Opening for a senior science editor/communicator

Erica RolfeErica Rolfe
  14 August 2018

NOW CLOSED. EJR-Quartz has an opening for a senior science editor/communicator with mother-tongue English, able to present scientific and technical topics in a style accessible for the general public. The position is full-time for EJR-Quartz under contract to the European Space Agency, based on site at ESA’s ESTEC, in the Netherlands.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Mother-tongue English
  • An Honours degree in science, space science, earth sciences or communications
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in writing and editing on science or space topics
  • Demonstrable experience in presenting scientific and technical subjects in a style accessible for general public

Tasks include:

  • Commission, edit and write articles and updates for the ESA Portal and other channels
  • Manage an editorial calendar, contributing to the consolidated publishing agenda
  • Participate in the Editorial Board to review news requests and coordinate the publication agenda
  • Contribute to the drafting and implementing of communication plans
  • Support the organisation of media and outreach events
  • Support for launch and mission events, including live coverage
  • Conception and implementation of social media campaigns
  • Conception of storyboards for videos, animations and social media assets


Contractual matters

The successful candidate will be employed directly by EJR-Quartz BV, under contract to ESA and must have residence and work permit for the Netherlands. This is a one-year contract, with possibility of renewal. The start date is 1 November.

Closing date: 5 September  2018

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