Senior communications officer

International Science Council (ISC) Communications Officer
Location Paris, France
Application deadline 28 October 2018
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary Dependent on experience and qualifications
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The International Science Council (ISC) is a non-governmental organisation with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organisations, including Academies and Research Councils.

The mission of the ISC is to act as the global voice for science. Its activities focus on three principle areas of work:

  • Science-for-policy
  • Policy-for-science
  • Scientific freedom and responsibility

The role

The International Science Council (ISC) is seeking a Senior Communications Officer to join its Communications team on a permanent contract and starting as soon as possible.

Key roles and responsibilities

Experience and skills

ISC is seeking enthusiastic candidates who have a keen interest in issues around the intersection between policy, science and society and with the following:

Qualifications and knowledge

  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline
  • At least 10 years’ experience in communications and outreach, in an international environment
  • Knowledge and experience of the key actors and networks comprising the international scientific landscape
  • Excellent track record in media relations and in public relations
  • Experience in developing communications activities in support of member engagement
  • Experience and knowledge of website management and social media tools
  • Experience of events communications and of developing campaigns
  • Excellent knowledge of English; knowledge of French would be an advantage


  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and ability to work in an international and multicultural context
  • Capacity to work cooperatively in a project mode and to contribute across different teams
  • Excellent writing and storytelling skills; able to produce communications content rapidly and efficiently
  • Presentation skills
  • Project management skills
  • Coaching skills