Why the EBU?
Be part of something special. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, you can deliver game-changing work across multiple disciplines at the EBU. Here’s a flavour of what to expect:
Opportunities open to all
People are central to everything we do. Inclusion of a diversity of peoples, perspectives and experiences is not only the right thing to do, but it also ensures authenticity, creativity and innovation remain at the heart of public service media – and that all audiences feel well represented.
That’s why Diversity Equity & Inclusion is a cornerstone of our work and strategy. Here at the EBU we’re working towards full spectrum diversity. We want to ensure that our work is enriched by the inclusion of all peoples with talent. We also want to enable peoples from traditionally underrepresented groups to make it through and participate fully, whatever their gender, ethnic or racial background, their disability, age, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.
Equal work should mean equal pay. We’ve been awarded equal-salary certification by the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation, following a scientific analysis and an audit led by Price Waterhouse Cooper. As well as assessing salaries, they also looked at our culture and our commitment to prioritizing gender equality across our organization too. We’re the first organization in the public service media sector to gain this attribution. #EqualPayDay
Working at the EBU
So you have the skills, the motivation and the commitment – but where at the EBU will you find your ideal role?
Here’s an introduction to our areas of activity – take a look and see what inspires you!
Legal & Policy
Tech & Innovation
Plus vital services such as IT, Communications, Finance and Human Resources which support our work and enable the smooth functioning of our organization.
Our staff on permanent contracts are entitled to enhanced benefits which include health insurance, a pension scheme, a recognition bonus scheme and an above average annual leave allowance, including three additional public holidays and the option to buy more than the statutory entitlement. There are also additional child allowances, staff discounts, an excellent working environment and all-important flexibility – including options to work from home.
Free parking? Tick. Views of the mountains? Tick. A gym, free tea and coffee? Tick, tick, and tick! At our Geneva headquarters, we offer a comfortable working environment with a mixture of open plan office space for collaborative working and separate small offices and meeting rooms that can be also used for deep thinking and quiet time. We also know how important it is for our staff to be able to work remotely when needed too, with a dedicated employee policy geared towards flexible working schedules (and work-life balance) and ensuring our employees are in the best possible place (physically and mentally) to get the job done.
We all need to stay well. It’s too easy to be caught up in information overload, overbearing demands and a disconnect in work-life balance. We’re committed to prioritizing the health of our employees. We offer a workplace gym, dedicated wellness programmes, counselling and mindfulness options. We encourage social events among staff organized by our dedicated after-work group as well as live cooking demos, a book club and more. Creating shared experiences creates a real sense of community and belonging.
Listening to feedback
A big part of our culture is encouraging staff to tell us when we get things right and when things aren’t working. In our six-monthly staff surveys, we ask for honest opinions on workload, priorities, work relationships and environments so that we can find better ways of working for all.
We have three dedicated staff working groups who tackle issues relating to topics that our employees have identified as priorities: Growth & Recognition, Work-Life Balance and Working Environment.
Career developmentAt the EBU, I was given the opportunity to work with so many departments, such as music, sport and news. So it was very interesting to be able to be on different projects and not to be stuck with only one topic, one project every time.”
Care about the development of your career and getting onwards and upwards? So do we. We offer comprehensive training programmes including extensive digital learning options so that staff can find and pursue their passions. From technical, soft and transferable skills to job shadowing in other departments or one-to-one mentorship schemes. We also have a recognized programme for interns and apprentices, so that we can help launch careers and aid their development in a fast-moving and varied media environment.