EYIF is hiring
30 December 2013

EYIF is recruiting: Communications Associate

Dear Applicants,

Due to a very high number of impeccable applications, our team has decided to close the current job opening on 15th January 2014 instead of 7th February. Send us your professional CV and Cover Letter by this date

We thank all of the applicants who have expressed their interest in working with EYIF. We are delighted that we received so many applications from experts all over the world within such a short time of publishing the opportunity! There is an ongoing selection procedure and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

We wish you luck!


The European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF) is looking for a skilled, motivated Communications and Events associate to work with the EYIF Head of Communications and all of the EYIF Project Managers on communications, social media and events, including for events and conferences through-out this significant year for youth in Europe, named by EYIF as the European Year of Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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What would your role be?

We are looking for someone who will be able to:

  • work with the head of the communications to implement the EYIF communications strategy
  • create and manage content to be published through the EYIF website, tweets, facebook posts and mini blogs
  • manage photo and video production, using resources from the EYIF’s suppliers network
  • support the design and management of EYIF events and conferences

What skills, expertise and experience should you have?

You must have a Degree in Marketing and/or Communications, and/or Journalism; and at least 1 year of experience, preferably in a PR / Media Agency.

You will have expertise with social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr and Youtube. Community management is one of the main responsibilities of the Comunications Assosiate as the main EYIF communications stream goes through the social networking sites: Content Creation; Responding to conversations; Reporting/Measurement; Planning and developing strategies for increasing engagement and conversion

You will have excellent writing and comprehension skills in English and also be experienced with web publishing technology such as word press.

You will be competent in MS Office programmes, particularly Excel, and Word, and should have experience of editing, blogs (experience with Photoshop; being familiar with any other photo/video editing software is an additional asset to your candidature).

We will be able to work accurately to fixed deadlines with minimal supervision; be well-organised with excellent attention to detail, and have good team and interpersonal skills. Teamworking is fundamental for EYIF and you need to integrate well with team members and the team environment.

What do we offer you?

The European Young Innovators Forum is an independent, non-profit, pan-European, bottom-up association dedicated to promoting youth innovation. The EYIF’s vision is to fundamentally change the mindset for innovation in Europe because we believe Europe’s growth and renewal depends on it. Our mission is to achieve this change of mindset for innovation in Europe by encouraging Young Europeans to take more risks for innovation and entrepreneurship, and equally, encouraging governments, businesses, society and individuals to support and reward such risk-taking.

The European Young Innovators Forum works in a close collaboration with the European Commission and the European Parliament. That gives the Communications Associate the opportunity to be closely involved in the process of EU funded projects communication, as well as the organization of events at EU level.

As we work for and with young motivated people, we encourage our Communications team members to work in a creative environment with certain schedule flexibility. We can offer you the opportunity to develop real-world skills in communications, video, and the web with competitive renumeration and other financial benefits.

How to apply?

If you feel passionate about the job, please send your professional CV and cover letter to eyif.innovator@eyif.eu. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 15th, 2014. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.