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Communication Officer


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Description: 

Job code: RT-C/D/SCI/00155

Job posted on: Tue, 2018-08-07 13:35

Location: ESTEC-Noordwijk

Country: The Netherlands

Education: Master degree

Contract type: Permanent

Start Date: within 2 months

Requirements

The incumbent should have good knowledge and at least 8 years’ experience in the following areas:

Science, engineering or technological communication. A good synthesis ability and a thorough understanding and interest for science is needed. Fluent spoken and written English. A university degree (at least master) in Astronomy, Planetary Science, or Astrophysics. In-depth knowledge of the missions and topics of ESA’s Science Programme International Media and Social media. Good interaction skills and capacity to work under stressful situations. A fair knowledge in the following areas will be considered an additional advantage:

o Science communications.

o Audio-visual requirements.

o Graphic design and layout.

o Social media.

Contact information: jobs@vitrocisetbelgium.com o.recca@vitrocisetbelgium.com l.petkov@vitrocisetbelgium.com s.poncerios@|vitrocisetbelgium.com

Specific Tasks

Act as Senior Editor for the Science and Technology pages of the Science directorate, including the commissioning, editing and writing of articles and updates.
  • Act as administrator of the Science Editorial Board to review news requests and coordinate the publication agenda.
  • Act as “Point of Contact” for science missions internally (ESA project scientist and managers) and externally (Mission Science teams and communication partners).
  • Under the responsibility of the Science Programme Communication Officer support the drafting and implementation of annual and mission communication plans.
  • Organisation of media events, including briefing of speakers and follow-up of requests from media.
  • Set-up of outreach events agreed in the Science and Exploration Domain communication plan.
  • Support to launch and mission events and tasks and events defined in partnership and cooperation agreements.
  • Conception and conduct of social media campaigns, including the management of Science related social media accounts.
  • Conception, editing and writing of stories for ESA science portal and SciTech pages inEnglish
  • Obtain the necessary internal approval for publication.
  • Conception of storyboards for videos, animations and social media assets.
  • Represent ESA at science/outreach/communication conferences by giving presentations and to maintain and develop relationships with other science communicators and update own knowledge
Ideal Candidate: 

Requirements

 The incumbent should have good knowledge and at least 8 years’ experience in the following areas:

  • Science, engineering or technological communication. A good synthesis ability and a thorough understanding and interest for science is needed.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • A university degree (at least master) in Astronomy, Planetary Science, or Astrophysics.
  • In-depth knowledge of the missions and topics of ESA’s Science Programme
  • International Media and Social media.
  • Good interaction skills and capacity to work under stressful situations.
  • A fair knowledge in the following areas will be considered an additional advantage:
o Science communications.

o Audio-visual requirements.

o Graphic design and layout.

o Social media.

 

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