We are looking for a Communications Officer

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The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux is looking for a part-time (19 hours/week) Communications Officer to join our team for permanent employment starting 10 January 2022.

As the Institute’s Communication Officer, you will:
● Be responsible for creating content such as press releases, social media posts and newsletters on the Institute’s programmes and projects;
● Be responsible for developing the Institute’s communications through various channels;
● Work with the programme team to plan communications about events and activities in the Institute's public programme.

What we expect from you:
● Fluent spoken and written English skills are a must. Finnish language skills are not a requirement. Knowledge of Dutch or French will be considered an advantage.
● Familiarity with the best practices of common social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook, as well as digital publishing platforms, such as WordPress.
● An interest in developing the Institute's various communications channels, such as its website and newsletter.
● Strong writing skills.
● Event production experience is appreciated. You will be expected to work with the programme team, adhere to timetables, and communicate with partners.
● Knowledge of the media fields in either the Benelux-region or Finland, or both.

What we offer:
We in turn offer you a position in an exciting professional community giving a dynamic, fascinating vantage point on international cultural and social affairs. The Institute’s offices are located in the Sablon neighbourhood in the centre of Brussels. The Institute’s working language is English.

The job is part-time (19 hours/week), with a salary of €1 200 per calendar month (brutto). In addition, the institute offers a fixed monthly compensation for phone and internet usage, cultural tickets, as well as meal vouchers and a monthly travel card for public transport in Brussels. The working hours are flexible as agreed with the Director of the institute.

The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux advocates equity within the cultural field, and seeks to actively diversify its staff, projects, and audiences. We encourage applications from candidates of linguistic and cultural minorities, and/or other marginalised communities, and we welcome people of all genders at any stage in their career to apply for this position. All information in our applications will be processed confidentially. This position is open for suitable candidates of all nationalities.

Please send your motivation letter and CV (in one pdf file) in English no later than 12.12.2021 to bGF1cmEuYm94YmVyZ0BmaW5uY3VsdC5iZS4= Kindly include “Communications Officer 2022” in your email’s subject line.

Interviews will be conducted by Director Laura Boxberg and Head of Programme Malin Bergström in December. Our decision will be made by the end of December. The interviews will be conducted via Zoom and will last about 45 minutes. Candidates selected for interviews will receive instructions on how to prepare in advance.

For more information, please contact:
Laura Boxberg
Director, The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
bGF1cmEuYm94YmVyZ0BmaW5uY3VsdC5iZQ== - tel. +358 44 739 6079