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Digital Content & Social Media Editor (Editor Feb2021)

  1. Date: 17.2.2021
  2. Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisboa
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Science Administration
  6. Application start: 17.2.2021             Application ends: 12.3.2021

  7. Position summary:
    We are looking for a creative Digital Content & Social Media Editor to engage people around the world with the work that is being carried out at the Champalimaud Foundation (CF), in Lisbon, Portugal.
    The incumbent will integrate the Champalimaud Communication, Events and Outreach team and work together with the different units of the Champalimaud Clinical Centre – CCC, dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and with the different labs from the Champalimaud Research – CR, dedicated to neuroscience and cancer research.
    With a strong digital expertise, this person should combine an understanding of science with the ability to plan and implement an online communication strategy. This interdisciplinary position involves developing and implementing online strategic initiatives that sustain and strengthen the recognition of the work being carried out at the CF.

    Call reference: Editor Feb2021

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
    ~ Plan and implement strategic digital campaigns, including recruitment campaigns to attract candidates and event advertisements. The development of quantitative and qualitative strategies to assess targeted audience growth and engagement will be an important aspect of the position.
    ~ Identify, write and edit online content for both internal and external channels, while maintaining consistency with Champalimaud Foudation’s mission and culture;
    ~ Manage social media accounts and promote shareable, authentic content, incorporating SEO expertise and strong editorial judgment;
    ~ Track outcomes and analyse the appropriate social media/metrics, insights and best practices, to determine the impact and to formulate digital communication strategies;
    ~ Curate and manage the website, bringing an imaginative and strategic vision to maximize our impact on various digital platforms;
    ~ Engage public information officers from partner institutions to amplify and coordinate media and promotion efforts;
    ~ Implement and manage the communication contacts database;
    ~ Perform other related duties and special projects as assigned.

    Candidate profile:
    ~ Advanced degree in the sciences and/or three-to five-years experience in similar positions;
    ~ Fluent in Portuguese and English, both writing and speaking;
    ~ Experience in communication, with a demonstrated ability in the design and implementation of online communication strategies and proven working experience as a digital media specialist;
    ~ Experience in managing social media campaigns;
    ~ Experience in online content development and management of websites and newsletters;
    ~ Experience with Drupal or related content management systems; experience using Google analytics to track viewership and as a basis to inform digital strategy is preferred;
    ~ Strong knowledge of innovation and new developments in digital and social media technology and trends.

    Preferred qualifications:
    ~ Passionate about Science and Health related topics;
    ~ Experience working at a research institution or university;
    ~ Basic knowledge of web design, web development (e.g. html, css and javascript);
    ~ Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva or other digital and design programmes;
    ~ Exceptional attention to editorial detail;
    ~ Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, a sense of humour, and a commitment to teamwork. Must be flexible, organised, and capable of performing multiple tasks;
    ~ Ability to prioritise, manage several projects simultaneously and adapt to change;
    ~ The successful candidate must be flexible in nature, have a sound judgment with a collaborative style that fosters teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization.

    Duration and place of work: This fellowship will have a duration of 12 months, with the possibility of renewal for additional periods, depending on positive evaluation. Activities will take place at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, Portugal.

    Monthly stipend: Fellowship value will be commensurate with skills and experience.

    The Digital Content & Social Media Editor will report to the Coordinators of the Champalimaud Communication, Events and Outreach team.

    Application period: Applications will be accepted until March 12th 2021.

    Expected position starting date: May 1st 2021

    Evaluation committee members:
    Catarina Ramos – Coordinator, Champalimaud Communication, Events and Outreach team.
    Teresa Fernandes – Coordinator, Champalimaud Communication, Events and Outreach team.
    Liad Hollender – Science Writer & Content Developer, Champalimaud Communication, Events and Outreach team.
    John Lee – Content Developer, Champalimaud Communication, Events and Outreach team.

    Application documents: Motivation letter and Curriculum vitae (in English) and contacts of previous supervisors/employees. If you do not wish that we contact current or past employers, please state so and explain the reason in your motivation letter. Selected applicants will be called for an interview.

    How to apply: Candidates must complete this application form and submit a single annexed .pdf document containing the application materials stated in call. (call reference: Editor Feb2021)
    Applicants must be willing to relocate to Lisbon, Portugal and start ~5 weeks after your interview date.

    Evaluation and selection criteria:
    a. Candidates will be screened to determine eligibility based on minimum qualifications listed in call;
    b.Candidates meeting minimum requirements will be scored according to required application materials. CV 70% weighting, motivation letter 30%.

    Notification of results: All candidates will receive a receipt of acknowledgment within 7 days. The highest scoring candidate will be notified by email or telephone. All other candidates will be notified solely by email of the final outcome of the recruitment process. After being notified, candidates will have 10 working days to present a claim for redress by email (careers@research.fchampalimaud.org). If no claim is received by the Champalimaud Foundation, the Evaluation Committee’s decision will become definitive.

    About us: The mission of the Champalimaud Foundation is to develop programmes of advanced biomedical research and provide clinical care of excellence, with a focus on translating pioneering scientific discoveries into solutions which can improve the quality of life of individuals around the world. By its actions the Champalimaud Foundation strives to be a world leader in scientific and technological innovation with the ultimate objective of preventing, diagnosing and treating disease; bringing the benefits of biomedical science to those most in need. The Champalimaud Foundation endeavours to keep audiences informed of relevant research findings and discoveries in the fields of neuroscience and cancer research, diagnosis and treatment, promoting science literacy through education, dialogue and the dissemination of new ideas and practices. To effectively and accurately communicate the work being carried out at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, both internally and with the public at large, a collaborative and interdisciplinary team of communication professionals works close together with all Champalimaud Foundation’s research groups and healthcare professionals.

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