Jobs

We always look forward to meeting people that want to work with us in any capacity, from volunteering in our events to integrating our staff. If you don’t see any positions of interest below, just reach out and tell us what you would like to do and why you would be a great fit.

Our jobs are also available in our Linkedin profile. Follow Hack Belgium Labs to be updated on what we are doing.

Communications Manager

The core business of Hack Belgium Labs is creating and executing innovation events, predominantly B2B hackathons for professionals, both for our clients and on our own initiative.  

Promoting our events – towards potential participants and towards potential clients – is the key role of the Communications Manager.  

That’s not all, however: being the custodian of our brand, making sure the company stays top-of-mind with our potential clients, and becomes (over time) the reference for outstanding hackathons in Belgium and across Europe are all substantial parts of the job.  

Tasks will include:  

  • Supporting our Event Program Managers in all the communications aspects of the events they are working on, before, during and after the events:  
    • Co-create communications plans and budgets for each of the events 
    • Oversee design of communications materials, from event pages to social media posts and advertising to printed materials  
    • Create or source necessary content – primarily interviews (text), possibly podcasts / webinars, live mini-events  
    • Plan and execute social media posts to promote the events
    • Create event communication kits, share them with relevant event partners, and make sure that the partners communicate in a timely manner  
    • Work with event partners or clients to make sure their communications needs are met 
  • Developing and executing communications strategy for the company (newsletter, social media presence, PR and other channels) 
  • Constructing and filling the sales funnel for all products and services we offer – from event tickets to custom hackathons – in collaboration with Event Program Managers and Sales 
  • Maintaining and improving the company website with the focus on capturing leads and accelerating event ticket sales 
  • Managing external suppliers – web and graphic designers, content writers, photographers and videographers, PR or growth hacking specialists 
  • Keeping an eye on the overall communications budget and optimize it over time 

Ideal profile would be:

  • Insanely structured, thorough and detail-oriented 
  • Ready to roll up the sleeves and and get things done – we don’t always have the budget or the time to outsource things 
  • Willing to experiment and to learn from mistakes (ideally, other people’s mistakes) 
  • Solid writing skills and an eye for design 
  • Strong affinity with UX and UI design 
  • Highly independent
  • Pragmatic
  • Familiar with the following tools:
    • Asana
    • WordPress 
    • Typeform 
    • Eventbrite 
    • Google Workspace
  • Comfortable with basic workflow automation (e.g. connecting Typeform to Google Sheets)
  • Fluent in English, other Western European languages are a plus
  • Prior experience in communications (especially in social media management) is a plus 
  • Online lead generation experience is a plus 
  • Professional or volunteer experience with organising events for 100+ participants is a plus, experience of organizing and participating in hackathons is a big plus 

People with limited relevant experience are welcome to apply – we’ll train you on the tools and concepts you need, offer an excellent opportunity to learn by doing, and invest in your training when necessary. 

Digital Product Manager

The core business of Hack Belgium Labs is creating and executing innovation events, predominantly B2B hackathons for professionals. Our team works on several concepts for digital products that enhance the experience for participants in our events and that help us sell more tickets. 

The Digital Product Manager would be responsible for executing the basic tasks linked to daily operations of the two digital tools we’re developing (e.g. refining content of the tools, serving as the key contact point with customers who are using the tools, etc.).  

The ideal candidate would also be capable of helping us with the development and commercialization of the tools, from lead generation to improving user interface and content of the tools to experimenting with different business models – of course, with the support of the entire team, as well as of dedicated technical specialists where needed.   

Tasks will include:  

  • Support the company’s team members by taking on various tasks related to digital tools associated with each of our events: transcribing event content, adding it to the digital tools, following up with event participants, etc.  
  • Interact with event participants within the digital tools
  • Proactively make improvement suggestions for the tools, both in terms of content and user experience/user interface  
  • Think together with team members about the potential business applications of the digital tools: the additional revenue streams and new business we can generate by leveraging the tools  
  • Work with external suppliers if needed, including our software development agency and various experts  
  • Create, fill up, and grow the pipeline of potential customers for our tools 
  • Run experiments to validate business models for our tools with support of our team members and outside experts  
  • Keep an eye on the costs of running and developing our digital tools 

Ideal profile would be:

  • Insanely structured, thorough and detail-oriented
  • Capable of quickly grasping business concepts 
  • Strong affinity with UX and UI design 
  • Highly independent
  • Pragmatic 
  • Familiar with the following tools:
    • Asana
    • WordPress 
    • Typeform 
    • Eventbrite 
    • Google Workspace
  • Comfortable with basic workflow automation (e.g. connecting Typeform to Google Sheets)
  • Fluent in English, other Western European languages are a plus 
  • Prior experience in Product Management / Product Owner role is a massive plus 
  • Online lead generation experience is a plus 
  • Professional or volunteer experience with organising events for 100+ participants is a plus, experience of organizing and participating in hackathons is a big plus 

People with limited relevant experience are welcome to apply – we’ll train you on the tools and concepts you need, offer an excellent opportunity to learn by doing, and invest in your training when necessary. 

Learn more about Hack Belgium Labs.

How to apply

Send your CV and motivation letter to jobs@hackbelgium.be

Videos of hackathons we have organized

These videos will give you a better picture of the events we organize:

 

 

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