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Vacancy for a Communications Assistant

We are seeking applications for the full-time role of Communications Assistant.
Published: 14 September 2018

You will join the Communications team, playing an essential role in keeping our many stakeholders informed of the latest ICES activities and initiatives.

Main responsibilities

  • Write and publish news articles for the ICES website
  • Publish a bi-monthly newsletter
  • Edit external news article contributions
  • Write, edit, and publish website content
  • Write and edit content for outreach material (e.g. strategic documents, brochures, posters)

Qualifications and experience

  • Previous experience with communications tasks, especially in relation to writing news and website copy in English
  • Excellent (native level) English language skills (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Computer literate (solid knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, experience with SharePoint is an asset)
  • Highly organized, with an ability to manage several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a team and with people from diverse national and cultural backgrounds

Further preferred qualifications and experience for this position are:

  • Experience in writing content for social media channels
  • Experience in communicating science or scientific/technical subjects
  • Degree from an accredited university programme in a relevant discipline

Terms of appointment

The appointment will be full-time (38 hours per week, inclusive lunch breaks), for a four-year contract period starting preferably in November 2018, or as soon as possible. 

ICES Secretariat staff enjoy privileges and immunities pursuant to the Host Agreement between the Government of Denmark and ICES. The salaries of ICES staff are exempt from Danish income tax and the salary for this role is at the “C4" grade, which is based on the United Nations common salary system. 

Furthermore, a tax-free pension scheme is available, to which both the employee and ICES contribute. The ICES Staff Rules set out the conditions and principles of employment and the responsibilities of the staff of the Secretariat.


If you feel you have the professional and personal qualities and potential we are looking for, please submit your application (CV and cover letter) via e-mail to no later than 5 October 2018. Please mark your email and application documents “201806 Communications Assistant".

Questions about the position can be directed to Communications Officer Terhi Minkkinen.

ICES is an equal opportunity employer.

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