About WFA

The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) is the only global organisation representing the common interests of marketers. Through its network of over 60 national advertiser associations and over 130 of the world’s largest brands, WFA represents around 90% of global marketing communications.

Their policy mission is to champion and protect brands’ licence to do marketing in a responsible way. This includes shaping a sustainable future for digital marketing built on respect for people’s data and which gives consumers real transparency, control, and choice over what data they share and how it is used, particularly in a digital advertising context.

 

About the position

The Digital Policy Executive will report into the Senior Digital Policy Manager. The role is based in Brussels, but international travel will be required. WFA’s policy team works with the members at global and EU level to lead advocacy work on policy issues related to marketing, provide strategic advice and guidance, and foster dialogue with policymakers on emerging issues which could impact advertising.

 

Responsibilities

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Leading WFA outreach and advocacy activities on digital policy issues at EU level.
  • Developing WFA policy positions and amendments on key digital policy files such as the Digital Services Act, Digital Markets Act and the ePrivacy Regulation.
  • Organising and coordinating digital policy meetings for WFA members (Digital Governance Exchange, Policy Action Group) in Brussels.
  • Monitoring digital policy issues at EU and global level and keeping members up to date on developments (e.g. by drafting email updates, newsletters, preparing and giving presentations at meetings, writing briefings, leading webinars).
  • Coordinating WFA involvement in voluntary and self-regulatory policy and industry initiatives such as the Code of Practice on Disinformation.
  • Identifying new and emerging digital policy issues which could be relevant for WFA members at global and EU level.
  • Representing WFA at industry and policy events.

 

Requirements for the position

  • Previous experience working on EU policy issues, preferably in Brussels, and a track record of advocacy and outreach with policymakers.
  • A good understanding of and interest in digital policy, and prior experience working on platform regulation and/or privacy is essential.
  • A keen interest in and good understanding of digital marketing.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills and public speaking skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Very high (fluent) level of written and spoken English.
  • A multicultural profile, ideally speaking one or more additional language.
  • A results-driven self-starter able to take initiative and lead projects largely autonomously.

 

How to apply

You can apply by sending your CV and a cover letter to Sebastien Bechara at sebastien.bechara@mavence.com indicating ‘Digital Policy Executive – WFA’ in the subject line.

The position is open until filled. While there is no deadline to apply, interested candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible due to assessment on a rolling basis.

Starting Date as soon as possible

 

 

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LocationBrussels

SectorMarketing; Advertising; Digital