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Communication Officer (m-f-d)

  • Organization: FSC - Forest Stewardship Council
  • Location:
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: Closed

The Scope
We are looking for a Communication Officer who brings solid expertise and a passion for FSC’s mission, to work with us in a multinational environment.

We are seeking a motivated officer to support the communication department effective immediately. You will provide communication and administrative support to the Senior Manager, Internal Communication and Publications and the wider Communication & Media Department.
Main Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Senior Manager, Internal Communication and Publications (part of the communication team in the Engagement unit), the manager will:
  • To lead the development and production of the FSC Annual Report, require collaborating with national offices, network partners and units.
  • To oversee the content and production of internal and external newsletters, magazines, scripts, and news items
  • To provide organizational oversight on editorial, proofreading and publishing in accordance with FSC Editorial Style Guide, FSC Brand Book
  • To oversee the production and publishing of content on FSC international website and microsites 
  • To support Stories: researching, budgeting, story gathering and content writing on limited projects. 
  • To establish a knowledge management system to collate the photography and video files archives (including GDPR consents)
  • To support with Social Media tasks: researching, content creation, campaign planning on limited campaigns. 
  • To contribute to the creation, edition, curation, and design of content for the FSC website, news items, publications, brochures, flyers, infographics, campaigns, videos, podcasts, among others), and create social media content where necessary.
  • To oversee the newsfeed and impact stories webpage, ensuring that the submitted content has follow the publication procedure and adheres to the Editorial Style Guide.
  • To assess relevant working processes, procedures, and templates on a continuous basis, and plan and implement suggestions for improved efficiency and effectiveness, based on supervisor input and sign-off.
  • To produce the external communication digital newsletters (content identification, structure, design, launch and reporting). 
  • Any other task as assigned by formal supervisor and project work as assigned according to special organizational needs.
Your profile
Education and Training:
  • Bachelor’s University degree in Print media, Broadcast journalism, public or mass communication, or a similar field.
 Working Experience and Skills:
  • At least 3 years’ relevant professional experience. 
  • Experience in producing and editing editorial content and publications.
  • Experience in digital newsletters and website content development.
  • A strong sense for diligence and accuracy. 
  • Proven ability to plan and organize work. 
  • Solutions and service-oriented attitude to work.
 Language and Communication: 
  • Fluency in English. 
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or French is a big plus.  
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
Digital Skills: 
  • Competence with Microsoft Office suite (advanced PowerPoint skills).
  • Adobe Creative Suite (having experience with this is a plus).
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (X/Twitter and LinkedIn).
Why us?
  • Be part of a globally recognized organization at the forefront of sustainable forestry and contribute to the mission to help protect the world’s forests. 
  • Play an active role in the FSC global community of 400+ forest stewards who come together in-person at least once a year. 
  • Benefit from cross-cultural collaboration and networking opportunities by working in a dynamic, inclusive, and diverse international culture with over 60 nationalities represented under one roof.
  • Enjoy comprehensive benefits, including relocation assistance if needed, and investment in training and development opportunities (e.g., LinkedIn Learning, Learning Lunches and more) to advance your career.
  • Explore the vibrant federal city of Bonn, home to Beethoven, Haribo, and the beautiful Rhein River promenade including many urban parks and close access to nature. As Germany's UN City and second capital, Bonn is an international city with a rich cultural heritage, recently celebrating its 2000th anniversary. Learn more about the city or take a virtual stroll. 
  • Embrace work-life balance: beyond Bonn's borders, unlock Europe's wonders with 30 working days of vacation at your disposal. Whether it's skiing in the Swiss Alps or basking in the sun on Mediterranean shores, your European adventures await.
Ready to make a difference? Join FSC and help shape a sustainable future. Apply now with your resume and cover letter, showcasing your achievements and how you can contribute to FSC's mission.
The Fine Print
  • Location: Bonn, Germany 
  • Working Hours: Full time - 40 hours per week
  • Duration of Employment: Initial 2-year contract with the intend to convert to open ended. 
  • Starting Date: As soon as possible
  • Travel: Occasional travel is required.
How to Apply 
Ready to make a difference? Join FSC and help shape a sustainable future. Don't delay - apply now!
  • Please apply via the link on our website
  • Submit your CV in English
  • Please do not include any photos of yourself.
  • The deadline for applications is 21 June 2024. 
For FSC, inclusiveness and diversity are important values. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds and are entirely committed to consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age and disability.   
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We are looking forward to your application!
About us
Welcome to FSC!  
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a globally recognized non-profit organization at the forefront of promoting sustainable forestry. With over 150 million hectares of certified forests and a trusted reputation among NGOs, consumers, and businesses, FSC is leading the way in ensuring the long-term health and resilience of the world’s forests.      
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