Vacancy: Editor for ESA’s Operations activities in Darmstadt, Germany

Dirma van EckDirma van Eck
  23 April 2024

***Applications closed***  Do you have excellent editorial skills and a flair for storytelling? EJR-Quartz has an immediate opening for a fluent English editor familiar with spacecraft operations activities, to be part of our service team for the European Space Agency, based onsite at ESA’s Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

We’re looking for an experienced editor to develop inspiring content and creative campaigns for ESA’s Operations Directorate. We seek an individual who shares our passion for creative problem solving and who is able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Proficiency in English (mother-tongue or equivalent) and the ability to write and edit independently
  • A Masters degree in communications/journalism or a scientific or technical subject
  • Minimum of 4 years’ professional experience in writing and editing with a flair for marketing
  • Strong content management skills and familiarity with online publishing and social media tools
  • Great communication and networking skills
  • Demonstrable knowledge of communications, marketing and social media strategy
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines, both independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of another European language is an asset
  • Knowledge of European spacecraft operations is an advantage

Tasks include:

  • Researching and writing/editing content with the aim of publishing news, web stories, blog posts, social media posts, brochures, fact sheets, and other materials promoting the technical and programmatic activities of the directorate
  • Supporting internal communications on the topic by putting together content for newsletters and working with the wider internal communications team
  • Validating information with the relevant technical experts, and ensuring that it is compliant with ESA’s editorial and branding guidelines
  • Coordinating with ESA Corporate Communications to ensure that the content is aligned with ESA’s overall communication strategy
  • Creating and updating content in the content management system
  • Coordinating and implementing the creation of multimedia content for use on different platforms
  • Assisting in devising and implementing a communication strategy

Contractual matters

The successful candidate will be employed directly by EJR-Quartz as part of our service team for ESA. The position is full-time (1 FTE) and onsite at ESA’s Operations Centre in Darmstadt. 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/working permit for Germany.

Closing date: 6 May 2024 at 12:30 CEST

Salary range: 3800-4200 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 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: ESOC’s main facility in Darmstadt, Germany. Credit: ESA)