Vacancy: Communication specialist for ESA’s Ф-Lab

Dirma van EckDirma van Eck
  23 April 2024

***Applications closed***  When was the last time you were in the front row of exciting innovations and your job was all about sharing this enthusiasm with external and internal stakeholders? Time for a change? We are looking for a communications specialist with a passion for space applications, specifically in the Earth observation field.

The position is full-time (1 FTE) for EJR-Quartz under contract to ESA, at ESA’s Earth Observation Centre in Frascati, Italy.

You will help to support Ф-lab communications, campaigns and events and will be responsible for organising outreach activities. As part of the EJR-Quartz for ESA communications team you will liaise closely with the corporate and EO communications teams to plan and coordinate events and materials.

Your main tasks will be to:

  • Produce communication materials for the Ф-lab and InCubed programmes
  • Coordinate the production of content for the Ф-lab websites
  • Support the Ф-lab communication strategy by organising events and press activities, preparing relevant materials, creating promotional campaigns etc.
  • Contribute to the preparation of communications plans and campaigns
  • Produce promotional content for different platforms, including web, social media and print

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Italian
  • A degree in communication, marketing, public relations or events planning
  • A strong interest and background in Earth observation
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience working in an international environment with governmental institutes
  • The capacity to engage and work effectively with people at all levels of an organisation and with the general public
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Flexibility and a capacity to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Ability to work calmly and efficiently under pressure

Contractual matters

The successful candidate will be employed directly by EJR-Quartz srl. The position is full-time (1 FTE) onsite at ESRIN, Frascati (Italy). This is a temporary contract until 31 December 2024, with possibility of renewal. The optimal start date is 1 June 2024. Candidates must already have a valid residence/work permit for Italy.

Closing date: 6 May 2024 at 12:30 CEST

Salary range: 3600-4000 EUR gross per month, depending on experience.

Learn more about our company and meet the team at:

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:

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.

Please note that only applications in English will be considered. During the application process we may perform a quick check of your social media channels. If you do not agree to such screening, please let us know when you apply. Any data collected during the application process will of course be processed according to EU GDPR. For more information, please check our Data Policy.

(Banner: Observing the Earth. Credit: ESA Φ-lab)