Communications Expert



Communications Expert


Brussels, Belgium

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Profile Group is a premium Selection and Recruitment company that has been helping candidates in their job search for 30 years. Working with a wide variety of companies, we provide candidates with a high quality service that helps both in the application process and improving the various skills required to succeed in interviews.

Our client, amfori seeks a Communications Expert.


Your Role in amfori:

amfori, the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade, seeks a Communication Expert to take ownership for Media relations, Media monitoring, Crisis communication and External content communication.

Key Responsibilities:

Media relations:

  • Develop and drive a pro-active global media strategy to raise amfori’s visibility;
  • Manage amfori’s international media relations including facilitating interviews, drafting press releases and opinion pieces, organising media events;
  • Work closely with amfori’s international network to coordinate and guide media activities at the local level and maximise media coverage;
  • Build long-term relationships with strategically selected media and key influencers, creating opportunities for interviews and expert opinions;
  • Develop a digital Newsroom as a destination platform for all journalists interested in sustainability;
  • Create and maintain a media database, including international and local media contacts, covering mainstream and specialised outlets;
  • SPOC, directing queries to the relevant executive or expert;
  • Align the media calendar with the communication strategy and editorial calendar to ensure consistency and impact;
  • Liaise with internal experts to ensure timely content creation and updates which reflect internal developments and resonate with our audiences;
  • Write press materials, in close collaboration with the subject experts;
  • Ensures dissemination of press material to relevant online/offline media outlets.

Media monitoring and KPIs:

  • Monitor daily media, report and disseminate relevant media clippings to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Analyse the media relations performance and suggest improvements;
  • Closely measure amfori’s reputation in the media and report on defined KPIs.

Crisis communication:

  • Take an active role in safeguarding the association’s reputation. Identify potential threats to the organisation and support in handling media during crisis.

External Content creation:

  • Annual Report: lead the creation of amfori’s annual report including GRI reporting;
  • Copywriting: write, edit and proofread corporate materials as well as speeches and other external content, as needed.


Your Profile:

  • Master’s in journalism, media and communications or equivalent;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with media, journalists, influencers;
  • Excellent English (written and spoken);
  • Experience in the fields of sustainability trade, and/or policy is a must;
  • Experience in managing digital newsrooms and media centre;
  • Track record of crisis management;
  • Proven understanding of what is newsworthy in the new fragmented media reality;
  • At ease with written as well as audio visual news reporting;
  • Ability to report on standard media KPIs;
  • Balance between creative and analytical thinking;
  • A can-do mindset, demonstrated ability to take initiative;
  • Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and handle diverse tasks simultaneously.


amfori Offer:

  • An exciting international environment pro training located in the heart of Brussels;
  • Excellent Remuneration package, which includes lunch vouchers, 8€, ecocheques, 250€, group insurance, 4.5%, DKV hospital, ambulatory and dental insurance (+ family) and contribution to public transportation for commute to work;
  • Permanent contract;
  • Possible travel within Europe, (2 to 3 times per year).


For more information: Call EMMA WAITES at the number: 02 738 02 63, GSM 0475 614967.

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