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.
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.
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.
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.