European Union External Action

EEAS Vacancy Notice Contract Agent FGIII – Job title: Audio-Visual Editor Job n° 244282

23/12/2019 - 15:00
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Please send your CV and motivation letter by 15 January 2020 at 18h00 to

We are:

The European External Action Service (EEAS) supports the work of the High Representative in his tasks of conducting the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in his capacity as Vice President of the Commission with regard to his responsibilities within the Commission in the external relations field including the coordination of other aspects of the EU’s external action. The EEAS works in close cooperation with Member States, the Council and relevant services of the European Commission.

The Strategic Communications Division leads the European Union's communication on Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, as well as its external action more broadly. It provides round-the-clock professional support to the HR/VP in all his public diplomacy activities. This includes support to his press relations, web-based communication and social media, speeches, articles, graphic design and audio-visual materials. The Strategic Communications Division provides tailor-made communications guidance and support to the EU's network of 143  Delegations and offices around the world, as well as to the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy missions and operations, and is responsible for allocating and ensuring proper control of communications budgets both at headquarters and in the field. It is also responsible for internal communications to EEAS staff.

We propose:

The Strategic Communications Division is looking for a new experienced member of the team - Contract Agent FG III position, based in Brussels - that would be responsible for the editing and creation of video-content (clips, short videos, gifs, subtitles, animations). The successful candidate would be very familiar with social media and modern use of videos on digital platforms. The successful candidate would be flexible, knows how to work in a team and to adapt to changing deadlines and political priorities. He/She will work in a result oriented flexible environment with occasional extra working hours and a system of permanence/shifts to address the needs of the EEAS diplomatic service with a worldwide presence.

Functions and Duties:

  • Edit and produce attractive and professional state-of-the-art quality audio-visual material optimized for EEAS digital platforms (social media and web)
  • As a member of the social media team,  work closely with the web team, graphic designer and in contact with the Head of Division, StratComm teams and the Spokespersons service
  • Manage the Youtube account of the EEAS  
  • Liaise with audio-visual services of Council and Commission 
  • Link audio-visual content closely with the political priorities and daily activities of the HRVP
  • Duty officer on web and social media outside working hours (when required) 

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates for this contract agent III post should: 

  • (i) have passed a valid EPSO CAST in a valid FG for this post or
  • (ii) be registered in the EPSO Permanent CAST in a valid FG for this post
  • have a level of post-secondary education attested by a diploma or a level of secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education and appropriate professional experience of three years; 
  • have the capacity to work in languages of CFSP and external relations necessary for the performance of their duties. Knowledge of other EU languages would be an asset. 
  • be a national of one of the member States of the European Union and enjoy full rights as a citizen.


Candidates should have: 

Education and Training:            

  • Training in audio-visual communication, journalism or other related area.

Knowledge and Experience:      

  • At least 3 years' experience in audio-visual editing and production
  • Ability to work independently on complex issues and concepts and produce high quality work with limited supervision within limited timescales;
  • Creativity 
  • Be able to communicate effectively and interact with EEAS departments and other EU institutions 
  • Experience in working in an international environment would be an asset. 
  • Knowledge and experience of the EU institutions and foreign affairs would be an asset. 

Technical skills:

  • Very good knowledge of Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects (essential). Others such as: Avid Media Composer, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Audition, Avid Pro Tools, Audacity, DaVinci Resolve, Illustrator would be a plus.
  • Very good knowledge of other editing tools for products such as GIFs, Graphics, Subtitles, Animations (essential) 
  • Very good knowledge of audio-visual content for Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instragram (essential)
  • Very good knowledge of Web Management tools would be a plus
  • Knowledge of SEO, Photo-editing tools, Graphic design would be a plus

Linguistic skills:                        

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required and a good working knowledge of French would be an asset. Knowledge of other languages is an advantage.

Communication skills:               

  • Experience with writing, storytelling and journalism would be a plus
  • Capacity to work and communicate under time constraints in an international diplomatic and multilingual environment.
  • Creativity to create communication audio-visual products
  • Awareness of the latest trends in audio-visual, in particular for social media purposes 

Interpersonal skills:      

  • very good organizational and analytical skills
  • ability to work under pressure
  • team-working and networking abilities in an  international environment
  • results-orientation and strong motivation
  • High level of flexibility and innovation

Intellectual skills:                      

  • Rapid grasp of problems and capacity to identify issues and solutions.


The successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting if (s)he does not already hold security clearance to an appropriate level (EU SECRET), in accordance with the relevant security provisions.


Brussels, Belgium


Contract agent position (Function group III); renewable contract for a maximum duration of 6 years (with a valid CAST exam). 

Deadline for sending application: 

Please send your CV and motivation letter by 15 January 2020 at 18h00 to

Candidates shall draft their CV following the European CV form which can be found at the following internet address:

Late applications will not be accepted.

The selection panel will make a pre-selection on the basis of the qualifications and professional experience described in the CV and motivational letter, and will produce a shortlist of eligible candidates who best meet the selection criteria for the post. 

The candidates who have been preselected will be invited for an interview by a selection panel. The panel will recommend a shortlist of candidates for a final decision by the Authority Empowered to Conclude Contracts of Employment. The Authority may decide to interview the candidates on the final shortlist before taking this decision. 

Interviews will be scheduled early 2020.

Starting date:  2020 in EEAS Headquarters

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