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JOB OPENING: Senior Consultant/Food & Nutrition/CSR Expert (NL/FR/ENG)

Description:

Porter Novelli Brussels is a European communications and public relations hub for international client work. With 30 communications professionals, we specialize in corporate, technology, consumer and health care communications and have design and production capabilities. But it’s our people that really make the difference: pioneering spirits, innovative thinkers and creative communicators, working as part of a global network to bring vision and insight to each challenge our clients’ businesses face, achieving for our clients not only what is great, but always greater than they thought possible.

If you are a talented communications expert with deep understanding of the food and nutrition industry, we want YOU on our team!

  • You have a proven track record in successfully developing and managing public relations programmes
  • You have excellent understanding of the trends and issues in the food and nutrition industry Food marketing has no secrets for you, as you have worked for big names in the industry
  • You have excellent knowledge of CSR principles and processes, such as CSR reporting and tools
  • You are known for building strong client relationships: you are a trusted advisor to clients and demonstrate sound and timely decision-making
  • You can effectively translate client challenges into communications strategies and you can independently drive strategy execution
  • You have a commercial mindset and consider business development part of your day-to-day job
  • You are a motivated multi-tasker who can handle multiple projects and ensures timely high quality delivery, every time

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and managing public relations programmes for a variety of clients; developing and editing high quality written materials including press releases, fact sheets, backgrounders, Q & A’s, website content and general client correspondence; coordinating creative projects working with account and creative teams; business development initiatives for existing clients and prospects; active involvement in agency initiatives.

To learn more about us and the work we do, please visit: http://www.porternovelli.com or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PorterNovelli.Brussels.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Outstanding written and verbal skills in Dutch and French (bilingual), with excellent English
  • A good understanding of public relations and in-depth knowledge of the food and nutrition industry
  • Strong knowledge of CSR principles and processes
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in both team and independent environments
  • Proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple responsibilities and projects in support of internal or external clients
  • A commercial mindset and demonstrated experience in business development
  • 5 to 7 years of professional experience required, ideally with a business communications and/or agency background
  • Higher education, preferably in Communications or a PR related discipline
  • Our ideal candidate is customer-focused, curious, flexible, stress-resistant, efficient, pro-active, a team player and above all enthusiastic, willing and keen

We offer:

  • An exciting job in an energetic, professional and fun international environment
  • Interesting and challenging assignments
  • Career prospects
  • Competitive salary

Interested candidates must send their CV and cover letter in English to Febe Boone (febe.boone@porternovelli.be) by April 18, 2014.

Only applicants called for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held in Brussels late April with a view for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

 

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JOB OPENING: Native English Copywriter/Account Executive

Description:

Porter Novelli Brussels is a European communications and public relations hub for international client work. With 30 communications professionals, we specialize in corporate, technology, consumer and health care communications and have design and production capabilities. But it’s our people that really make the difference: pioneering spirits, innovative thinkers and creative communicators, working as part of a global network to bring vision and insight to each challenge our clients’ businesses face, achieving for our clients not only what is great, but always greater than they thought possible.

If you are a talented native English Copywriter with a keen interest in public relations, we want YOU on our team!

  • You are an excellent writer with a flexible writing approach for different industry sectors
  • You have a good understanding of public relations and social media and you are eager to learn more.
  • You are all about client service and you like to play an active role in coordinating and implementing daily account activities on behalf of the client.
  • You can independently plan and execute assignments in a timely and proactive manner under the direction of an Account Director or a Senior Consultant.
  • You are a motivated multi-tasker who can handle multiple projects and ensures high quality delivery, every time.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and editing high quality written materials including press releases, fact sheets, backgrounders, Q & A’s, website content and general client correspondence; coordinating creative projects working with account and creative teams; coordinating and executing events; developing and maintaining Belgian and/or European media relations; contributing to brainstorms and active involvement in agency initiatives.

To learn more about us and the work we do, please visit: http://www.porternovelli.com or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PorterNovelli.Brussels

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Outstanding written and verbal skills (English native or equivalent is mandatory) + possibly one other language (French/Dutch/German/Spanish)
  • Proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in both team and independent environments
  • A good understanding of public relations concepts, tactics and media relations
  • A good understanding of social media strategies, social media protocol and the ability to monitor social media networks for potential opportunities
  • Efficiency in MS Office, database management and online research
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience required, ideally with a B2B communications and/or agency background
  • Higher education, preferably in Communications or a PR related discipline
  • Our ideal candidate is customer-focused, curious, flexible, stress-resistant, efficient, proactive, a team player and above all enthusiastic, willing and keen

We offer:

  • An exciting job in an energetic, professional and fun international environment
  • Interesting and challenging assignments
  • Career prospects
  • Competitive salary

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Belgium on a long-term basis!!!

Interested candidates must send their CV, cover letter and 1 writing sample in English (relevant to the job profile and no more than 2 pages) to Febe Boone (febe.boone@porternovelli.be) by April 18, 2014.

Only applicants called for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held in Brussels late April with a view for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

 

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JOB OPENING: Native English Copywriter/Consultant

Description:

Porter Novelli Brussels is a European communications and public relations hub for international client work. With 30 communications professionals, we specialize in corporate, technology, consumer and health care communications and have design and production capabilities. But it’s our people that really make the difference: pioneering spirits, innovative thinkers and creative communicators, working as part of a global network to bring vision and insight to each challenge our clients’ businesses face, achieving for our clients not only what is great, but always greater than they thought possible.

If you are a talented and experienced native English Copywriter with commercial flair, we want YOU on our team!

  • You are an excellent writer with a flexible writing approach for different industry sectors
  • You have a good understanding of public relations and a proven track record in successfully developing and managing communications programmes
  • You are known for building strong client relationships: you are a trusted advisor to clients and demonstrate sound and timely decision-making
  • You like to wrap your head around client challenges and translate them into communications strategies. You can independently drive strategy execution
  • You have a commercial mindset and like working with senior staff in business development areas that can lead to organic growth within existing clients or to new business opportunities
  • You are a motivated multi-tasker who can handle multiple projects and ensures high quality delivery, every time

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and managing communications and media relations programmes for a variety of clients in different industries; developing and editing high quality written materials including press releases, fact sheets, backgrounders, Q & A’s, website content and general client correspondence; coordinating creative projects working with account and creative teams; coordinating and executing events; developing and maintaining Belgian and/or European media relations; contributing to brainstorms and new business initiatives such as pitches; active involvement in agency initiatives.

To learn more about us and the work we do, please visit: http://www.porternovelli.com or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PorterNovelli.Brussels

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Outstanding written and verbal skills (English native or equivalent is mandatory) + possibly one other language (French/Dutch/German/Spanish)
  • Proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple responsibilities and projects in support of internal or external clients
  • A good understanding of public relations, media relations and social media
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in both team and independent environments
  • A commercial mindset
  • 4 to 6 years of professional experience required, ideally with a B2B communications and/or agency background
  • Higher education, preferably in Communications or a PR related discipline
  • Our ideal candidate is customer-focused, curious, flexible, stress-resistant, efficient, pro-active, a team player and above all enthusiastic, willing and keen

We offer:

  • An exciting job in an energetic, professional and fun international environment
  • Interesting and challenging assignments
  • Career prospects
  • Competitive salary

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Belgium on a long-term basis!!!

Interested candidates must send their CV, cover letter and 1 writing sample in English (relevant to the job profile and no more than 2 pages) to Febe Boone (febe.boone@porternovelli.be) by April 18, 2014. 

Only applicants called for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held in Brussels late April with a view for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

 

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JOB OPENING: Consultant – Media Relations/Financial Communications Expert (NL/FR/ENG)

Description:

Porter Novelli Brussels is a European communications and public relations hub for international client work. With 30 communications professionals, we specialize in corporate, technology, consumer and health care communications and have design and production capabilities. But it’s our people that really make the difference: pioneering spirits, innovative thinkers and creative communicators, working as part of a global network to bring vision and insight to each challenge our clients’ businesses face, achieving for our clients not only what is great, but always greater than they thought possible.

If you are a talented media relations/financial communications expert, we want YOU on our team!

  • You have a proven track record in successfully developing and managing media relations/financial communications programmes.
  • You have excellent relationships with both offline and online media, and you know how who to sell in a story.
  • You are also known for building strong client relationships: you are a trusted advisor to clients and demonstrate sound and timely decision-making.
  • You like to wrap your head around client challenges and translate them into communications strategies. You can independently drive strategy execution.
  • You have a commercial mindset and like working with senior staff in business development areas that can lead to organic growth within existing clients or to new business opportunities.
  • You are a motivated multi-tasker who can handle multiple projects and ensures high quality delivery, every time.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and managing communications and media relations programmes for a variety of clients in different industries; developing and editing high quality written materials including press releases, fact sheets, backgrounders, Q & A’s, website content and general client correspondence; coordinating and executing events; developing and maintaining Belgian and/or European media relations; contributing to brainstorms and new business initiatives such as pitches; active involvement in agency initiatives.

To learn more about us and the work we do, please visit: http://www.porternovelli.com or visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PorterNovelli.Brussels.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Outstanding written and verbal skills in Dutch and French (bilingual), with excellent English
  • Solid media relations/financial communications expertise
  • Flexible writing approach for different industry sectors
  • Proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple responsibilities and projects in support of internal or external clients
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in both team and independent environments
  • A commercial mindset
  • 4 to 6 years of professional experience required, ideally with a B2B communications and/or agency background
  • Higher education, preferably in Communications or a PR related discipline
  • Our ideal candidate is customer-focused, curious, flexible, stress-resistant, efficient, pro-active, a team player and above all enthusiastic, willing and keen

We offer:

  • An exciting job in an energetic, professional and fun international environment
  • Interesting and challenging assignments
  • Career prospects
  • Competitive salary

Interested candidates must send their CV, cover letter and 1 writing sample in English (relevant to the job profile and no more than 2 pages) to Febe Boone (febe.boone@porternovelli.be) by April 18, 2014.

Interviews will be held in Brussels late April with a view for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

 

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Job opening for a Communications Trainee

We are on the lookout for an enthusiastic, media-minded and social media savvy trainee to support our consumer team!

The following skills and competences are what we are looking for in a candidate:

• Research skills
• Copywriting
• Creativity
• A feel for social media
• An interest in media relations
• Fluent in Dutch & English (any additional language is a plus!)
• A hands-on mentality

Depending on the profile of the student, we will make sure she or he gets a tailor-made trainee program which builds on the student’s individual talents and selected assignments from the following categories:

– Support in the day-to-day client work
• Monitoring and evaluation of media programs for consumer clients
• Research / data mining for specific client projects
• Copywriting for social media, press releases, fact sheets, backgrounders, Q & A’s
• Support media outreach and follow-up of media requests
• Blogger outreach
• Content development for social media programs
• Development of collateral material (Powerpoint, Word) for client meetings

– Support of new business projects
• Research and creation of new bizz presentations
• Participating in creative brainstorms

– Sharpening writing skills (social media copy, press release drafts, memo’s, ‘pr-style’ writing)

– Attending consultancy training sessions (pr skills, business development, aspects of management)

Interested? Please send your CV to Febe Boone (febe.boone@porternovelli.be).

 

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Job opening for a Communications Co-Ordinator

Are you an outgoing, practical and organised person people can rely on? A real team player with a hands-on mentality who loves to get things done? Then this may be a job for you!

Porter Novelli Brussels is hiring a Communications Co-ordinator. Comms Co’s take care of the day-to-day administration and co-ordination of the office: they can multitask and can handle the pressure of a busy agency.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day administration: answering the phone, mail distribution, booking meeting rooms
  • Full co-ordination of mailings
  • Handling of press releases
  • Plan and execute activities in a timely, efficient and high quality manner
  • General office management
  • Assist the account teams where and when necessary

Knowledge and Skills

  • Very good knowledge of English, Dutch and French
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access)
  • Proven ability to effectively organise and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Positive, professional and especially flexible attitude

Interested? Send your CV to Febe Boone (febe.boone@porternovelli.be)

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