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Job: CERN Communications Officer

As part of CERN’s Media and Digital Communications activities, the institution is looking for a Communications Officer to further CERN’s mission. The main stakeholders include: policy makers, the international scientific community, media, and the general public across CERN’s Member and Associate States, and globally.

You will join the International Relations Sector (IR), Education, Communications and Outreach Group (ECO) that is responsible for maintaining support for CERN's mission from all its stakeholders, generating public engagement with CERN’s activities and with fundamental research, fostering community-building within CERN and the international particle physics community, and raising awareness of CERN’s societal impact.
The group is composed of professionals covering all its activities: writers, media officers, graphic and web designers, social media specialists, education specialists, exhibition developers, photographers and video editors, event curators and organisers.


As Communications Officer in the Media and Digital Communications section, you will:

  • Contribute to the development of CERN’s media and digital multichannel communications strategy.
  • Coordinate the different stages of external communications projects and campaigns, including identifying the best distribution channels and ensuring effective project management.
  • Manage and monitor social media channels and external newsletters.
  • Identify and propose new channels to reach external audiences, especially: policy makers, the international scientific community, media, and the general public across CERN’s Member and Associate States, and globally.
  • Coordinate the evaluation and monitoring activities related to communications projects and activities, including weekly, monthly, quarterly, and project reports.
  • Serve as a member of CERN’s crisis communications team, and participate in regular crisis communications training and exercises.
  • Contribute to activities within existing networks, such as Interactions and EPPCN as requested.
  • Supervise and mentor junior members of the team.
  • Share resources and assist with other activities related to media and digital communications as requested.

For more information on the required skills and experience needed, please head to the full job description. This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should reach CERN no later than 08.02.2021 at 12:00pm CET.


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CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics

We are all made of particles that formed in the first instants of the universe. Discover the tiniest constituents of matter and how they evolved to make the universe we see around us today. Find out what is happening at the Large Hadron Collider and meet the people who build and operate this extraordinary machine.

CERN is open to visitors wanting to book guided tours behind the scenes and is also home to Science Gateway a science centre with exhibitions, auditorium and lab spaces open since October 2023. https://visit.cern/

For CERN’s travelling exhibition, multimedia and object loans see https://visit.cern/exhibitions-object-loans