Communication Specialist - Market Infrastructure and Payments

Analysis and Policy Advice
Market Infrastructure & Payments

General Information

Type of contract Fixed-term contract which may be converted into a permanent contract after three years subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Who can apply? EU nationals

Salary E/F (bracket 1 - step 1) full time monthly net salary: €4,611 plus benefits, for further information see what we offer.

Role specialisation Market Infrastructure

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 06.02.2023

Your team

You will be part of the Market Infrastructure Support Division in the Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments. The main task of the 200 people working in the Directorate is to coordinate ECB activities that relate to providing payment and securities settlement services, overseeing financial market infrastructures and payment instruments, and achieving financial market integration through cooperation with market stakeholders. We also work with financial institutions and non-euro area central banks on policy matters relating to regional and global developments in the field of market infrastructure and payments. We are currently in the process of launching two market infrastructures that will enhance the Eurosystem Collateral Management System and our payments and securities settlement services, as well as running an investigation phase for the digital euro. 

In your role as a Market Infrastructure and Payments Communication Specialist, you will be part of the four-person communications team. The team is responsible for preparing communication materials for the financial industry on our TARGET Services and more general market infrastructure and payments topics. This work involves engaging with our external audience through different communication platforms and tools, including newsletters, social media posts, website content, events, presentations, briefing materials and media monitoring, among others. The team works closely with colleagues across the Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments as well as the Directorate General Communications.

The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics.

Your role

As a Market Infrastructure and Payments Communication Specialist you will:

  • manage the social media accounts of the Directorate General, develop content and analyse its influence;
  • draft website content on market infrastructure and payments topics and coordinate its publication;
  • engage and collaborate with senior management on external communications activities;
  • support event management for the Directorate General’s large market events and conferences;
  • develop newsletters and news items for external distribution;
  • provide support and advice for senior management speaking engagements;
  • engage and collaborate with stakeholders across the ECB.

We are seeking candidates for this role who demonstrate the potential for growth, and we will support the selected candidate in their future development.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to be involved in the ongoing development of the European financial market infrastructure and to engage our external stakeholders in our projects, services and policies. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens. 

Qualifications, experience and skills


  • a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in economics, business administration, management of European affairs, European or international relations, European studies, communication, journalism or another relevant field;
  • in addition to the above, a minimum of two years’ experience – including traineeships and/or internships – in the field of market infrastructure and payments and/or communication topics, including a minimum of one year’s experience preparing communication materials and campaigns for external audiences;
  • a sound understanding of market infrastructure and payments topics, such as payments and securities settlement systems and retail payments;
  • extensive experience using Microsoft Office for the purpose of creating communication materials and campaigns;
  • an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


  • experience using Adobe Illustrator or other visual communication tools.

You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs.

You are motivated to contribute to the ECB’s mission, to serve the citizens of the EU as a member of a public institution and to work with colleagues from all over Europe.

You are motivated to be part of our team and to develop and use your skills and competencies to achieve the aims of this position.

Working modalities

We would be happy to discuss a part-time arrangement for this role. 

Further information

The formal title for this position will be Communication Campaigns Specialist.

The contract will be converted into a permanent contract after three years subject to individual performance and organisational needs in accordance with the ECB Conditions of Employment.

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to the hiring manager, Francisco Tur Hartmann, on +49 (0)69 1344 7469 or the chair of the selection panel, Elin Amundsen, on +49 (0)69 1344 7612 between 12:00 and 13:00 CET on Thursday, 19 January 2023.

Application and selection process

The recruitment process for this position will be conducted remotely. It may include a pre-recorded video interview in the pre-selection phase and – if you are invited to participate in the interview phase – it will include a written exercise, a presentation, and an interview. 

If you are not selected for this position but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list (see step 4 of How we hire), from which you might be considered for similar positions within the ECB.

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