Associate or Intern in strategic communication and public affairs

in Antwerpen

Growth Inc. is an Antwerp-based strategic communications firm advising international companies, entrepreneurs and exciting scale-ups. The services we offer our clients are thought leadership, outreach programs, economic consultancy, media relations, public affairs, financial communication, internal and change communication and crisis communications.

We work for companies and organisations in a variety of fields such as consumer technology, fast moving consumer goods, industry and logistics, healthcare and medtech, financial services, professional services firms, government organizations or not for profit organizations.

Our team of consultants comes from a variety of backgrounds, they are well-connected and very ambitious.

We are looking for an experienced, talented and ambitious Associate or Intern to join our rapidly growing firm.

As Associate or Intern, you will support our (Senior) Consultants in several projects with different clients. This means you will be responsible for research and drafting reports, messaging documents, press materials, pitches and media outreach.

What do we expect from you?

You will:

  • Draft media pitches and stakeholder outreach programs and perform thorough and targeted research

  • Consistently seek out new media opportunities, targets and ways to enhance media impact

  • Regularly contribute to Growth Inc.’s blog and social media platforms

  • Develop a deep knowledge of social, political and economic issues that impact our clients

  • Read the news daily, searching for news jacking opportunities or ways to tie client announcements to the wider news agenda

  • Support on multiple client accounts, with close attention to detail

  • Work hard, grow fast and go to a lot of places and have a lot of fun

To apply, you should have minimum the following capabilities and experience:

  • Minimum a bachelor in a relevant academic background

  • Proven track record in a sport team or youth movement

  • Previous internships are a plus

  • Be result-driven

  • Excellent language and communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Evidence of strong writing, editing and proofreading ability

  • Native in Dutch and fluent in English

  • Excellent presentation skills (verbal and written)

  • Be organized, efficient and effective

  • Time management skills (ability to multi-task and to complete tasks within tight deadlines)

  • A healthy appetite for news and information, especially related to societal issues, politics and policy

  • Have an international mindset

  • Be enthusiastic and motivated in a fast-paced work environment

  • Able to work under time pressure

  • Good social skills and team player

  • Open minded, curious and creative

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

What's in it for you?

  • Flexible work environment: The most overused buzzword in CVs and job offers. This is how we work: Do you need to see the dentist? Is Belgium facing the worst traffic jam ever? Do you need to apply for jury duty? All of these are negotiable. Are we approaching a deadline? We count on you.

  • You work for various high-profile clients in diverse sectors.

  • Always something to learn: colleagues sing in a choir, travel to exotic places to learn new languages, cycle like madmen, have ministers on speed dial or use horses as the perfect mental coach. Got any questions? Fire away!

  • Fully stocked fridge. Always a fresh flower on your desk. Always a surprising office challenge. A fitness room with showers. Weekly yoga class.

  • You will never eat alone. (Did we already mention our amazing sunlit offices and a rooftop restaurant just two floors away?)

  • And last but not least, our office is centrally located in Antwerp, the creative capital of the Low Countries. Easy reachable by public transportation with a tram stop, bus stop and cycle station in front of the office. We use shared bikes and e-steps to move around in this bustling city or to quickly have a lunch break in the nearby bookstore.

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