[ES_JOBS_NET] [Deadline: Sunday] European Geosciences Union job opportunity: Communications Officer

Barbara Ferreira media at egu.eu
Fri Nov 3 06:01:34 MDT 2017

Hi all,

We have an opening for a Communications Officer at the Executive Office of
the European Geosciences Union, located in the beautiful city of Munich.
The job ad is available on our website and I am also copying it below. *The
deadline for applications is Sunday.*

For those of you unfamiliar with the German public sector pay scale, the
salary is equivalent to a post-doc salary in Germany, over 44k EUR gross.

Feel free to reach me with any questions you might have. If you know anyone
who might be interested but is not on this list, it would be great if you
could pass the vacancy details along to them.

Best wishes,

Job opportunity at the EGU Executive Office: Communications Officer

The EGU (http://www.egu.eu/) is a non-profit geosciences organisation
dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the Earth, planetary, and space
sciences. The Union has more than 14,000 members and organises an annual
General Assembly that attracts over 14,000 scientists, as well as a number
of thematic meetings, and education and outreach activities. It publishes a
diverse portfolio of 17 scientific journals that use an innovative
open-access format.

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 EGUExecutive Secretary on activities
related to the promotion of the organisation. The position will be based at
the EGUExecutive Office in Munich, Germany.

Main tasks

   - Manage the official EGU blog, including writing, commissioning and
   editing posts
   - Administer the EGU network of blogs, including division blogs
   - Manage the Union’s social media presence year-round
   - Work as a point of contact for early career scientists at the EGU
   - Maintain and further develop EGU’s networking activities, particularly
   those aimed at early career 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 blogging
   - 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
   - Experience with early career scientist networks would be an advantage

Application materials

   - Letter of motivation (1 page)
   - CV (2 pages), including links to current or past online presence (web
   pages, blogs, Twitter feeds, etc.)
   - Two writing samples (each no more than 5 pages long) that demonstrate
   ability to communicate science to a wider audience (blog posts, magazine or
   newspaper articles, press releases, etc.)

Please note that only complete applications, with all required materials in
English, will be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to perform
a writing task and to provide contact details of two referees.

Salary and starting date

This position, to start in January 2018, 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
<+49%2089%2021806703>) or the current EGU Communications Officer, Laura
Roberts (networking at egu.eu, +49-89-2180-6717 <+49%2089%2021806717>).
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 5 November

Dr. Bárbara Ferreira, Media and Communications Manager

European Geosciences Union (EGU)
EGU Executive Office
Luisenstrasse 37
80333 Munich, Germany

Contact: +49 (0)89 2180-6703, media at egu.eu

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

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

Check out the new Imaggeo (geosciences image database) at

   EGU General Assembly 2018
    Vienna, Austria 8–13 April
   For journalists: media.egu.eu
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