Administrative student opportunity: Junior press officer

We have a 12-month administrative student position open in the CERN Press Office for a Junior Press Officer role.

Tasks & responsibilities include:

  • Assist the CERN Press Office in its activities;
  • Contribute to the different stages of CERN press releases;
  • Create and update communication material, including: presentations, slides, website updates, newsletters, editing and proof-reading, online Q&A with journalists;
  • Contribute to the evaluation and monitoring of the CERN Press Office, including weekly, monthly, quarterly and project reports;
  • Science and technology writing (news items, articles);
  • Collect technical information on CERN projects and activities, e.g.: physics results; machine and engineering updates; knowledge transfer activities;
  • Share resources and interact with other communication teams in the Education, Communication and Outreach (ECO) group.

Required skills and background:

  • Interest in science and technology;
  • Some experience in communication and/or marketing related to science, technology, knowledge and technology transfer, preferably in a multicultural setting;
  • Must be proficient in English (at least C1), proficiency in French is also an advantage but is not required;
  • Motivation for communication and media relations;
  • A team player.

For further inquiries, please feel free to contact

Training Value

  • Learn more about CERN activities at the laboratory where the world-wide web was invented and the Higgs boson was discovered;
  • Learn about the latest physics results at CERN, as well as advances related to engineering;
  • Liaise and expand your network with experts in science, technology, industry and science communication, within CERN’s 23 Member States.

This vacancy is within the Administrative Student Programme, within which students can spend a training period of 2 to 12 months during the course of their studies (Bachelor or Master). An extension of up to a maximum of 14 months may be given. The expected start date is 1 January 2021.

Learn more and apply here