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Senior Communications and Social Media Officer

Closing date: 03 Jun 2022

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Website European Animal Research Association

Our vision is that the understanding and recognition of the importance and benefits of research involving animals across Europe is acknowledged by a significant majority of society, allowing for a more constructive dialogue with all stakeholders and a more efficient and dispassionate climate for research. Our mission is to become the leading European voice for the life sciences sector (academic institutions, associations and industry) that use animals in research for human, animal and environmental benefit. EARA will provide a European platform for public and other external stakeholders to be informed and learn about animal research, its benefits and limitations.

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR A PASSIONATE SCIENCE COMMUNICATOR!

Are you passionate about science? Are you a great communicator? Are you keen to combat misinformation? Would you enjoy being a key player in a small team dedicated to ensuring the public and policymakers across Europe are getting access to the most accurate information about the use of animals in scientific research? Then we have the perfect job for you.

EARA is a highly respected communications and advocacy organisation with offices in London and Brussels. We are looking to add to our growing team with a Senior Communications and Social Media Officer post. We need a dynamic science communicator who can demonstrate strong skills in science writing, social media and internal communications.

Job description

Social Media:

  • Daily postings and monitoring traffic through the EARA English language Twitter

  • Co-ordination of 18 EARA Social Media Ambassador Twitter accounts

  • Regular weekly postings on EARA LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook.

  • Managing EARA’s video initiatives on Instagram and YouTube.

  • Production of weekly social media metrics and analysis.

External Communications:

  • Write weekly stories for the EARA News Digest and longer read articles for the website.

  • Update the EARA website as needed.

Member Communications:

  • Responding to requests from EARA members for communications advice.

  • Helping to maintain EARA member communication channels, including the Quarterly Newsletter and database.

Person specifications

Required experience:

  • Demonstrable social media experience – digital content planning, scheduling, and posting across social media platforms, and familiarity with Mailchimp and design for infographics (Canva etc) and video-editing software.

  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal.

  • A degree in a science-related field or science communication.

  • Ability to understand and critique scientific publications and technical documents related to animal research to translate to a wider non-scientific audience.

  • An understanding of the scientific, ethical, and moral justification for animal research.

Additional desirable skills and requirements:

  • Written and/or verbal competency in another European language.

  • Experience of website building platforms such as Wix and use of YouTube

  • Experience of stakeholder engagement and project management, including report writing.

  • Able to work occasional evenings and weekends.

  • Willing to undertake travel within Europe for face-to-face events and conferences.

  • Experience of database systems for customer relationship management.

To apply for this job please visit www.eara.eu.

How to apply

Please email your CV and an accompanying cover letter explaining how you meet the person specification to [email protected] with the subject heading ‘Senior Communications and Social Media Officer’. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Closing date: 3 June 2022. The application deadline is 1700 BST.

Interview/Start date

Interviews will take place in June. Please also give an indication of when you would be available to start work.

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Job Details

Organisation: European Animal Research Association

Location: London (with some international travel)

Salary: £40,000+ (£38,000 - £42,000)

Closing date: 03 Jun 2022 (5 PM)

Contract type: Permanent

Full-time/part-time: Full Time

Remote working: No

About the Organisation

Our vision is that the understanding and recognition of the importance and benefits of research involving animals across Europe is acknowledged by a significant majority of society, allowing for a more constructive dialogue with all stakeholders and a more efficient and dispassionate climate for research. Our mission is to become the leading European voice for the life sciences sector (academic institutions, associations and industry) that use animals in research for human, animal and environmental benefit. EARA will provide a European platform for public and other external stakeholders to be informed and learn about animal research, its benefits and limitations.

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