[ES_JOBS_NET] Communications Officer job at European Geosciences Union

Sara Mynott mynott at egu.eu
Wed Apr 2 10:21:37 MDT 2014

Dear all,

List may be interested in a science-communication position at the Executive
Office of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), in Munich, Germany. It's a
great opportunity if you're looking for an Earth science job outside
academia (details below).

Best wishes,


*Job opportunity at the EGU Executive Office: Communications Officer*

The EGU (www.egu.eu) is a non-profit geosciences organisation dedicated to
the pursuit of excellence in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences for
the benefit of humanity, worldwide. The Union has more than 11,000 members,
a General Assembly which attracts over 11,000 scientists each year, a
diverse portfolio of 16 scientific journals that use an innovative
open-access format, a number of thematic meetings, and education and
outreach activities.

We are seeking to appoint a Communications Officer to work with the EGU
Media and Communications Manager in maintaining and further developing
media- and science-related communications between the EGU and its
membership, the working media and the public at large. The Communications
Officer will also work under the direction of the EGU Executive Secretary
on activities related to the promotion of the organisation. The position
will be based at the EGU Executive Office in Munich, Germany.

*Main tasks*
* Manage the official EGU blog, including writing, commissioning and
editing posts
* Administer the EGU network of blogs
* Manage the Union's social media presence year-round
* Assist with writing, editing and proofing activities related to the EGU
quarterly newsletter
* Further develop and maintain the young scientists section on the EGU
* Maintain and further develop EGU's networking activities, particularly
those aimed at young scientists
* Participate in the promotion of the EGU

* Academic degree (e.g., MA, MSc, PhD), preferably in the geosciences or
communication sciences
* Professional experience of online and social media platforms, including
* Ability to understand and translate complex science into simple concepts
and write about scientific research to general audiences in an engaging and
accurate manner
* Good writing and editing skills
* Good team player with excellent interpersonal, organisational and
communication skills
* Attention to detail
* Expert command of English
* Some knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator would be an advantage

*Application materials*
* Cover letter and CV, including links to current or past online presence
(web pages, blogs, Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, etc.)
* Two writing samples that demonstrate ability to communicate science to a
wider audience (blog posts, magazine or newspaper articles, press releases,
* Contact details of two referees

*Please note that only complete applications, with all required materials
in English, will be accepted.*

*Salary and starting date*
The position, to start in July 2013, will be for two years initially, with
the possibility of further renewal, and will be subject to one year of
probation. Remuneration is according to the German public service pay scale
and can be up to E13 TV-L, depending on expertise and experience.

Informal enquiries about this position can be made to the Media and
Communications Manager, Bárbara Ferreira (media at egu.eu, +49-89-2180-6703).
Applications should be addressed to Bárbara Ferreira and Philippe Courtial
and be submitted by e-mail in a single file to vacancy at egu.eu by *8 May*.

Sara Mynott, Communications Officer

European Geosciences Union (EGU)
EGU Executive Office
Luisenstrasse 37
D-80333 MUNICH (Germany)

Phone: +49 (0)89 2180-6717 -or- +49 (0)89 2180-6549 (Secretary)
E-mail: mynott at egu.eu -or- info at egu.eu

Find out the latest in geoscience research on GeoLog (http://geolog.egu.eu/) &
the EGU Blog Network (http://blogs.egu.eu/).

You can follow the EGU on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EuroGeosciences &
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanGeosciencesUnion.

   EGU General Assembly 2014
Vienna, Austria 27 April - 02 May
   For journalists: media.egu.eu
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