Job Opportunity – Director, Social Media and Campaigns

The Lisbon Council is looking for a Director, Social Media and Campaigns. The job includes the following:

  • Work within the organisation to develop online and audiovisual products – i.e., video, animation, interviews, blogs, vlogs, tweets, short-form video – to enhance and complement the content being generated at the Lisbon Council. The output must be entertaining, visually engaging and produced quickly, i.e., while projects are live and campaigns are active.
  • Devise plans for the dissemination of that material, i.e., social-media campaigns, web presence.
  • Knowledge of video, video editing and video production is a plus.
  • Experience in journalism, film or other forms of story telling is also a plus.
  • Work with in-house researchers, managers and others to develop above-average online and new-media content that drives debate, generates interest and amplifies Lisbon Council work.
  • Write and execute campaigns.
  • Oversee the construction and development of a new social-media department within the organisation – to be staffed by three people.
  • Experience in event, event management and community management also a plus.

The team

The role will be managed by Paul Hofheinz, president of the Lisbon Council. The role will interact regularly with the Lisbon Council team members and fellows as well as with external partners and associates. The event and communication team will be composed of three people.

The role

Social media and digital platforms

We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to take ownership of social media, video production and website – someone who is excited to develop and implement an effective strategy to deliver powerful messages in modern formats and engage with our stakeholders and communities. This includes:

  • Strategic development and day-to-day management of social media channels (e.g., twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and others)
  • Production of videos, social media, podcasts and other new-media formats

Content Production

We are looking for a creative individual who can deliver consistently high quality and impactful content to share ideas, knowledge and learning from our work. This includes:

  • Developing ideas, commissioning and managing the delivery of other digital products, especially video, throughout the year.
  • Flair and creativity. The Lisbon Council thinks out of the box. The videos can and should be a bit “out of the box” too.


We are looking for someone with a strategic mind, who will report directly to and work closely with other directors to contribute to developing the organizational communications strategy. You will also lead on developing and implementing communications plans for specific outputs and activities, such as the numerous projects that the Lisbon Council engages in, the summits it organizes and other events it hosts.

The winning candidate should have a well-developed portfolio of video and other new-media products, a demonstrated ability to work with and in teams (and to get results). Some knowledge or interest in public policy is important, including the ability to understand key points and develop well-nuanced arguments. And an ability to produce clever, winning new-media products around serious topics – products that deliver their message well and retain the characteristic light touch of new media.

To apply for this position, please contact us by e-mail only at info [at] Please write “Director Social Media and Campaigns” in the subject line and include a CV and letter of motivation.

Remuneration: the position is for a full time employee in-house employee in Brussels. Alternative arrangements can be discussed for exceptional candidates.

Job Opportunity – Project Manager

The Lisbon Council is looking for project managers for several new large international projects starting in 2023 on topics such as data-driven innovation, digital government, misinformation, green transition, energy, food chain, air quality and disaster management.

Your job will be to:

  • Manage the projects and the relation with the partners successfully and without hiccups;
  • Deliver effective stakeholders’ engagement, mapping key stakeholders and communicating with them convincingly;
  • Produce high impact and actionable policy analysis for decision makers in European institutions;
  • Present research results effectively in high level events;
  • Develop and pursue new project opportunities.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Possess a strong academic record, organisational skills and pay great attention to details
  • Have knowledge of and an interest in EU policymaking in one or more of the areas mentioned
  • Be fluent in English and an effective public speaker
  • Be an entrepreneurial self-starter and team player with a good work ethic

The successful candidate will report to the director of research. The position can also be part-time and remote from anywhere in Europe.

To apply for this position, please contact us by e-mail only at info [at] Please write “Project Manager” in the subject line and include a CV and a letter of motivation.


About the Lisbon Council

The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal asbl is a Brussels-based think tank and policy network. Established in 2003 in Belgium as a non-profit, non-partisan association, the group is dedicated to making a positive contribution through cutting-edge research and by engaging political leaders and the public at large in a constructive exchange about the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.