The Content Specialist strives to research and write compelling stories for our digital presence and for the media. He/she supports researchers and management in the creation of marketing material, to prepare for interviews, or to gain additional communications skills. Finally, he/she proactively drives the Centre’s PR by launching and driving promotional campaigns and continuously improving our brand’s reach
Excellent level in English (native speaker); Minimum 5 year experience in PR, copywriting, content marketing, communications; Master’s degree in the humanities or business/marketing. Alternatively: BA/MA in computer science/engineering with a professional background in marketing or communications; Understanding of IT topics and the technology landscape; Know-how in SEO and storytelling expertise
UOL02908 30-Sep-2019 Company Text The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University. The University of Luxembourg is inviting applications for one positions as Experienced Communications Officer, specialized in Content I2-50010872 - (R-STR-5002-00-A) Permanent contract, full time (40 hrs/week) Employee status To join the team of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT). SnT is carrying out interdisciplinary research and innovations in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners. SnT is active in several international research projects funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), Horizon 2020 programme, the European Space Agency and the European Defense Agency. SnT has developed a broad and effective partnership program, currently made of more than 40 industrial and institutional partners located in Luxembourg and in Europe. For further information, please see: www.securityandtrust.lu. SnT is reinforcing its communications team and is looking for one (1) experienced, creative and strategic individual to help carry out communications activities at SnT. Your Role The Content Specialist strives to research and write compelling stories for our digital presence and for the media. He/she supports researchers and management in the creation of marketing material, to prepare for interviews, or to gain additional communications skills. Finally, he/she proactively drives the Centre’s PR by launching and driving promotional campaigns and continuously improving our brand’s reach. To this end, the content specialist will cooperate and collaborate with colleagues across the university to produce clear, accurate and engaging content to maximise the exposure of the centre’s research. More precisely, you will: Oversee the centre’s content creation process: identify and research topics that are relevant to various audiences (external and internal), reach out to stakeholders, write and edit web and print content. This can take the form of blog posts, press releases and pitches, invitations, speeches, video scripts, entire campaigns, event promotional content and programmes, powerpoint presentations, intranet content, etc. (this list is not exhaustive) Create content strategy together with team, oversee freelancers, students and interns tasked with content creation. Act as press liaison: familiarize oneself with the media landscape, nurture relationships with journalists, research topics with relevance for the press, coordinate information with stakeholders, write press releases, and follow up on impact. Proactively reach out to the media. Develop and maintain an understanding of the needs and expectations of stakeholders including researchers, prospective staff, industry partners and funding bodies Provide expert advice and/or support on communication matters to internal parties Support the team’s broad range of activities where necessary, contribute to the communications strategy and activity plan, liaise with other departments, entities, or externals where necessary. Act as back-up for the Communications Team Leader Perform various administrative tasks as required Your Profile Excellent level in English (native speaker) Minimum 5 year experience in PR, copywriting, content marketing, communications Master’s degree in the humanities or business/marketing. Alternatively: BA/MA in computer science/engineering with a professional background in marketing or communications Understanding of IT topics and the technology landscape Know-how in SEO and storytelling expertise Strong understanding of diverse communications tools and formats (ex: CMS, press, posters, video, social media, etc.) Strategic mindset: researching and forecasting impact of specific themes, understanding media and public appraisal, manage the needs of a broad range of stakeholders (scientific, industry, government, media, public) Perfect time-management skills, ability to work under pressure, empathy skills, and a sense of humor Would be considered as advantage : Proficient in Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Office and printer requirements IT/tech literate: Knowledge of recording equipment and streaming platforms German/French/Luxembourgish are considered and advantage Experience working at a (tech) start-up We offer You will work in a highly dynamic, multilingual and multicultural environment You will be part of a motivated, dynamic and future-oriented team You will join a stimulating work environment on Kirchberg You will have the possibility for personal development via training opportunities in different communication fields, with insights in multiple communication matters of the academic research environment Further Information The University is an equal opportunity employer. This is a communications team that is still in its infancy. There is lots of room for opportunity and new ideas, but also a need to develop sustainable workflows. The ideal candidate will have experience in building content strategies from scratch. Your application in English should be submitted online and include the following documents: curriculum vitae, including links to professional web platforms (Linkedin, Medium, blog) short cover letter Please apply online by 30 September 2019 . Early submission is encouraged, applications will be processed upon arrival.
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