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Digital Media Officer position at the European Animal Research Association

29 March 2017

Posted by: UAR news team

Category: Communications & media

Digital Media Officer

The candidate will be required to work for a minimum of 3 days per week (with the possibility to expand to 5 days) a week in our office in Clerkenwell, London. It will involve some travel within Europe

Salary: £10 per hour, minimum 3 days a week, at least until December 2017.

To apply: Send your CV and a covering letter to kleech@eara.eu by 14 April, 5 pm GMT+1.


Below is an outline job description, intended to give the post holder information of the role and the range of duties to be undertaken. It does not attempt to detail every activity. Specific tasks and objectives will be regularly agreed with the post holder during appraisals.

Job purpose

To collaborate with the implementation of the external communications strategy of the European Animal Research Association (EARA), agreed by the Board and managed by the Executive Director. The post holder will manage EARA’s digital communications activity.
1. Candidate’s experiences
1.1 Proven experience of social media and website management
1.2 Excellent writing skills. You must be able to communicate complex information to varied audiences in a lively, accurate and accessible manner in a variety of formats including press releases, magazines, newsletters, websites and letters.
1.3 An understanding of the scientific, ethical and moral justification for animal research.

2. Candidate’s duties

2.1 To create engaging content for multiple social media channels, a weekly news bulletin and EARA website
2.2 To analyse and report on the performance of EARA’s various digital communications channels
2.3 To generate ideas and opportunities to pro-actively highlight EARA’s work, ethos and areas of interest
2.4 To aid in the development of press releases and media briefings

3. Person specifications

3.1 Educated to degree level. Relevant post-graduate qualification in for example Science Communications would be an advantage.
3.2 Competency in a European foreign language (German, Dutch or French) an advantage)
3.3 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
3.4 Ability to work under pressure
3.5 Accuracy and attention to detail

4. General

4.1. To have a strong commitment to promoting the benefits of carefully conducted scientific research using animals
4.2. To treat all information as confidential and adhere to the obligations of the Data Protection Act
4.3. To demonstrate personal commitment and contribution to effective teamwork across the full range of EARA activities including the maintenance of effective liaison with internal and external key stakeholders
4.4. To actively and continuously review all work related activities and suggest areas for improvement
4.5. To undertake any other tasks which are commensurate with the level and responsibilities of the post

The position will involve a significant amount of telephone/web meetings and will involve some travel within Europe.

Contact Kirk Leech for more information: kleech@eara.eu /  www.eara.eu