11 januari 2024

Media and Communications Manager

HOTREC – Hotels, Restaurants, Bars & Cafés in Europe · Brysselområdet

Where: Brussels, Belgium📍
When: ASAP 🗓️
Apply by: 25 January⏰

Om jobbet

HOTREC is looking for a highly motivated candidate to fill the position of Media and Communications Manager (permanent contract, flexible but ideally starting as soon as possible). The position is located in Brussels.


HOTREC-Hospitality Europe is the voice of the hospitality industry in Europe. Bringing together 46 national associations from 36 countries, representing hotels, restaurants, bars, cafés and late-night establishments, the association secretariat is based in Brussels. It focuses on advocating for the interest of its members at the European level, engaging in dialogue with policy makers and a wide range of stakeholders.

The European hospitality industry is on the front line to dealing with many key societal issues of today: sustainability and energy efficiency, employment policies, tourism, digitalisation, and food and farming policies.

Your responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Director General, the Media and Communications Manager will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive media and communication strategy to enhance HOTREC visibility and engagement.
  • Drafting, editing and/or delivering various documents and other relevant communications materials (e.g., press releases, policy papers, letters, reports, and newsletters).
  • Contributing to developing and implementing social media strategies, producing, and distributing high-quality and engaging social media content.
  • Liaising and maintaining effective relationships with journalists and maintaining a press database.
  • Providing advice on social media performance and room for improvement.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media.
  • Managing day-to-day updates of HOTREC website and extranet.
  • Supporting the organisation of external and internal events including digital aspects.
  • Helping to prepare, participate, and assist in HOTREC’s internal meetings.

Your profile

  • Graduate level or equivalent years of relevant experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience in communications.
  • Hands-on experience in media and communication management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to tailor messages for various audiences.
  • Strong editing, proofreading, layout and designing skills. Professional printing and publishing skills.
  • Competency in WordPress, Outlook, email distribution tools (e.g., Mail Chimp), online survey tools (e.g. SurveyMonkey, JotForm), audience management app and tools (Slido).
  • Professional experience with social media management (X, LinkedIn, and Facebook) and other relevant communications tools.
  • Knowledge of Adobe suite is a plus (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop).
  • Excellent level of English. Knowledge of other European languages is a plus.
  • Familiar with European politics and/or policies.
  • Be flexible, resourceful, and innovative, including the ability to work with new technologies, basic graphic design tools. Video editing skills a plus.
  • Be enthusiastic, eager to learn and share knowledge, with proactive attitude, strong attention to detail.
  • Good time management, coordination, and organisational skills.
  • An effective team player with ability to work within multi-national teams.

Your application

  • Please send your CV and motivation letter to the Director General by email to Vipin.Mehra@hotrec.eu by COB 25 January 2024.
  • Mention “Media and Communications Manager” in the e-mail subject line.
  • In the body of the email, please copy in: “I hereby consent that my personal data is processed by HOTREC for recruitment purposes” so that we have your written consent to follow up on your application.
  • Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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