IFPI represents the recording industry worldwide. Its mission is to promote the value of recorded music, campaign for the rights of record producers, and expand the commercial use of recorded music. The European Office in Brussels interacts directly with the European institutions and coordinates the industry’s representation throughout Europe.
IFPI Europe is currently looking to engage an EU Communications Executive to contribute to the strategic goal of further increasing the positioning and profile of the music industry in Brussels.
Key internal relationships:
The EU Communications Executive will be working closely with the IFPI Global Team, in particular the Communications Team from the HQ in London.
Role in the organisation:
The IFPI EU Communications Executive is responsible for managing communication projects and developing new initiatives, in close coordination with IFPI colleagues in Brussels and from the HQ in London. They will reinforce IFPI’s team, contributing to its strategic engagement goals and supporting the policy and advocacy work of the team in Brussels.
- Work closely with the global team to tailor global narratives and campaigns to the needs of the EU and the EU Member States.
- Develop EU-focused storytelling strategy and tools in line with IFPI policy objectives and global strategy.
- Contribute to creating strategic communications and PR content, i.e., multi-media news releases, advisory/briefing notes, reports and presentations, etc.
- Support policy campaigns by developing engaging communication tools, i.e., studies, reports, press releases, handouts, presentations, reference documents etc.
- In coordination with the managing director, share relevant IFPI communications and PR content with key stakeholders (media, journalists, decision-makers, partner organisations).
- Drive the process of IFPI stakeholder mapping across media, EU institutions, key political figures, influencers, partner organisations and other stakeholders.
- Identify new areas of engagement with the EU institutions, media, IFPI member companies and broader publics with the aim of increasing the positioning of the music industry and IFPI members in Brussels.
- Build and nurture a strong network of contacts with key stakeholders across the EU – sharing best practices, developing partnerships, gathering intelligence, strengthening IFPI branding in the EU.
- Assist on “Friends of Music”, organised three times a year in the European Parliament.
- Assist and further develop other well-established IFPI policy events in Brussels.
- Conceptualise, develop and organise new in-person, virtual and hybrid events in support of policy and advocacy objectives in Brussels.
- Develop and manage new strategic (events related) partnerships to further IFPI policy agenda and increase its visibility in Brussels.
- Work with the global team to develop EU focused events based on globally successful initiatives: awards ceremonies, report launches, etc.
IFPI is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Experience and Education:
- Degree in a relevant field (Political Science, Communications, Journalism, International Relations) or other qualifications relevant to this position.
- Proven experience (3-5 years) in PR, political communications, policy events management or public campaigning in Brussels.
- Good knowledge of the EU institutions and the EU media landscape.
- Ideally, prior experience in working on EU digital policies (Platform Regulation, Data, Media, Competition, Artificial Intelligence, Copyright etc.).
- Experience in working with diverse stakeholders: media, high-level politicians, CEOs is a plus.
- Experience working with InDesign and other Adobe Suite design toolbox is a plus.
- Native or near-native English speaker – excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Additional EU languages will be a plus.
- Excellent project management skills: organisation, prioritisation, multi-tasking, working towards tight deadlines, both working as part of a team member and also independently.
- Excellent people skills – you are a connector: you create and seize opportunities, across cultures, with colleagues from different offices.
- Passion for the music industry and keen interest in advancing the interests of the recording industry.
- Strong drive to take ownership of projects and make things happen.