ESA Earth observation social media and digital content specialist

Sarah LeachSarah Leach
  2 December 2021

Do you have excellent social media skills and a passion for digital storytelling about science? We’d like to hear from you! We’re looking for an experienced social media and digital content specialist for ESA’s Earth observation channels, as part of our EJR-Quartz communications team for the European Space Agency (ESA). This post is on site at ESA/ESRIN in Frascati, Italy (part-time).

The successful candidate will have:

  • 2+ years of hands-on experience overseeing social media and creating digital content for an organisation with a significant public presence, preferably in an environment field;
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, digital media communications or environment-related field
  • Strong communication and editing skills (mother-tongue English standard) with a flair for science storytelling
  • Understanding of what it takes to implement a social media strategy within the wider framework of a corporate communications strategy
  • 2+ years of experience working with social media management tools, running successful campaigns and assessing metrics/analytics
  • 1+ years of experience using video, audio and other multimedia elements on social media
  • Experience and expertise with photo and video editing tools, such as Adobe PhotoShop, Final Cut, or Adobe Premiere, as well as social-only tools for GIFs, etc.
  • Deep familiarity with the major social media platforms and content management platforms
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines, as part of a social media team

The fine print

The social media specialist will support the implementation and execution of the social media strategy for ESA’s Earth Observation Programmes activities. Working with the EO Social Media Strategist, the social media specialist is asked to:

  • Implement the ESA EO social media strategy
  • Run EO social media channels based on EO content
  • Source, write and edit content daily to support the digital strategy
  • Investigate ways for EO to partner, engage, reach out to and with various platforms
  • Work as part of the EO communications team, under the responsibility of the EO Communications Officer
  • Liaise closely with the ESA-wide social media team to achieve the highest visibility for EO activities on the ‘corporate’ channels
  • Support the Social Media Strategist in collaborating with appropriate external entities/partners/agencies
  • Search for opportunities to tell Earth observation stories
  • Report on EO social media in line with best practice in order to show return rate on a weekly/event basis
  • Stay abreast of social media developments/new channels and make recommendations on their use for Earth Observation
  • Propose and support targeted EO social media campaigns
  • Engage with the EO social media community and influencers

Contractual matters

The successful candidate will be employed directly by EJR-Quartz srl, within our communications service team for ESA, and must have the right to live and work in Italy. This is a half-time position, with an option to combine with a related post. It will normally be a one-year contract, with possibility of renewal.

EJR-Quartz is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our diverse team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Closing date: 9 December 2021

Start date: end January 2022. Find out more about our company and meet our multinational team at: www.ejr-quartz.com

If you think this is for you, tell us why you’d like to join our team. Please send your cover letter, CV and references to: vacancy@ejr-quartz.com

Or reach out to us on LinkedIn or social media and let’s talk!