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Communications Trainee

We're hiring 

A trainee for paid work in Administration and Communications at our award-winning media literacy organisation 

Are you a recent graduate looking for a Brussels-based traineeship? Here's a chance to join our award-winning team that tackles disinformation in Europe every day.  

 News literacy organisation Lie Detectorsis hiring trainees for meaningful work as part of our project to promote media literacy and take on disinformation. You must have drive, an eye for detail and be fluent in English plus French. Our traineeships last for a minimum of four months and are full-time (38 hours per week) and take place in our offices in Brussels.  

We are currently recruiting trainees for June 2022 as start date. Traineeships are being filled on a rolling basis and applications will be stored for up to four months. 


Lie Detectors is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Lie Detectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.  


Lie Detectors strives to maintain a healthy work/life balance for its team. 



Responsibilities of the Trainee 


  • Participate in the administrative and communications functions which support our mission of turning schoolchildren into powerful critical thinkers. 

  • Correspond by email with journalists and teachers in English plus German and/or French 


  • Potentially co-moderate digital visits of journalists into classrooms 


  • Independently conduct internet and phone research in English plus German and/or French. 

  • Complete administrative tasks (word-processing, reporting, filing of documents, PowerPoint presentation, scheduling, etc.). 

  • Maintain an orderly database, enforce order in our filing system. 




 Studies towards or completed a Bachelors or similar degree/work experience in Communications, Journalism, Education, Government, or related fields. 

  • Demonstrated interest in journalism, education, and media literacy. 

  • Professional fluency in English plus German and/or French. 

  • Excellent communication skills. 

  • Dynamic and pro-active. 

  • Detail-oriented and highly organised. 

  • Familiarity with MS Office. 

  • Familiarity with contact databases such as Salesforce. 

  • Ability to work independently from a home office. 

  • Available from June 2022. 

  • Commitment to work for Lie Detector for at least 4 months. 

  • Familiarity with education and/or media in Austria, Belgium or Germany a plus. 



  • A confident written communicator in English plus German and/or French. 

  • A confident oral communicator to potentially co-moderate classroom visits. 



  • A confident communicator and researcher in English, plus German and/or French. 

  • A detail-oriented and structured thinker able to maintain orderly systems. 


We offer 


  • Meaningful work which has an impact on a globally timely topic. 

  • An exciting international workplace. 

  • Dynamic team. 

  • Opportunities to learn new skills. 

  • Opportunities to learn about the fields of journalism, education and public policy. 

  • A paid traineeship. 



If you're right for the role, email us at jobs@lie-detectors.org 




with the subject TRAINEE today! 


Application for June 2022 recruitment: 31 May 2022 

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Thursday 19 mai 2022 - 11h00 / Tuesday 31 mai 2022 - 17h00


Lie Detectors

Ruxandra Manea