SEC Newgate EU is a Brussels-based advocacy and communications consultancy with global reach as part of the SEC Newgate Group.  

We are looking for a talented consultant to join our dedicated media team which is known for generating news coverage across Europe as well as for our award-winning #BrusselsCalling event series with journalists. You may be a journalist seeking a fresh challenge. You may have media relations experience at another consultancy, one of the EU institutions, a corporate, a trade association, a think-tank or an NGO. What matters is that you have a passion for media relations and the world of journalism, with knowledge of the EU media landscape and a can-do mindset.  

This is an exciting opportunity to work across sectors and clients with a variety of colleagues in a stimulating multicultural, multinational environment. 

Responsibilities.

  • Provide advice and guidance on EU media engagement to clients. 
  • Draft media messaging, pitches, press releases and other materials. 
  • Write and place op-eds for clients. 
  • Compile and regularly update media lists. 
  • Organise media outreach (e.g. 1:1 introductory meetings and interviews, group briefings, press conferences). 
  • Monitor media coverage and compile clippings reports. 
  • Propose and execute activities for clients. 
  • Manage and review the work of junior colleagues. 
  • Keep track of journalists’ comings and goings, notify clients, and update media lists. 
  • Support marketing activities and business development. 

Qualifications & requirements.

  • University education. 
  • 2-4 years of experience in media relations or journalism. 
  • Knowledge of the European media landscape. 
  • Ability to grasp technical issues and translate them into pitches, press releases, quotes and other media materials. 
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English. Any other languages a plus. 
  • Passion for media relations and journalism. 
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to write clearly, creatively and concisely. 
  • Creativity and ability to think outside the box. 
  • Aptitude for building personal networks with journalists. 
  • A team player with the curiosity and intellectual drive to learn. 
  • Self-starter, able to work autonomously and flexibly in a fast-paced environment.  

We offer.

  • An attractive compensation package 
  • A stimulating international work environment 
  • An opportunity to develop and grow, at an individual, performance-based pace 

Start date.

As soon as possible. 

Apply.

Send your CV and a short cover letter to careers@secnewgate.eu by 28 February  2022, with the subject line: Media Relations Expert. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.  

Due to the high number of applications, we will only contact shortlisted applicants.  

Applicants should have a valid EU working permit.