Communications Associate

Full-time contract for skilled communications professional with media literacy organisation Lie Detectors

Are you a trained communicator and visual storyteller looking for meaningful work in Brussels? Here’s a chance to join our award-winning team and tackle disinformation in Europe. International and award-winning media literacy organisation Lie Detectors needs a skilled communicator with a high level of proficiency in editing video, image, sound, presentations and visualising data to support and promote our work with journalists, schools, researchers and policymakers.

You must have drive, an eye for detail and be fluent in English and another European language, ideally either Polish, German or French. This position is initially for one year and the contract can be extended.

We plan to fill this position swiftly and will review applications regularly. Start date is as soon as possible and no later than 4 September 2023. The application deadline is Sunday 9 July at 23:59 CET. We may expedite contact with strong candidates.

Here is what our journalists say about our work:


  • Assist Lie Detectors outreach work in creating strong visual and textual material.
  • Raise the profile of Lie Detectors on digital communications channels, including LinkedIn, on our own website and via the newsletters we send out to our community.
  • Manage the continual refresh of branded materials to ensure our teams across Europe can access the most up to date versions of key collateral.
  • Support colleagues across the organisation to make effective representation across a busy calendar of events and stakeholder meetings.
  • Plan, evaluate and report on the effectiveness of our communications outputs.
  • Maintain an orderly database, enforce order in our filing system.
  • Occasionally following meetings and writing minutes.
  • The post-holder will be asked to act on other reasonable requests from the Communications Director and Advocacy staff.

Ideal Qualifications and Skills

  • A Bachelor’s or similar degree/work experience in Communications, Journalism or related fields.
  • A high-level of proficiency with design and video software.
  • Demonstrated interest in journalism, education, and/or media literacy.
  • Full professional fluency in English.
  • Ideally, you will also be able to work in other languages, with strongest focus on German, French and Polish.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • A detail-oriented and structured thinker able to maintain orderly systems.
  • Familiarity with MS Office.
  • Available from 4 September 2023 or earlier.
  • Familiarity with journalism and EU affairs is a plus.

We offer:

  • Meaningful and impactful work on a globally significant topic.
  • An international workplace with a dynamic motivated team.
  • Opportunities to learn new skills. You will never be bored at Lie Detectors. We will onboard you so you can make meaningful contributions shortly after joining.
  • Opportunities to learn about the fields of journalism, education policy and digital rights.


If you’re the right person for this role, email us your motivation letter and CV


with the subject “COMMUNICATIONS”.

Or, if you know someone who fits this description, please share it.

We review applications daily and may expedite contact with strong candidates.

Final submission deadline is 9 July. Start date is no later than September 2023.


Lie Detectors is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Lie Detectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

We strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance across the team.

About Lie Detectors:

Our award-winning organisation aims to turn schoolchildren in Europe aged 10-15 into powerful critical thinkers in a world increasingly populated by propaganda and distorted facts online, empowering them to understand news media, make informed choices and resist peer pressure as they assemble their worldview.

Through our work, we…

  • turn working journalists and selected media experts into active participants in the drive for news literacy, creating positive contact between journalists and children as well as their teachers.
  • attune teachers to digital media risks, to the tools available to counter it, and to the benefits and relevance of further classroom discussion of a topic often relegated to IT lessons and after-school clubs.
  • create memorable classroom experiences and lasting awareness of children’s own participation in social networks; to propel pupils into an ongoing conversation of news consumption and verifying news.
  • provide a link between schools and the very best existing news-literacy and news-verification initiatives.
  • influence educational policy-making through continued public speaking in varied fora, advocating for the systematic uptake and inclusion of news literacy in the curricula of teacher-training colleges and classrooms across Europe, as urged by Unesco and OECD. As part of this remit, Lie Detectors has served as a member of the EU’s High Level Group on Fake News and the EU Expert Group on Digital Literacy, advising the European Commission on how to tackle the spread and socio-economic impact of disinformation.

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