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Junior Communication Officer – Job Ad

May 27, 2024 | Jobs, News

AEIDL, the European Association for Innovation in Local Development, is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated full time Junior Communication Officer to support the implementation of communications activities on our Rural Pact Support Office contract.

We welcome applications from candidates looking for either a freelance or an employee post.

Role and responsibilities: 

The Junior Communication Officer will work under the supervision of the Communication Officer, supporting the delivery of a range of communication activities. The primary tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the writing, editing and proofreading of texts for the Rural Pact website, and digital and print publications
  • Writing social media copy and developing appealing visuals for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Identifying and adapting visuals for the project website and newsletter, as well as other project outputs
  • Contributing to social media and website performance monitoring and reporting
  • Uploading content on the Rural Pact website
  • Contributing to the layout of project materials, such as event reports and good practices
  • Assisting in events and workshop organisation.
  • Tasks may be expanded depending on the profile and interests of the selected candidate.

Qualifications and experience :


  • Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field
  • At least one year of relevant experience in communications
  • Excellent level of English (C2 or native)
  • Proven writing and editing skills
  • Experience with social media and website management
  • Experience with creation and management of visuals
  • Quick learner
  • Team player
  • Keen interest in digital communications
  • Good eye for and attention to detail


  • Experience with graphic design (Canva or Adobe Creative suite) and video production
  • Experience with organising events and campaigns
  • Knowledge and understanding of EU policies, particularly rural and regional development
  • Experience of working on EU projects
  • Working knowledge of French (other European languages are welcome)

Application process

Send your CV in English in the Europass format with a short cover letter to  with the subject line Junior Communication Officer by Monday 17th June 2023. Your cover letter should include a description of how you meet the essential requirements of the post. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and that interviews may begin before the closing date. Early applications are encouraged.

Working at AEIDL 

People are the most important asset of AEIDL, and we practice internally what we advocate externally – providing a working environment where we care for our staff in a culture of cooperation and collaboration. 

At AEIDL we seek to provide a healthy work-life balance, with a strong emphasis on cooperative teamwork. We have a human-centred approach to work, including flexible working hours, options for home working and regular social gatherings. 

We empower our staff to lead, decide and show initiative, embracing our “culture of co”. Our culture of cooperation, co-creation, community-leadership, and caring for the common good is an inherent part of the AEIDL brand.  

At AEIDL you will benefit from our staff development programme, in which our team members contribute to designing and planning cooperative approaches to learning, mentoring and individual development. We value the development and sharing of skills, knowledge, and experience. 

We welcome ideas for our working and associative activities. Such staff-led initiatives include team building days, outreach activities, the European Local Innovation Forum, and our eco-team, which ensures we practice what we preach. 

For employees we offer competitive remuneration packages, indexed on an annual basis, including a 13th month, “double-pécule vacances” (holiday bonus), and contributions to local transportation, alongside meal vouchers. 

We offer our employees 20 days of annual leave, 12 days of recoup time off (“repos compensatoire”), 10 Belgian bank holidays as well as Schuman day, equivalent to 43 days annual paid leave in a standard year, in accordance with Belgian law

Who we are

AEIDL is an association that learns from and fosters community-led innovation in areas such as territorial development, employment, entrepreneurship, social inclusion, environment, climate action and green growth.

We add value by supporting and facilitating peer learning among local and national actors across Europe, analysing and evaluating relevant EU policies and advocating for enhanced support to community local action to help build a Europe for citizens.

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