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Ecsite is recruiting a Communications and Events Officer - join us! Apply by 8 September

Ecsite is looking for a new colleague to join the communications & events team. The new Communications and Events Officer will be responsible for the written materials across all Ecsite communications and events, implementing a consistent overall editorial line. S/he will also be responsible for logistical aspects related to the events organised by Ecsite, mostly the Ecsite Conference, the Directors Forum and advocacy events. Working in dialogue with colleagues, Ecsite members and stakeholders, s/he will be under the supervision of the Communications and Events Manager.



  • Excellent (native speaker level) written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Previous experience in drafting publications, articles, brochures and copy editing non-native English and following editing processes.
  • Proof reading and editing skills.
  • Previous experience in working with graphic designers.
  • Customer-focused, service oriented.
  • Solution-driven.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good software skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Mailchimp).
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time.
  • Self-motivated, quick learner.
  • Interpersonal skills to facilitate work with a wide range of individuals and groups from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and to set priorities, in a flexible and adaptable working style.
  • Availability to travel abroad, one to two trips per year of about two to three days each, plus participation in the Conference (about eight days in June).


  • Good Adobe Indesign and Photoshop skills.
  • CMS and community management skills (Drupal, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn).
  • Previous experience in organising events.
  • Motivation to work for a science engagement organisation, in a non-profit and international environment.
  • Desire to work in a small team.

A detailed description of this new position is in the pdf attached below.

The preferred start date is 6 January 2020. This will be a one-year contract with possible extension to a permanent contract if both parties are satisfied.
Selected candidates will be interviewed in Brussels and will complete a written task. Preferred dates: 16-19 September 2019. Note that Ecsite will not cover the travel expenses for these interviews.

Please send your application in English by email by 8 September 2019, 23:59 CET, including a motivation letter addressing the specific requirements of the job description, plus curriculum vitae to Raquel da Cunha, Events and Communications Officer: rdacunha@ecsite.eu with “Communications and Events Officer - Name of applicant” in the subject line.

Note: Raquel da Cunha, currently Events & Communications Officer, will be taking on the role of Communications & Events Manager from January 2020.



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