ACT is hiring a Director to lead the Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Task Force

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The Association of Commercial Television and Video on Demand Services in Europe (ACT) is looking to hire a Director to lead the Association’s Task Force on EU Intellectual Property Rights (IP) and Competition (COMP) policies. We are looking for an experienced public affairs practitioner with several years of experience in EU policy and an understanding and passion for EU IP and COMP policies. The successful candidate will manage a junior policy officer and report directly to the Director General and interact on a continuous basis with the membership. Applications should be submitted by Friday 10 May 2024.

Tasks include assisting in

  • Development and analyses of policy texts and positions
  • Institutional relations & outreach, regular interactions with EU Institutions (EP, EC, Council)
  • Stakeholder coordination, working alongside partners and coalitions to deliver common messages
  • National association coordination, coordinating our work with national partners
  • Implementing the outreach plan, including event A-Z management
  • Representing the association externally, on panels, hearings and other events

Must Haves (Candidates without the below need not apply)

  • You are a recognised team player and have experience managing juniors
  • You have proven experience of EU IP and COMP legislation and jurisprudence; and the EU decision-making processes
  • You speak and write English fluently as well as another EU language
  • You have experience in European public policy working in Brussels for a trade association, regional/national representation, law firm, consultancy and/or other relevant organisation

Other important elements to your profile

  • You have a degree in a relevant discipline, such as law, political science, communications, media studies, or European studies
  • You have an understanding of the media business environment and its interaction with policy, including latest digital developments affecting the industry (e.g. Artificial Intelligence)
  • You have the ability to multi-task and a proactive, self-starting ‘can do’ attitude
  • You feel comfortable speaking in public
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel

Should you be interested in this post please send your CV and a cover letter to Greg Polad (, ACT Director General, with subject line – “ACT vacancy – Director – IP and COMP”. Your cover letter should strive to address how your profile and past experience cover the requirements set out above. We highly recommend that you visit our website in so doing to better understand the work of the association and its members. Designated candidates should expect a written test and interview rounds. All to be conducted in English. Note that while we do our best to answer your application in due course, please allow for some delay in response.


  • The package for the post is competitive

Starting date

  • ASAP and September 2024 at latest