ECA/2019/7 - Web editor


The European Court of Auditors is the European Union (EU) institution established by the Treaty to audit EU finances. As the EU’s external auditor, it helps to improve EU financial management and acts as an independent guardian of citizens’ financial interests.

The role of the Directorate of the Presidency (DOP) is to help the President execute the ECA’s mission. We are responsible for various tasks in the areas of corporate strategy, planning, performance management, communications and media relations and institutional liaison.


We are looking for a web editor to join our communication team.

This vacancy notice is open to applicants who, on the deadline for application, meet the eligibility conditions set out in the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union (hereinafter the Staff Regulations) and will have:


In accordance with Article 5 of the Staff Regulations:

- level of post-secondary education attested by a diploma, or
- a level of secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education, and appropriate professional experience of at least three years, or
- where justified in the interests of the service, professional training or professional experience of an equivalent level.

Knowledge of languages

- thorough knowledge of one official language of the European Union;
- satisfactory knowledge of at least one other official European Union language;
- due to the nature of the duties to be carried out, a sound knowledge of English is required, minimum level C1 in understanding, speaking and writing.
Knowledge of French would be an asset.

To assess your foreign language skills, see:

Excellent working knowledge of

- CMS SharePoint;
- HTML codes (experience of Adobe Dreamweaver is an advantage);
- Adobe Photoshop (experience of Adobe InDesign and/or Adobe Illustrator is an advantage);
- Adobe Acrobat;
- Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Job description

Coordinating and facilitating content management of the ECA website and intranet as well as contributing to other tasks related to the DOP’s communication activities (both internal and external). This includes notably:


- publishing news, announcements, special reports, opinions, photos etc;
- Posting on ECA social media accounts;
- prepare, request translations and send internet newsletters every first of the month;
- creating and updating pages in 24 official languages;
- revision and development of the ECA website, including the Contact Committee site;
- testing improvements on pre-production sites;
- updating guidelines and coaching new web-publishers;
- checking website archives with the Court’s archivist.


- uploading documents, news items, agendas, pictures, etc.;
- sending out staff notifications to all staff;
- revision of the current site and development of the new site;
- coaching users in how to upload documents as well as using the site generally;
- creating mini-sites and pages for users;
- sending intranet newsletters every Friday;
- uploading visits and other events onto the internal info-screens ("totems");
- updating guidelines and coaching new web-publishers.

Due to the nature of the activities, the candidate should:

- demonstrate a capacity to be well-organised, proactive, paying attention to detail, be able to multi-task, and work under tight deadlines;
- an interest for and good knowledge of the ECA’s functioning and working practices and of the environment within which it operates;
- good contact and communication skills for interacting (orally and in writing) with correspondents both within the ECA and outside.


Applications must be drafted in English or French and submitted only via the online form.

Applications must be accompanied by the following documents:

- a letter of motivation (maximum one page);
- an up-to-date CV, which must be in the "Europass" format:
- for officials working outside of the ECA: in addition to the two above-mentioned elements, a document confirming function group, grade and status as an official must be provided.

Please note that only the information provided in your CV and motivation letter will be taken into account in evaluating your application.

Applications failing to adhere strictly to these instructions will be rejected.


This vacancy notice is open to officials of the European Court of Auditors and officials of other EU institutions ONLY.

The Court has decided to launch this vacancy notice on the basis of Article 29.1 (a) and (b) of the Staff Regulations, including the transfer of officials from other institutions. This vacancy notice is also open to “assistants ιn transition”.

In line with the Court’s equal opportunities policy and Article 1d of the Staff Regulations, the Court embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. The Court accepts applications without discrimination on any grounds and takes steps to ensure that recruitment is evenly balanced between men and women, as required by Article 23 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The Court also takes measures to reconcile working life with family life.

Deadline for applications is midday on 22  February 2019 (Luxembourg time).


The Court is committed to ensuring that candidates' personal data are processed as required by Appointing Authority Decision No 77-2006 implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data in the context of human resources policies.

For more information, see the specific privacy statement for employment vacancies which is available at the following address:


If, at any stage in the selection procedure, you believe that a decision adversely affects you, the following options are available:

I. Request for the Pre-selection Board’s decisions to be reconsidered

You may submit a written reasoned request for the Board’s decision to be reconsidered. Such a request must be submitted to the following address within 10 days of notification of the decision:

II. Complaints

Pursuant to Article 90(2) of the Staff Regulations, you may submit a complaint against the Court’s Decision to reject your application within three months of being notified thereof, to the following address:

The Secretary-General
European Court of Auditors
12, rue Alcide De Gasperi
L-1615 Luxembourg

III. Judicial appeal

Pursuant to Article 91 of the Staff Regulations, if your complaint is rejected and this decision affects you adversely, you may then file an appeal with the European Court of Justice. Such appeals must be filed by a lawyer within three months of notification of the decision to reject the complaint.

IV. Complaints to the European Ombudsman

If you believe that the handling of your application has involved maladministration by the European Court of Auditors, you may submit a complaint to the European Ombudsman, having first contacted the Court with the aim of settling the dispute. You must submit your complaint in writing within two years of discovering the relevant facts. An electronic complaints form is available on the European Ombudsman’s website. Complaining to the European Ombudsman will not suspend the above-mentioned appeal deadlines.

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