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Join the team

Join the ECA Team

Who are we?

The European Champions Alliance is a not-for-profit initiative led by a group of European experts in entrepreneurship and multi-skilling who want to bring about a cultural change in the way we work together across Europe. The ECA strategically and operationally supports young scale-ups and SMEs in the tech sector to become European through their strategies, policies, management, marketing and communication, implementation and range of products and services.

Support our team of experts in the European tech ecosystem and benefit from our extraordinary ECA network.

We are currently looking for the following profiles:

General Management / Advisors

Please find below some of the positions where we are looking for some motivated people that are aligned with our cause and that would like to support the growth of our European Tech Ecosystem and our team.

Send us a message in French, German or English on what you would like to help us to welcome@european-champions.com. We’ll set-up a call.

A communication strategy advisor [voluntary commitment]

Who acts as a sparring partner with the Association’s General Management, to
– advising, instilling, and revising the animation policy of the association’s various communities
– advising, instilling and revising of the event communication strategy
– advising, instilling and revising of the European communication strategy
– advising, instilling and revising of communication elements for DGs, CEOs, Presidents, etc.

The person should have a proven expertise in digital topics, Start-Up, Scale-Up.

It should be noted that the execution of the communication strategy is handled by the association’s internal human resources.
Estimated investment time: 2-3 hours/month [voluntary commitment].
Integration of the person into the Executive Committee of the association.

An accountant / treasurer [voluntary commitment]

Here is the profile we are looking for:
– English, French (German will be a plus)
– Good ease with all the digital tools of the accounting chain
– Payments, receipts, registration, production of management statements (balance sheet, interim balance, etc.), company statements, etc.
– Advice to management, monitoring of monthly budgets
– Estimated investment for the installation: 20 hours
– Estimated monthly investment: 2-3 hours/month [volunteer involvement].

A fundraiser [voluntary commitment / success fee]
  • contact people, introduce them to our association and make them become members
  • canvassing high-level decision-makers and setting up ad hoc financing operations
    Offer in remuneration for success.

Marketing / Communication

Please find below some of the marketing / communication positions where we are looking for some motivated people that are aligned with our cause and that would like to support the growth of our European tech Ecosystem. You can be a freelancer, looking for an internship or simply wanting to help us on a voluntary basis (at least 2-3 hours per week).

Send us a message in French, German or English on what you would like to help us to welcome@european-champions.com. We’ll set-up a call.

Community Management and Strategic Partnerships in a focus group (freelance / pro bono / internship)

What we offer to motivated persons / students

Support the growth of European projects in the tech sector within the ECA by building up a network of experts from promising sectors in the tech field within one of our focus groups. This is an opportunity to gain first professional experience or to write a bachelor/master thesis on a specific topic, as your interlocutors will be very young entrepreneurs as well as business leaders, managers within large CAC 40 or Dax groups and members of the administration (European Commission, Members of Parliament of European countries…).

Your tasks

Within the European Champions Alliance you are responsible for :

The administration and leadership of a focus group:

  • The organisation, management, and supervision of the activities of our members in a group (e.g. Industry 4.0)
  • You coordinate the activities of this group with the ECA Board
  • Creation and organisation of events with our institutional partners (morning talks, conferences within BpiFrance, etc.).
  • Commercial management and marketing of your focus group activities

Business development and marketing:

  • Search and contacting potential partners (companies, scale-ups or administration, business development)
  • Present the ECA offer and work with scale-ups to analyse a target market and develop an internationalisation plan until it becomes operational.
  • Develop marketing tools (presentation, preparation of events) to present ECA’s offer.
  • Communication via the Internet and our social networks (WordPress and LinkedIn)

Your profile

  • You have a background in international relations, science policy or economy/business.
  • At least bilingual in German and / or English, knowledge of French is a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of marketing tools such as Powerpoint, WordPress and social networks, video editing, Indesign etc.
  • You like to work in groups to animate a network. You are not afraid to work with senior profiles who are experts in their field.
  • You are very organized and able to manage the different projects to achieve their goals.
  • You have good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • You are humble, very flexible, able to work in a multicultural environment, adaptable to your interlocutors, but never lose sight of your goal

Working for ECA will enable you to develop your network consistently with experienced people from a variety of sectors to help shape the scale-up support ecosystem in Europe. You will actively participate in our development, argue with the strategic committee and express your opinion, all in a very European environment. Your missions will therefore be both strategic and operational.

Application

Send your application (cover letter and CV in French, German or English; short explanation of which focus group you would like to join) to welcome@european-champions.com.

Social Media Manager (freelance / pro bono / internship)

We are looking for a talented Social media manager to administer our social media accounts. You will be responsible for creating original text and video content, managing posts and responding to followers. You will manage ECAs image in a cohesive way to achieve our marketing goals.

As a Social media manager, we expect you to be up-to-date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to express our company’s views creatively.

Ultimately, you should be able to handle our social media presence ensuring high levels of web traffic and member engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Perform research on current benchmark trends and audience preferences
  • Design and implement social media strategy to align with our goals
  • Set specific objectives and report on ROI
  • Generate, edit, publish and share engaging content on a regular basis (e.g. original text, photos, videos and news)
  • Monitor SEO and web traffic metrics
  • Collaborate with other teams, like marketing, sales and community management to ensure brand consistency
  • Communicate with followers, respond to queries in a timely manner
  • Oversee social media accounts’ design (e.g. timeline cover, profile pictures and blog layout)
  • Suggest and implement new features to develop brand awareness, like promotions and competitions
  • Stay up-to-date with current technologies and trends in social media, design tools and applications

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as a Social media manager
  • Hands on experience in content management
  • Excellent copywriting skills
  • Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video)
  • Solid knowledge of SEO, keyword research and Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of online marketing channels
  • Familiarity with web design
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical and multitasking skills
Content Manager (freelance / pro bono / internship)

Job brief

We are looking for a qualified Content manager to join our team. You will be responsible for creating, improving and maintaining content to achieve our business goals. Your duties will also include sharing content to raise brand awareness and monitoring web traffic and metrics to identify best practices.

Our ideal candidate is an experienced professional with demonstrable creative writing skills. As a Content manager, you should perform well under deadlines and be detail-oriented. If you are also an expert in content optimization and brand consistency, we would like to meet you.

Ultimately, you should be able to oversee all marketing content initiatives to ensure customer engagement, brand consistency and a positive customer experience.

Responsibilities

  • Develop content strategy aligned with short-term and long-term marketing targets
  • Collaborate with marketing and design teams to plan and develop site content, style and layout
  • Create and publish engaging content
  • Edit, proofread and improve writers’ posts
  • Liaise with content writers to ensure brand consistency
  • Optimize content according to SEO
  • Use content management systems to analyze website traffic and users engagement metrics
  • Manage content distribution to online channels and social media platforms to increase web traffic
  • Develop an editorial calendar and ensure content team is on board
  • Ensure compliance with law (e.g. copyright and data protection)
  • Stay up-to-date with developments and generate new ideas to draw audience’s attention

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as a Content manager
  • Hands on experience with MS Office and WordPress
  • Basic technical knowledge of HTML and web publishing
  • Knowledge of SEO and web traffic metrics
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Attention to detail
  • Good organizational and time-management skills
Content Creator (freelance / pro bono / internship)

We are looking for a Content Creator to write and publish various types of pieces for our company’s web pages, like articles, ebooks and social media posts.

Content Creator responsibilities include producing marketing copy to advertise our products, writing blog posts about industry-related topics and promoting our content on social media. To be successful in this role, you should have experience with digital publishing and generating traffic and leads for new business. Please share samples of your work (portfolio or links to published articles) along with your application.

Ultimately, you will help us reach our target audience by delivering both useful and appealing online information about our company and products.

Responsibilities

  • Research industry-related topics
  • Prepare well-structured drafts using digital publishing platforms
  • Create and distribute marketing copy to advertise our company and products
  • Interview industry professionals and incorporate their views in blog posts
  • Edit and proofread written pieces before publication
  • Conduct keyword research and use SEO guidelines to optimize content
  • Promote content on social networks and monitor engagement (e.g. comments and shares)
  • Identify customers’ needs and recommend new topics
  • Coordinate with marketing and design teams to illustrate articles
  • Measure web traffic to content (e.g. conversion and bounce rates)
  • Update our websites as needed

Requirements

  • Portfolio of published articles
  • Hands-on experience with Content Management Systems (e.g. WordPress)
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English
  • An ability to fact-check long-form content pieces
  • Time-management skills
  • Familiarity with SEO
  • BSc in Marketing, English, Journalism or relevant field
Email Marketing Manager (freelance / pro bono / internship)

We are looking for a talented Email marketing manager to take the lead with our email marketing strategies. Your main duties include running email marketing campaigns end-to-end, managing email databases and creating newsletters.

If you’re interested in web technologies and can generate innovative ideas to increase sales, we would like to meet you. As an Email marketing manager, your role is to reach customers through email campaigns and inform them about new products and events.

Ultimately, you should be able to promote our brand and ensure our customers stay in touch with our company updates.

Responsibilities

  • Identify the target audience and grow our email list
  • Design and implement direct email marketing campaigns
  • Proofread emails for clarity, grammar and spelling
  • Ensure mobile-friendly email templates
  • Write newsletters including all updates from the association
  • Upgrade our email templates using graphics, personalization and advanced features
  • Ensure prompt and accurate communication with clients via email to minimize unsubscribes
  • Create email databases for lead generation
  • Analyze campaign performance and suggest improvements
  • Report on sales revenue generated from email marketing efforts
  • Ensure emails follow industry policies and best practices

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as an Email marketing manager or Digital marketing specialist
  • Hands-on experience with HTML and content management systems
  • Proficiency in marketing automation technology
  • Knowledge of SEO/SEM and Google Analytics
  • Familiarity with analytical and database tools
  • Excellent written communication and copywriting skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • An ability to work under tight deadlines
  • BSc degree in Marketing or relevant field
SEO Manager (freelance / pro bono / internship)
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IT / Website

Please find below some of the IT positions where we are looking for some motivated people that are aligned with our cause and that would like to support the growth of our European tech Ecosystem. You can be a freelancer, looking for an internship or simply wanting to help us on a voluntary basis (at least 2-3 hours per week).

Send us a message in French, German or English on what you would like to help us to welcome@european-champions.com. We’ll set-up a call.

Wordpress Web Developer

We are looking for an outstanding Web Developer to be responsible for the coding, innovative design and layout of our WordPress website. Web developer responsibilities include building our website from concept all the way to completion from the bottom up, fashioning everything from the home page to site layout and function.

Responsibilities

  • Update and maintain our WordPress website
  • Create website layout/user interface by using our template or standard HTML/CSS practices
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs
  • Create and maintain software documentation
  • Be responsibile for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our site
  • Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities

Requirements

  • Proven working experience in web programming for WordPress as well as Elementor (we’d like to switch)
  • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process
  • Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of  timelines and budgets with business acumen
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques.

Application

Send your application (cover letter and CV in French, German or English; short explanation of which focus group you would like to join) to welcome@european-champions.com.