The Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE), is the European trade body representing Europe’s video games industry towards the European institutions and other international organisations. ISFE’s membership is composed of the major video game companies and national trade associations across Europe. See here for more information www.isfe.eu
ISFE is the founder of PEGI which is the Pan European Game Information system, set up in 2003, and which is successfully deployed in 38 European countries, responsible for the age and content rating of video games. ISFE and its members have a strong commitment to the protection of minors and is active in promoting responsible gameplay throughout Europe.
ISFE is a provider of strategic data through the GameTrack project and through the Games Sales Data project: https://www.isfe.eu/data-key-facts/
In 2019 ISFE launched ISFE Esports : https://www.isfe.eu/isfe-esports/
ISFE is seeking to appoint a Communications Director. The Communications Director will be in charge of ISFE’s internal and external communication activities, including social media and website updates and will have the responsibility for the organisation of ISFE’s events.
Under the guidance of the Head of Policy & Public Affairs, the Communications Director will develop ISFE’s communication strategy, including communication resources for members such as the members’ newsletter and other communication material as well as external communication material (website content, social media content, annual report, Key Facts, FAQs, press releases).
The Communications Director will also play an important role in the coordination of communication activities with members and sister organisations and promoting the sharing of best practices.
The Communications Director should possess basic graphic design skills and website management skills. For more complex projects, external support can be used.
The role requires close coordination with ISFE’s external media & press relations manager, who manages the press relations, and with the Policy Team.
- Excellent command of written and oral English is a must. A second European language could be an advantage.
- Capable of producing written work that is clear and to a professional standard. Journalistic experience could be an advantage.
- Strong coordination skills: experience from a coordinating function would be an advantage, such as a membership body or as part of a geographically spread team.
- Good understanding of the EU decision process and EU Public Affairs.
- A proven experience in event organisation and communication, especially social media.
- A proven experience in producing communication materials (brochures, digital content) and liaising with external providers.
- Able to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
- Capable of autonomous working and independent thinking.
- Commitment and dedication to driving team goals.
- Basic graphic skills (i.e. infographics)
Proven experience within the tech and/or content sectors would be an advantage, and in particular the video games sector.
Deadline for applications is May 8, 2020. Start date September 1, 2020.
- The Communications Director will report to the Head of Policy & Public Affairs.
- The role is predominantly office based, next to Arts-Loi metro station.
- Travel is required, e.g. yearly presence at Gamescom in Cologne for 4 days, occasional international travel and European travel to meet members may be necessary.
- A demonstrable interest in video gaming is an advantage.
- A competitive package is on offer to the requisite candidate.
Due to the envisaged number of applications, only successful applications will be replied to.