with client’s objectives; 
  • Set up, maintain and enhance social and digital channels – including preparing editorial calendars, community management, digital organic and paid campaigns;  
  • Draft quality materials including newsletters, speaking points and toolkits;  
  • Support media relations efforts – maintain relationships with trade press, organise media field trips and draft relevant content;  
  • Conduct research and media monitoring to support effective communications and business development, including the management and monitoring and reporting tools;  
  • Support in the organisation of events and marketing activities.  

Qualifications & experiences 

  • A university degree in communication, public relations, or journalism  
  • Excellent digital skills and robust knowledge of social networks  
  • Some relevant previous professional communications experience, preferably in a consultancy  
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English  
  • Understanding of the European public relations and digital landscape  
  • Excellent computer skills and a basic understanding of photo and digital editing tools (e.g. Final Cut Pro, Adobe Suite,  
  • Preferably some design, filming and video editing skills  
  • Good organisational and project management skills  
  • Ability to work autonomously and with flexibility  
  • Strong sense of client service  

We offer 

  • An attractive compensation package in line with the Belgian traineeship guidelines; 
  • A highly stimulating international work environment; 
  • An opportunity to develop and grow, at an individual, performance-based pace. 


Applicants should have a valid EU working permit. 

Please send your CV and a short cover letter to by 18 February 2022, with the subject line: Digital Communications Trainee – Your Name. 

Due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.