Dutch Organization for Scientific Research, The Hague, published on June 11, 2021
Are you looking for a job where communication with and about science is essential? Do you want to work to build a bridge between science and society? And are you that practical janitor who can organize conferences and have online experience? The Netherlands Scientific Research Organization (NWO) is looking for a Communication Officer in The Hague.
Where will you work?
You are part of the NWO’s central communications department, which is made up of several teams. You will work on the liaison team for the exact and natural sciences in the NWO (ENW) field. The field of science develops research programs, funding, and puts research in experimental sciences on the agenda. Consider supporting international networks in astronomy, energy transformation in collaboration with the business community, and the development of a quantum computer or sustainably produced food.
The Science Communication Team consists of four Communications Consultants, five Communications Officers and a Team Leader. This vacancy arose due to a change in the organization of the communications team. The location is The Hague.
What will you do?
It is a diversified position with a focus on conference communication activities such as:
Text editing, design and public relations (program book, invitations, reminders, forms, slides, application, intranet, report, messages on social media, evaluation form), creation and maintenance of conference website, creation of films to introduce scholars.
Together with your colleague, you can manage and monitor the social media of the domain, identifying relevant news and trends on a daily basis. Together, you coordinate answers to questions that come through these channels. As part of the communication team, you can create and place messages on various media in consultation with communication consultants. You will also need to find suitable visual material for this. Think of the newsletter and messages on the NWO’s website and social media. Alternately with your colleague, you make a Science contribution to the NWO newsletter, writing letters and providing an appropriate photo. In addition, you can do simple DTP jobs and make short films to enhance or dress up messages.
Another part of your job is to put the content on the NWO website. Sometimes the content is from colleagues, other times you write a message yourself. You may also be involved in supporting communications consultants in the performance of their work. You are responsible for planning the communications as you have to switch with copywriters, designers, photographers, etc.
The employee we are looking for has:
– HBO education in communication;
Knowledge and experience in communicating at events;
Knowledge and experience in managing social media;
– Experience with CMS for websites;
Experience in the production of communication tools, including monitoring of schedules;
– Good communication skills and organizational qualities;
Excellent speaking and writing skills in Dutch and English;
Flexible and independent working position where you work well together in a team;
Proactive attitude to work towards colleagues and enjoys taking joint work.
In addition, you learn about NWO’s core values: engagement, reliability, connectivity, and leadership.
The Netherlands Scientific Research Organization (NWO) is the most important scientific funder in the Netherlands and guarantees quality and innovation in science. Annually NWO invests approximately 900 million euros in research. Partly curiosity-driven and very basic in nature. Research has focused in part on important societal challenges and research infrastructure. NWO selects and funds scientific research based on the advice of scientists and expert experts from the Netherlands and abroad. NWO stimulates national and international cooperation, invests in large research facilities, promotes the use of knowledge and operates 9 research institutes.
We offer an appointment for at least 32 hours a week, for one year with the possibility of a permanent appointment if you perform well. Salary is based on education and experience up to a maximum of €3,633 (Scale 8 of Annex 1 of the Collective Labor Agreement for Research Institutes) for 38 hours of work per week. We also have an impressive array of employment terms, including 6 to 8 weeks of vacation, year-end bonus, a good pension system, ample training opportunities, and sports facilities on the job.
on our site www.nwo.nl You will find more information about our organization. For more information on the position, please contact Miriam Nuijten, Team Leader, 06 20 03 93 65 and Marianne van der Helm, Human Resources Consultant, via 070349 42 80 / [email protected]
Did it pique your interest? Then we would like to receive your CV and letter of motivation no later than June 27, 2021 via the application form on our website.
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