Communications Officer Antwerp

Position Profile and Requirements

Euronav NV is seeking a Communications Officer based in Antwerp, Belgium.

Primary aim:

To work on the communication strategy directly with senior management.

To ensure an efficient communication with a variety of audiences through media, corporate events, web and publications.

 As the group is started a new part of its life following an exciting growth since 2014, it is constantly changing the way it is communicating with its stakeholders and has set the following goal :

  • A global reputation as the leader in tanker Shipping
  • Management seen as best-in-class in the business with media profile
  • A programme to continue elevating the company’s credibility with investors, clients and employees
  • Ensure best-in-class investor relations and media relations, stabilizing existing shareholders and engaging with new investor segment (Energy vs shipping)
  • Continuously updating a compelling investor thesis and company narrative
  • Engage in new relationships with industry influencers to provide Euronav point of view

 Your responsibilities:

 Corporate Communication

  • Copywriting
  • Financial communication
    • Writing, collating and translating of Annual and Half year report ;
    • Responsible for coordination, deadlines, accuracy
  • Press Releases and quarterly earnings releases;
    • Translating of press releases from English to Dutch – Coherence between languages;
    • Handle distribution of all press releases;
    • Keep all PR related databases of Euronav contacts, media and shareholders up to date and correct;
    • Ensure correct timing of distribution press release;
    • Ensure correct lay-out;
    • Press clipping & daily media digest
    • Contact with newspapers for publishing paying press releases;
  • Annual General Meeting
    • Assisting the general coordination of AGM
  • Internal communication
    • Plan and manage internal communications;
    • Make sure all employees are fully aware of the importance of the corporate direction, mission, aims and activities;
  • Media relations:
    • Maintain and develop corporate image and reputation, and protect and develop the company’s brand via suitable PR activities;
    • Develop and maintain media relations;
    • Update media database with journalists that follow Euronav and / or write about topics that affect the company (energy, economy, shipping, oil, etc.);
    • Keep track of interesting PR stories to pitch to the media;
    • Follow up on press releases / media stories with journalists;
    • Set up media interviews with management.
  • Investor relations:
    • To make contribution toward Investor relations process and programme management
  • Crisis Communications
    • Making sure the company is prepared for a crisis in terms of communications (holding statements, crisis website etc.);
    • Developing briefings and Q&A’s for issues and crisis situations ensuring a consisting and effective response.
    • Organizing media trainings and crisis exercises.
  • Social Media: develop and protect the Euronav brand on social media.
  • ESG/SRI/GRI:
    • Coordinate the process to make sure Euronav is in compliance with the Directive on non-financial communication
    • Development of a company-wide policy to increase focus and attention on SRI criteria’s
  • Website:
    • Responsible for all sections of the website in three languages in accordance with updated information supplied by each department.
    • Stay up to date with good market practice.

Preferred Requirements:

Formal Education: bachelor level – a degree in Communications or related field

Experience: min. 5 years

Other qualifications:

  • Excellent MS office knowledge such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of trends in the online world
  • You are a good communicator, excellent writing skills in both English and Dutch, a problem solver, a team player, flexible, stress- resistant, and creative.
  • Social media management is a plus
  • Other software such as  Adobe Creator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Prezi

Languages: Fluent in English, Dutch

Contact: Ann Vleugels, ann.vleugels@euronav.com