Astro-oferta! Director del departamento de comunicación del European Southern Observatory (ESO) ~

2 de junio de 2019

Astro-oferta! Director del departamento de comunicación del European Southern Observatory (ESO)

For its Department of Communication in the Office of the Director General (ODG) at its Headquarters in Garching, near Munich, Germany, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is currently advertising the position of Head of the Department of Communications.

ESO is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world's most productive ground-based astronomical observatory. ESO carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities enabling astronomers to make important scientific discoveries.

The Department of Communication is responsible for providing information about ESO's activities to its own personnel, to the public in the Member States, the Host State of Chile, and beyond. The Department of Communication manages and performs public communication covering the whole range of ESO activities (scientific, technological and corporate) aimed at various target groups, including the media, the public, the ESO user community, industrial partners and decision-makers. The Department of Communication is based partly at the ESO Headquarters in Garching near Munich, Germany, and partly in Santiago de Chile. It coordinates closely with the ESO Supernova in the Directorate for Science for astronomy education and for showcasing selected ESO activities.

We are looking for a communication expert to lead the newly created Department of Communication (DoC) within the ESO ODG. The Department with offices both in Garching (Germany) and Santiago (Chile), is staffed with 15 people with different skills and specialities and manages a number of service contracts. It covers the areas of media relations, corporate communication, audiovisual productions, internal communication, editing of high-level periodical publications, maintenance of the web content for the public, organisation of special events and exhibits, educational visits to the observatories and development of outreach initiatives. In setting the targets and the strategy, the Head of the Department of Communication will work closely with with the Director General, as well as with the Directors Team, the International Relations Team and the Representation in Chile among other entities.

For full information about the vacancy and the knowledge, skills and experience required please visit the ESO recruitment portal

Closing date for applications is 15 June 2019.

If you have any questions about the position, please don't contact me, I'm just acting as the messenger here.

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Many thanks,
Tania Johnston

ESO Supernova Coordinator

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