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Communication Manager (m-f-d)

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

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

As a key member of the Digital Communication team in Technology and Information Unit (TIU), the Communication Manager will develop, establish, and improve the communication strategies to create awareness about TIU’s roadmap, promote FSC’s digital products, applications, and help drive adoption of new tools from a B2B and B2Stakeholder point of view.
Main Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Programme Manager, Digital Communication, the manager will:
  • Develop and execute comprehensive communication strategies to align with organizational goals and objectives, ensuring the launch of digital products and services, including messaging and positioning.
  • Liaise with systems experts and programme managers to successfully lead the communication plan from start to finish to launch digital products for internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Collaborate with application development teams within TIU to understand product features, benefits, and target audiences to execute communication campaign across various channels to create awareness and drive adoption of current and upcoming applications releases.
  • Create compelling content for articles, presentations, factsheets, guidelines, brochures, infographics, and other communication materials, ensuring accuracy, clarity, and alignment with brand voice and values.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Marketing and Global Communication teams, to support integrated communication efforts and achieve business objectives.
  • Collaborate closely with social media team to develop the social media plan for TIU, including digital media content, campaign ideation, timely posting, promotion, and reporting.
  • Monitor and analyze communication metrics and performance data to evaluate the effectiveness of communication strategies, identify areas for improvement, and inform future initiatives.
  • Provide guidance, training, and support to team members and stakeholders on communication best practices and messaging strategies.
  • To lead the production of videos and podcasts for web, social media, and other channels, from the script to the final version of the assets.
  • Additional tasks as agreed with the Digital Communication Programme Manager.
Your profile
Education and Training:
  • Bachelor’s University degree in Digital Communication, Journalism, Marketing, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
 Working Experience and Skills:
  • At least 5 years of proven experience in communication, ideally within technology and information sector with a focus on launching applications and digital products.
  • Experience in working with digital/technology and applications development. 
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities, with the capacity to develop innovative communication strategies that drive product adoption. 
  • Excellent knowledge of communication principles, methodologies, tools, and platforms.
  • Proven experience in crafting clear and concise massaging to translate complex and challenging technical topics. 
  • Demonstrated experience managing or creating content for social media channels. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects at once in a fast-paced, dynamic communication environment.
  • Experience in managing an in-house briefing and production process: creating detailed schedules, setting deadlines, and distributing work between creative resource, as well as monitoring, prioritising, and adjusting in line with workflow. Self-starter who can work independently as part of an international team.
  • Natural and highly effective collaborator with the ability to drive results through teamwork.
  • Service and solution-oriented attitude to work.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive.
  • Has a deep commitment to responsible forestry and/or broad sustainability in alignment with FSC’s mission.
Communication & Languages: 
  • Proven, high-quality communication skills, both written and verbal, with demonstrated ability to create and deliver complex messaging in clear, concise language to varied audiences.
  • Excellent copywriting skills, with proven experience in writing, editing, and proofreading impactful content for the web, media and other digital channels.
  • Open-minded and communicative personality with a high degree of B2B and B2C orientation.
  • Ability to develop strong, positive relationships with external and internal stakeholders geared towards FSC’s mission.
  • Fluency in English (excellent spoken and written). 
  • Proficiency in another language a plus; particularly Spanish and French is an advantage.
 Digital Skills: 
  • High level of competence with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Familiarity with Social media monitoring tools 
  • Sendgrid or similar newsletter tool 
  • Competence in Adobe creative suite or similar design tools is a plus. 
  • Familiarity with Drupal content management systems is a plus.
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 28 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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