Background - January 28, 2015
EU Communications Officer

Do you believe growth is the only path to prosperity? Do you believe there are plenty more fish in the sea? Do you believe in clean coal?

If you do, then this isn't the job for you.

We're looking for an EU communications officer to help separate fact from fiction.

Please see below for full job & application details.




Greenpeace is looking for a communications officer to join its policy and communications team in Brussels.


  • You have three years' experience in journalism and/or communications, and a good grasp of EU political and environmental issues.
  • Your written English is flawless and you are skilled at drafting sharp and engaging copy.
  • You understand the role of digital channels in communications and campaigning.
  • You are organised, stress-resilient and able to deliver high quality work on time.
  • You can implement media strategies across different media markets.
  • You are flexible and have a positive, open and can-do attitude.
  • You are committed to social change, possess a sharp news judgement and political sensitivity.
  • You are a committed environmentalist.
  • You support the campaign goals of Greenpeace and the practice of non-violent direct confrontation.


  • You will research and draft communications material for Greenpeace EU policy work and campaigns, maintaining Greenpeace's reputation for accuracy, independence and political incisiveness.
  • You will identify communications opportunities and pitch creative ideas to support Greenpeace's goals.
  • You will help manage and develop strategies for Greenpeace EU digital communications channels.
  • You will help coordinate EU media work with other Greenpeace offices.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and sub-editing skills.
  • Ability to produce excellent written communications material (from hard-hitting press releases to snappy tweets and comprehensive Q&As) that is adapted to different European media audiences.
  • Ability to translate technical data into accessible information rapidly and in a lively and persuasive style.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to clearly present a convincing argument, in writing and orally.
  • Ability to recognise and independently exploit useful communications channels and story angles.
  • Good networking and interpersonal skills to establish relationships with the Brussels press corps and within the organisation.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritising and managing competing demands.
  • Knowledge of German and other European Union languages is a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of photo/video editing, web management and design are an advantage.

What we offer:

  • A dynamic, committed and effective international team.
  • Work with colleagues from across two dozen European offices.
  • Gain experience in a stimulating news environment and expand your knowledge on a range of environmental and policy issues.
  • Actively contribute to the protection of the environment and to political change in Europe.
  • A competitive salary.

Application information:
Please email your application to and address it to Mr Stef Van den Eynde. Please write "communications officer 2015" as well as your name and surname in the subject line.

Please include:

  • a CV of maximum two pages (no photos, please);
  • a cover letter of no more than one page stating when you would be able to start;
  • an article in blog style (no more than 500 words - including a title) for the Greenpeace EU website addressing the following questions: Where do 2030 climate and energy targets leave the EU in the global fight against climate change? What should be Europe's next steps to transform its energy system and mobilise the international community ahead of the global climate conference in Paris?

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 23 February. The first round of interviews will take place in mid-March. This job may be re-advertised until the position is filled.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we will only be able to respond to candidates who are shortlisted for an interview.