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Communication & Social Media – Public Affairs – Trainee Consultant

  • Acumen Public Affairs
Brussels, Belgium
  • Acumen Public Affairs
Brussels, Belgium


To apply for this position, please submit your application (both cover letter and resume) online:

Candidates who have a profile matching what we are looking for will then be contacted for an interview.


We are currently looking for a Trainee Consultant with experience in communications and social media. The role has a strong communications element, with excellent writing skills and in-depth knowledge about digital channels required. An interest in healthcare and/or sustainability and a passion for good storytelling is a definite plus.


  • Draft compelling content for various communication channels (e.g. social media, websites, press releases etc.);

  • Assist with digital marketing communications content and asset creation (e.g. newsletters, campaigns etc.);

  • Collaborate with other teams to gather the information needed to ensure accurate representation of clients’ ideas and needs, combining policy messages and innovative, creative formats;

  • Contribute to the development of communication and social media strategies and priorities, including tracking content performance and reviewing analytics;

  • Monitor of media outlets and social media to gather insight on industry trends and identify opportunities for engagement;

  • Conduct background research, write memos, event notes and issue briefings;

  • Support the planning and coordination of events, press conferences and gatherings, both in person and virtual.


  • EU national or Belgian work permit holder;

  • A previous traineeship in communications and social media. Candidates without experience in this sector will not be considered;

  • Native-level command of English; Good command of German is a strong asset, additional language skills an asset;

  • Creativity and eagerness to explore new means of communication;

  • Passion for current developments in health policy;

  • Strong presentation skills – ability to present information in a clear and visually appealing way;

  • Advanced knowledge of several social media channels;

  • Ability to work in a team, whilst at the same time carrying out own tasks independently and to agreed deadlines;

  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, ability to work under tight deadlines in an international environment;

  • Proficient with IT and new media tools.


  • Previous experience in the healthcare and/or sustainability sector would be a big plus;

  • Organising social media campaigns, community engagement;

  • Experience working with media and drafting opinion articles.


  • A six-month paid traineeship, with opportunities for a long-term contract after the traineeship period. 90% of our trainees get a consultant contract after their traineeship;

  • A fantastic work environment in which new ideas and approaches are more than welcome;

  • Training opportunities – on the job as well as dedicated trainings with experienced industry experts;

  • Opportunity to become an expert on strategic communications and the development of campaigns.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of topics and assignments and get client exposure.


At Acumen we have built a culture to meaningfully shape policy and deliver impact that lasts. We bring more than experienced counsel and a winning record to the table. We pride ourselves in being the kind of advisors that clients want at their side during their most complex, difficult decisions. This is why, we follow a 360-degree approach for our clients – from policy advice to channel management, and to running entire campaigns. We delight in what we do and provide tailor-made solutions.

We are always looking for talented individuals to contribute to our purpose. And as our people can attest and the awards show, we are a great and a meaningful place to work.

We look forward to meeting you!

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