Internship - Corporate & Consumer Communications, Brussels

Agency BCW
Created 06/13/2021
Reference BFBA8FD522
Category Internship
Job type Full-time
Country Belgium
City Brussels
Are you passionate about PR, corporate communications and crisis communications in Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU, its politics and policies? Interested in the relationship between organisations and media? How about being a part of it?

Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) Brussels, a leading and award-winning integrated public affairs and communications consultancy, is hiring for a six-month internship to join our Consumer & Corparate Communications Practice. Come light up the communication of businesses and organisations with your creativity, enthusiasm and independent thinking.

The start date for the internship is Monday 23rd of August 2021.

At BCW Brussels, you will find a collegiate and collaborative environment focused on opportunity and a growth mindset. Our teams are diverse and talented and deliver innovative solutions to our celebrated client roster. We offer depth and breadth of communications capabilities and industry expertise, matched by cutting-edge tools. Our counsel and campaigns are increasingly digital and social, and we make the most of BCW's global network to create global impact and move people .

Over the course of six months, the successful candidate will gain an insight into the working of a global communications agency and develop the skills and experiences necessary to pursue a career in consultancy.

For more information on BCW Brussels: https://bcw-global.com/eu

Requirements

Key Responsibilities
  • Support the team with the daily account management of clients on the Belgian and Luxembourg market, and in multi-market European projects.
  • Support and execute all necessary tasks on client accounts under the supervision of the client leader or project manager
  • Carry out media and stakeholder monitoring, research and analysis of issues, developments and trends to ensure the client is alerted on relevant topics relevant to the clients
  • Manage the creation and update of media lists for client projects
  • Identify, manage and pitch media stories for our clients to media and stakeholders
  • Support in preparation of documents for clients including monitoring report, clippings report, event trackers, etc.
  • Write media materials in your native language Dutch and be able to change texts in French and English with native speaker support: press releases, media pitches, media profiles, factsheets and customer stories
  • Attend and support the development of new business proposals coming in through research and participation in brainstorming sessions
  • Draft minutes for internal and external meetings or events
  • Gain understanding of the client's business, challenges and opportunities


Requirements
  • Native fluency in Dutch, French language level should be at B2/C1 level
  • Excellent communications skills in English (C1) - both spoken and written
  • Good knowledge of the Belgian media and institutional landscape
  • Strong time management & prioritisation skills
  • Experience with digital and social campaigns and tools
  • Critical thinking with a desire and ability to learn within a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong IT skills (Word, Excel, AirTable, Meltwater, Explore & Database management)
  • Demonstrate proactive attitude

Practicalities

Starting date - End of August 2021

As a result of COVID-19, all BCW Brussels employees are currently working remotely. Interviews will therefore take place by video conference. However, t he successful candidate must be able to travel to Belgium at the start of the internship to enable us to onboard.

Benefits

BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), one of the world's largest full-service global communications agencies, is in the business of moving people on behalf of clients. BCW delivers digitally and data-driven creative content and integrated communications programs grounded in earned media and scaled across all channels for clients in the B2B, consumer, corporate, crisis management, healthcare, public affairs, purpose and technology sectors. BCW is a part of WPP (NYSE: WPP), a creative transformation company. For more information, visit www.bcw-global.com .

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