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Public Information Officer

Grade: A.1/A.2 (coordinated organisations)

Reference IES/ADMIN(2013)23


Job description

The Public Information Officer will work directly under the supervision of the EUISS Director and be tasked with the following duties:

  • Maintain the Institute’s online presence through writing, language editing (especially of online-only texts and publications), proof-reading, formatting and publishing of site content and outreach campaigns
  • Liaise with the developers of the Institute’s websiteLiaise with designers for the preparation of information and outreach products 
  • Conduct background research as requested and maintain an up-to-date base of events and issues relevant to the Institute
  • In close collaboration with the Documentation & Research Officer, help prepare reports, briefings, background materials and talking points
  • In close collaboration with the Documentation & Research Officer, provide support in all organisational aspects of meetings and public event
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Candidates should possess:

  • EU citizenship
  • A university degree (Master’s level) in a relevant area
  • A sound knowledge of the workings of the European Union, in particular CFSP and external action
  • First-class writing and editing skills in English (English mother tongue or near-native)
  • A good command of the French language and/or another official language of the EU
  • A confirmed ability and experience working with content management systems (Typo3) and desktop publishing software (InDesign, etc.)
  • A highly-developed sense of initiative and responsibility, coupled with dynamism and flexibility
  • An ability to work well and fast in a relatively small international team.


Candidates should:

  • Submit their applications, together with a letter of motivation and a detailed curriculum vitae
  • Supply the name and coordinates of two referees (who may be contacted only if a candidate is short-listed)
  • Send their complete applications by Thursday, 25th April 2013 (1800 CET)via e-mail only to: jobs(at)iss.europa.euwith the reference PIO-2013 in the subject line.

Failure to meet any of the above requirements will lead to automatic disqualification.


The successful candidate will be offered a fixed-term three year contract, with the possibility of extension. S/he will be expected to start as from 1 September 2013.

Short-listed candidates will be informed by e-mail by mid-May with interviews to occur shortly thereafter. The EUISS regrets it is unable to respond to those who have not been shortlisted.

The EU Institute for Security Studies is an equal-opportunities employer in accordance with its Staff Rules and with EU regulations.