Looking for an impactful job helping to foster a healthier media sector?
We’ve got the perfect opportunity for you: Europe MédiaLab is hiring passionate individuals to join its international team!

Europe MédiaLab (former Fondation Euractiv), is a THINK-and-DO-TANK that helps foster a sustainable media ecosystem. Registered in Belgium as a “Fondation d’Utilité Publique”, Europe MédiaLab is currently running two flagship programmes:

  • Maison du MédiaLab helps Eastern European media send correspondents to Brussels. The lack of Eastern European journalists in Brussels limits news diversity, and impedes understanding of EU and NATO integration. Maison addresses this issue with a novel approach to EU democracy infrastructure.
  • Stars4Media enables media professionals, media organisations and technology companies from EU countries, to work together in bottom-up initiatives to test ideas and technologies, develop new business models and produce journalistic content.

Programme Coordinator (Traineeship)

Possible start date: June 2024, or at the earliest convenience

Contract: Contrat d’Immersion Professionnelle (6 months, renewable for another 6 months and/or developing as Programme Manager)

Job Description:

You will be in charge of managing a flagship programme at Europe MédiaLab to support media and democracy across Europe. Reporting directly to the Secretary General plus working sometimes with the Managing Director, the Founder and various partners, your role involves planning, tracking progress of journalists, and executing programme activities. A strong commitment to democratic values, interest in Eastern Europe, and a proactive approach to solving problems are key. You will handle stakeholder communication, team dynamic coordination, and support the programme’s strategic direction. The role places you at the heart of media innovation and EU affairs, offering significant exposure and learning opportunities from a talented team. Our office is ideally located at Résidence Palace, the media building near the European Council, emphasising our connection to EU politics.

Main responsibilities:

  • Coordinate potential Brussels correspondents selection
  • Organise and facilitate high-level and socialising events
  • Ensure timely achievement of milestones and deliverables
  • Take initiatives to refine programme effectiveness and fundraising
  • Strategize stakeholder engagement across Eastern Europe
  • Develop social media communication and presentation material
  • Support partners and participants to ensure engagement and contribution
  • Manage travel, agenda & logistics for trips & events

Profile:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field required
  • Understanding of EU & Brussels through studies and ground experience
  • Interest in EU affairs, Eastern Europe, and organising events
  • A team-player who enjoys working in a small team
  • Self-starter, able to anticipate, hard-worker and organised
  • Ready to assume responsibilities, prior NGO leadership is a plus
  • Attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Adaptable, with a keen ability to solve problems effectively
  • Proficient in MS Office, Google tools, Canva, and social media
  • Excellent written English and spoken French are a must
  • A Slavic language or German would be an asset
  • Open to declare conflicts of interest and undergo background checks

To apply: Please send a CV and a motivation letter in PDF format to selection@europemedialab.eu. Please indicate “Programme Coordinator” and your name in the email title.

Deadline for applications: 17 June 2024

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Europe MédiaLab is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Your application will be evaluated based on merit and your personal data will be handled in accordance with GDPR.

Fundraising and Programme Director

Possible start date: July 2024, or at the earliest convenience

Contract: Independent Service Provision Contract

Job Description:

You will lead the development and execution of Europe MédiaLab’s philanthropic strategy and programmes, aimed at strengthening Europe’s democracy infrastructure. Under the guidance of the Managing Director, you will collaborate with the Founder, the Secretary General, key media stakeholders, and our esteemed consortium partners including VUB, WAN-IFRA, EJC, EFJ, EUI, EDMO, Comenius University, Fraunhofer. A deep commitment to media values, proven ability to cultivate strong relationships with donors and partners, and a strategic mindset are essential for success. You’ll manage stakeholder communications, ensure smooth team dynamics, and contribute to the strategic evolution of your programmes. This role offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of democracy infrastructure, gain valuable leadership experience, and work alongside a passionate team. Our office, strategically located in the Résidence Palace, hosting many media professionals, highlights our dedication to driving positive change in Europe.


Main responsibilities:

  • Design fundraising strategies and campaigns for multiple donor types
  • Research & cultivate relationships with high-level donors
  • Craft proposals for foundations & institutional grants
  • Track programme impact and oversee donor satisfaction
  • Develop communication material and high-impact events
  • Help coach a trainee and contribute to fundraising logistics

Profile:

  • 3 years of proven fundraising experience with major donors
  • Understanding of “EU & Brussels” through 5+ years on-the-ground experience
  • Passion for European democracy, Eastern Europe, and relation building
  • Team player with strong leadership skills with colleagues and partners
  • Organised, problem-solver and proactive, driving projects to completion
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience
  • Excellent written/spoken English plus fluent French or German is a must
  • Proficient in MS Office, donor CRMs, social media and efficient use of AI
  • Open to declare conflicts of interest and undergo background checks


This role offers the chance to make a real difference, connecting with passionate donors and driving strategic programs to support media sector changes in Europe.

 

To apply: please send a CV and a motivation letter in PDF format to secgen@europemedialab.eu. Please indicate “Programme and Fundraising Director” and your name in the email title.

Deadline for applications: 17 June 2024

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Europe MédiaLab is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Your application will be evaluated based on merit and your personal data will be handled in accordance with GDPR.