1.Main tasks and responsibilities:
The trainee will work within CEMR’s Secretariat General, in its Brussels office. She/he will:
a) Main activities
•Support in the development of the public and private parts of CEMR’swebsite
•Maintenance of CEMR website
•Research, write and translate topical news stories for CEMR’s bilingual (EN/FR) website
•Help handle queries from CEMR’s members, the media and other stakeholders. Search for photos to accompany article sand adapt using Photoshop
•Support in the development of communication campaigns
•Regular monitoring of press and institutional activities
•Create press reviews
b) Other activities
•Help with overall organisation of events
•Undertake a range of administrative tasks
The successful candidate will have:
•Previous experience in press, communication or relevant field (preferable)
•General knowledge of EU affairs
•An understanding of local and regional government issues in Europe
•Knowledge of and ability to use new technology (website, social media, video, etc.)
•Ability to use IT tools and software such as Word, Excel, knowledge of Photoshop an asset)
•Good written and spoken English and French
•Excellent organisational and administrative skills
•Ability to work effectively as a team member in a multicultural and multilingual environment
3.How to apply for this position
Please send us the following:
•A response of maximum 200 words per question, in English or in French.
1) Explain why you are interested in this position?
2) In what way could you best contribute to the work of the press and communication team? What particular strengths would you bring to your work?
•A curriculum vitae, including employment history, secondary/highereducation and professional qualifications.
Please send your application to the Press and Communication Department, at CEMR (Square de Meeûs 1, 1000 Bruxelles) or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com.
The deadline for application is Sunday, 11 January 2015. The traineeship will start as soon as possible, in February2015.4. Additional information on traineeship
Please, note that the traineeship is unpaid. The post is based at CEMR’s Brussels office; currently Square de Meeûs 1, 1000 Brussels. The duration of the traineeship is of minimum three months. Office hours are between 9.00 and 18.00 (Monday-Thursday); 9.00-16.00 (Friday). Some flexibility in working hours will however be required.
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) is the broadest organisation of local and regional authorities in Europe. Its members are over 50 national associations of municipalities and regions from 41European countries. Together, these associations represent some 150 000 local and regional authorities. CEMR’s objectives are twofold: to influence European legislation on behalf of local and regional authorities and to provide a platform for exchange between its member associations and their elected officials and experts. Moreover, CEMR is the European section of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the worldwide organisation of local government.