Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Junior Reporter / Editorial Assistant - Paid Internship

Interested in reporting on exciting projects in the environmental field, as part of a dynamic, international team in Brussels?
shecco is a market accelerator for the introduction of climate friendly technologies providing market development, publishing and events management services worldwide. Our mission is to bring these technologies faster to the market in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and thereby “sustaining our atmosphere”. We especially focus on helping our partners worldwide to introduce sustainable solutions for the Heating, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC&R) industries. shecco's team is located in Brussels, Berlin, Tokyo and New York.
Over the last 15 years, shecco has become the world’s leading publisher of news and reports about natural refrigerants in various world regions. Part of shecco’s publishing portfolio are its online platforms (;;;, its Accelerate magazines in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia & New Zealand, as well as the “GUIDEs” - a series of leading market intelligence reports for different regions and applications. We work with a team of dedicated industry experts and journalists to support progressive business leaders working with natural refrigerant solutions in all HVAC&R sectors.
To reinforce its media team and contribute to online in digital publications, shecco Europe is looking to recruit a Junior Reporter / Editorial Assistant for its Brussels office.
Estimated start date: April 2016
The job
Working collaboratively as part of shecco’s editorial team, the Junior Reporter / Editorial Assistant, will produce daily content for our online publications and for our digital magazines “Accelerate” through regular desk-based monitoring and by conducting daily interviews with decision makers and stakeholders.
He/she will also be expected to “hit the ground running” and write articles for publication, as well as contribute research for new publications, including “Accelerate” and the “GUIDEs”. 
This flexible and exciting role with high growth potential will provide hands-on writing experience, as well as the vital skills necessary for being an online journalist.
Some of the tasks include, inter alia:
Media monitoring on a daily basis
Draft articles, reports and industry updates covering the HVAC industry and specifically Natural Refrigerants
Edit a wide range of material for online and print publications of the shecco group
Contribute to the planning of the media team, by putting forward proposals and suggestions for content on a regular basis 
Liaise with a broad network of collaborators, journalists and customers
Analyse and report on trends concerning the use of different online platforms 
Profile & Key Competencies
Strong motivation to work in the field of environmental technologies
Native English speaker or equivalent (both oral and written)
A passion for journalism, with work experience in editorial work
An ability to translate complex, technical matters in easily understandable texts
Attention to detail
Pro-active approach and quick learner
Both a team player and able to work autonomously
Well-organised and able to deliver on time
Able to liaise with market players across multicultural environments and culturally sensitive
Sound understanding of business environments
University degree in journalism, or equivalent working experience
Proficiency in using MS Office, internet, Social Media
Academic background in mechanical or other engineering studies, environmental sciences, energy, business studies a strong plus
Proficiency in using graphic design and presentation tools, a plus
1-3 years relevant work experience would be a plus
Paid Internship (Convention d’Immersion Professionelle) for a 6-/12-month period
This internship is intended to lead to permanent employment, based on performance
This position entails diverse job assignments, with broad learning opportunities (i.e. on the job coaching, formal training, attendance to events, etc.) and exposure to a global working environment in fast paced and dynamic environment. Occasional international travel may be required.
For more information about this job and/or the company please contact Dee Lockhart, at: +32 2 230 37 00
Applications received outside the online system will not be taken into consideration.
Application deadline: 31 March 2016 (but successful candidates might be selected before this deadline, so early application is recommended).
First round interviews will be held in Brussels in the week of 4-8 April; second round interviews, if needed, in the week of 11-15 April. 

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