Communication Officer

  • < 15 persons
Job description is the European federation of groups and cooperatives of citizens for renewable energy and energy efficiency. We are a growing network of about 1.240 European REScoops who jointly produced 1.500 million kWh in 2015 and represented over 300.000 European citizens in the energy transition. As a federation we follow up on relevant policy issues and we represent the voice of renewable energy cooperatives towards European policy makers. We support the start-up of new initiatives and develop valuable services for our local members. is currently looking for a Communication Officer to join its team in Antwerp (Belgium). The communication officer will be employed in a Dutch and English-speaking environment.

Your Job
  • You will be coordinating the communication campaign of an ambitious European project with 21 international organisations on the topic of smart grid, storage and system integration technologies with a large share of renewable energy sources. - You are responsible for the development and the implementation of an effective dissemination strategy that creates awareness of our European federation and our project related actions.
  • You will reach out for local and international media (press, radio, television, web) and write articles, press releases and news alerts. You will build upon a strong relationship with the academic world, the industry and the wider general public.
  • You will organise conferences and frequently attend international networking events where you will promote our project related work.
  • You will take control over the website and work on its architecture and content.
  • You are responsible for ensuring a performing social media strategy and generate content for our social media both as an organisation and for the European projects under your responsibility. 

Your profile
  • You are an outstanding team player who is ready to work in an international context.
  • You have a strong will for goal achievement and a high efficiency rate.
  • You can work independently, handle responsibilities and respect deadlines.
  • You are able and willing to precisely account for time use and project management.
  • Your English is fluent and knowledge of additional languages is a strong asset.
  • You have a Master’s degree or you can be considered equally by experience.
  • You have at least 3 years of relevant work experience in the field of communication.
  • You have an understanding of the construction and feature of a website in Drupal.
  • You have outstanding communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • You are a proficient public speaker and you don’t mind frequent travels.
  • You are well experienced with social media as well as with a traditional communication tools
  • You have an understanding of the renewable energy sector and the cooperative movement   
How to apply?
Send your application by September 23rd, 2016 (6PM-CET) to Your application should include the following items: Curriculum Vitae in English; Comprehensive cover letter in English, going over the following topics: What innovative channels would you create to gather information for our network ? And what is your first ideas for a dissemination plan ? Your cover letter will not exceed 1.5 pages. If possible, please provide us with exemples of your previous online work. If possible, please add the contact details of two references, preferably former employers, supervisors or tutors.
More informations
  • Antwerp / Antwerpen / Anvers
  • Website
  • Unknown
  • Posted on 09-08-2016
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