Communications manager (f/x/m)

Communications manager (f/x/m)

Communications manager (f/x/m)

Permanent employee, 20 hours/week, in our office in Vienna or hybrid

Are you an experienced communications professional who has worked in this area for at least four years? Do you have exceptional writing skills and experience in managing communication campaigns and social media channels? Are you interested in a position where your work positively affects people all around the world? Then this job might be for you!

Open Knowledge Maps is a young and growing organisation in the field of scientific knowledge discovery. We are building a visual interface that dramatically increases the visibility of research findings for science and society alike. We are a non-profit organisation and we believe that a better way to explore and discover scientific knowledge will benefit us all. 

As communications manager, you have a major role in communicating our activities to our worldwide audience.

Once you join us, you will be:

  • Coordinating communication campaigns and communication materials
  • Managing communication channels including our social media channels
  • Writing blog posts, newsletters, and social media updates, and providing text snippets for a variety of other promotional materials
  • Engaging in direct communication with our community and (prospective) partners
  • Coordinating meetings and events and researching opportunities for presentations
  • Giving presentations on Open Knowledge Maps

Your expertise:

  • Minimum 4 years of professional experience in a communications or marketing role
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Fluent English (equivalent to C2)
  • Experience in managing social media channels
  • Familiarity with email marketing software, presentation software, and office software
  • Strong knowledge of communications and marketing ethics and best practices
  • Familiarity with science communication and open science in particular is welcome but not required
  • Public speaking abilities are an asset

Your competences:

  • Excellent time management and ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Adaptability, willingness to learn
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • High motivation and willingness to take responsibility

We offer:

  • Friendly, motivated and inclusive team embedded in the international open science community
  • Working on a positive, impact-generating product with a charitable cause
  • Interacting with an enthusiastic global community including leading organisations in academia, digital infrastructure, and international cooperation 
  • Flexible working hours and working location (within Austria), presence in the office only selectively required
  • Office in central location in Vienna

Salary: The gross salary for this part-time position (20h/week) ranges between €1,300 and €1,600 per month (14 times a year), depending on your experience and qualifications.

Employment Type: Part time, with the option of switching to a full time position at a later point.
Preferred Starting Date: 1 June 2022

We expect candidates to reside in Austria. We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

Please include 4 different writing samples in your application: 2 press releases/news items and 2 social media posts.

If you are interested, please send your application including your CV, a personal statement, and the 4 writing samples outlined above to

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