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The company

Elia is the operator of the Belgian high-voltage transmission grid (380 kV to 30 kV) and is responsible for developing and maintaining the grid, providing users with access to it and controlling energy flows. The Elia group is a team of 2,000 professionals who have the task of ensuring the continuity of electricity supplies in Belgium.

As owner and operator of electricity transmission networks in Belgium and Germany Elia has an important role and mission in supporting and implementing Europe's energy and climate policy.

Specialist Corporate Communication Copywriter

Reference ID:  219
Function

As an English copywriter, you are part of the back office of our Elia Group Communication & Reputation department. You work in close collaboration with our local communication teams in Belgium (Elia) and Germany (50Hertz). You translate the Group’s strategy in strong and comprehensive messages and lead up various communication initiatives via transversal collaboration with other Group departments. You are our internal journalist who interviews colleagues on various topics. You work together with our experts to summarize complex studies into a comprehensive executive summary and contribute to all kind of publications like the annual report, newsletters, press releases and project brochures. To get a clear view on our critical stakeholders, you are involved in our stakeholder management at Group level. You will actively look for opportunities to profile our experts on international events and are responsible for the practical coordination.

Responsibilities: 

  • You are the right-hand man/woman of the head of Group Communication & Reputation.
  • You participate in the strategic thinking exercises.
  • You translate the Group’s strategy towards comprehensive messages and storylines to create awareness and acceptance for our activities, improve our corporate reputation, establish opportunities for collaboration with external stakeholders and attract new talent.
  • Based on interviews with our experts, you write and review viewpoints, executive summaries, speeches, articles for the annual report, press releases, speaker notes, project brochures, Q&As, …
  • You watch over the consistency of the corporate messages.
  • You set-up and have the ownership of the Elia Group Communication calendar
  • You set-up and have the ownership of the Elia Group Communication library
  • You coordinate stakeholder management on Group level, in close collaboration with various business units within the   company.
  • You set-up an annual planning of relevant events in the European energy sector and see where we can optimally profile our experts and Elia Group through keynote speeches, project presentations, debates, …
  • You are part of the crisis communication team.
  • You are the back-up of the Elia Group spokesperson
Your Profile

Skills: 

  • You are a native speaker English and have excellent copywriting skills. You have a rich vocabulary and write flawlessly. It is a plus if you have experience in journalism. 
  • You are content driven and can familiarize with complex topics and translate them into comprehensive messages. Je bent in staat om hoofd- en bijzaak van elkaar te scheiden. 
  • You work carefully and are not easily satisfied. During the writing process, you constantly refine the written text in order to achieve the best results.
  • You are open to feedback and flexible in integrating recommendations.
  • You understand what you are writing about and ask for help if this is not the case. 
  • You don't shy away from working in a dynamic environment where content is regularly fine-tuned by rapid evolutions in the energy sector.
  • You take initiative. You are a networker who stays in close contact with the various business units and actively looks for information and interesting stories. 
  • You follow current events and read the specialised press about global developments in the European energy sector.

Job requirements:

  • University degree (communication, public relations, journalism, political science, marketing, economics or similar).
  • Experienced communication expert (at least 5 years of experience)
  • Excellent conceptual skills and project management skills.
  • Strategic thinking and analysis skills and ability to develop communication concepts.
  • Team player
  • Knowledge of the energy sector is a plus. 
  • High degree of individual responsibility and flexibility.
  • Able to manage different interfaces and stakeholders.
  • knowledge of French or Dutch or German is nice to have.
Location

Bruxelles

What's in it for you?

More than offering you a mere job, we give you an exciting, ultra-professional environment, unique training and every opportunity to develop your career potential to the full, plus an attractive salary and fringe benefits. So choosing Elia means opting for a future full of promise!