Science editor at ESA/ESTEC

Georgie CollinsGeorgie Collins
  9 December 2019

*Position closed*

EJR-Quartz has an immediate opening for a science editor/writer with mother-tongue English, able to present scientific and technical topics in a style accessible for the general public. The position is a maternity leave replacement, 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, 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:

  • Edit and write articles and updates for the ESA Portal and other channels
  • Manage an editorial calendar, contributing to the consolidated publishing 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
  • Managing social media accounts and community engagement
  • 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 six-month contract, as maternity leave replacement. The start date is 20 January 2020.

Closing date: 17 December  2019

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