Early Career Graduate: Junior Social Media Officer

Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

Are you a creative thinker with excellent communication skills, keen to work in one of the world’s largest scientific organisations?

Join the CERN Social Media team!

CERN has an opening for a Project Graduate in the Social Media team, which is part of the Media and Digital Communications section in the Education, Communication and Outreach (ECO) group of the International Relations (IR) sector. The Media and Digital Communications section includes the CERN Social Media team, the Press Office, the web team, and a digital editor.

As a junior social media officer, you will:

  • Contribute to the CERN Social Media activities, including community management, content creation, content curation and moderation, and monitoring.
  • Contribute to the implementation of digital communications campaigns around CERN flagship stories in the fields of physics, accelerators, technology transfer, international relations, and education.
  • Write science and technology social media posts from existing news items.
  • Contribute to the audience engagement activities during CERN livestreams on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
  • Contribute to writing and producing social media content for CERN’s regular series (e.g. “Guess What It Is”, “Throwback Thursday”, and “Photo of the Week”) on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
  • Contribute to the evaluation and monitoring of CERN social media activities, including weekly, monthly, quarterly and project reports.
  • Share resources and interact with other communication teams in the Media and Digital Communications section and the ECO group.

Qualifications/skills required

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have graduated, or are about to graduate, with a university degree (BSc or MSc) level and have no more than 2 years’ relevant experience after obtaining your MSc degree;
  • Kindly note that experience prior to the latest obtained degree will not be taken into account for the calculation of your overall years of experience.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Interest in science and technology.
  • A STEM background would be an advantage, but it is not a requirement.
  • Some experience and strong interest and motivation for social media, including channels beyond Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram;
  • Some experience in communications and/or marketing related to science, technology, knowledge and technology transfer, preferably in a multicultural setting.
  • Some experience with science and technology writing, especially for digital/social media platforms.
  • Interest in the online video environment (e.g., creation of thumbnails, formats for different channels, file compressibility).
  • Good communications and presentation skills.
  • Must be proficient in English (at least C1); proficiency in French is also an advantage, but is not required;
  • Desire and ability to work in a team within a large international organisation.
  • Fast learner - capable of grasping rapidly and effectively new concepts.
  • Having a valid drivers’ license would be an advantage.

In addition to your CV and the application form, your application can include examples of your own social media content on any channel, especially content related to science and technology.

This vacancy is within the CERN Graduate Programme – Early Career professionals (Origin).

The earliest expected start date of the post is 01.06.2023.

For further details and to submit your application, please, go to the CERN Graduate Programme pages