4th July 2022,

IMPALA, the European association of independent music companies, is looking for a


to help its Brussels-based team with communication work (including strategy, socials, press releases, newsletters, reports, infographics, website etc), as well as with relevant projects (such as digital, inclusion, sustainability, EU projects etc), awards programme, building relations.

99% of Europe’s music companies are SMEs. Known as the “independents”, they are world leaders in terms of innovation and discovering new music and artists – they produce more than 80% of all new releases and account for 80% of the sector’s jobs.

IMPALA’s work covers a wide range of issues and projects and we also have our own award schemes.


  • Develop IMPALA’s communication and PR work, including liaising with members and partners as well as press etc, advise on strategy, promote and develop IMPALA’s award schemes.
  • Prepare press releases, posts for socials, infographics, reports, member communications, website and other communication tools – both written and visual content.
  • Assist with specific association projects as they develop, including among others, current work on diversity, climate action, Friends of IMPALA programme etc and EU projects.
  • Prepare infographic style and other content to assist messaging on EU affairs items such as copyright etc.
  • Organise and take part in meetings with members, other organisations, coalitions etc, including IMPALA’s PR committee and other relevant committees, and generally developing relations.
  • Research EC project opportunities and prepare applications if needed.
  • Monitor EU & music industry news – online press, institutions’ websites, social media.
  • Assist in the daily life of the organisation.
  • Help with administration tasks (filing, scanning, shared files, archives).


  • Degree in communication or other relevant field such as European affairs, political science, music business etc. 
  • Ideally 2 years of experience already in a communication role and/or EU affairs and/or music sector and/or trade association and/or digital.
  • Excellent verbal and written English, ideally as a first language.
  • Fluent in key social media and content development such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok etc, as well as tools such as CANVA, Photoshop etc, in a professional context.
  • Understanding of the functioning of European institutions and decision-making processes.
  • Experience in EU projects, organisation of events, surveys, or other organisations working with membership is an advantage.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to carry out research and synthesise information.
  • Computer literacy (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, website tools, CANVA etc (plus social media tools as mentioned above).
  • Interest in music and how the sector works.

Start date: September 2022

Full time and permanent role, starting with a one year contract, based in Brussels, Belgium (our offices are close to the EC district and the city centre and are easily accessible by public transport). Teleworking part of the week is also possible. Great opportunity for second jobber (or first with relevant experience) looking for a new opportunity in key role in a small dynamic organisation.

IMPALA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from under-represented groups in order to have a diverse pool of candidates. 

If you are interested, please send your CV and a short cover letter in English including why you are interested, your relevant experience, what you can bring to the position and your salary expectations, to Didier Gosset: and before Monday 25 July 2022. First round of interviews will be by zoom, during first week of August.


IMPALA was established in 2000 and now represents nearly 6000 independent music companies. 99% of Europe’s music companies are small, micro and medium businesses and self-releasing artists. Known as the independents, they are world leaders in terms of innovation and discovering new music and artists – they produce more than 80% of all new releases and account for 80% of the sector’s jobs. IMPALA’s mission is to grow the independent music sector sustainably, return more value to artists, promote diversity and entrepreneurship, improve political access, inspire change, and increase access to finance.

IMPALA – Independent Music Companies Association

Rue des Deux Eglises 37-39, 1000, Brussels, BELGIUM

+32 2 503 31 38