Our client is a European organisation who provides a platform for its stakeholders to advance European research, exploring new directions for research in a global context. Established in 1974 as an independent nongovernmental organisation, European researchers have an opportunity to work together across disciplinary and geographic boundaries. The Board of Directors is developing and implementing a new communications strategy, focusing on internal and external stakeholders. To support the Board we are looking for a charismatic and result driven communications professional, who translates the key messages into tailored media concepts and services for Europe’s science and research community.
Head of Communications dynamic communications ‘reflex’ with scientific affinity
You further raise the organisation’s visibility and impact to society by proactively
liaising with the stakeholders on communication projects. At the same time you inform the European research community in general, policymakers, media and society about the organisation’s activities. You recognise and materialise opportunities to strengthen the internal and external communications strategy and branding opportunities. You redirect the current publications policy from instrumentto strategyfocused and find ways to expand and broaden the media options into scientific new services. You are the trusted advisor to the Chief Executive and Directors in media relations and press contacts at a strategic and tactical level. The Communications team consists currently of six international communications professionals. Nassau EXECUTIVE July 2009
· Completed university degree in communications or journalism and a background in science or
equivalent professional experience;
· At least ten years professional experience in (scientific) journalism and communications, plus
in depth knowledge and experience of corporate communications in an international
· Affinity with or good working knowledge of European and national research structures and
European institutions; knowledge of European and international science policy;
· Proven experience in science writing (English) for a variety of media;
· Track record and international network in (science) communication, journalism and/or lobby
· Proven creativity in developing communications strategy and implementation;
· Proven people management experience within a performance driven organisation;
· High standard of spoken and written English with a working knowledge of French or another European language being an advantage ;
· Knowledge of online communication, corporate websites and corporate intranet portals.
To grow the brand positioning of the organisation and be fully exposed to the breadth of the international scientific and research communities. An entrepreneurial and challenging position with broad exposure, with development and career potential. Comprehensive remuneration package, including relocation and mobility allowances.
Regular travel is part of the job.
An assessment is part of the procedure.