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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Science Communications Office ICSU (International Council for Science), FRANCE

International Council for Science (ICSU) Web Editor-Science Communications Officer Salary: Euros 35,000-50,000 (net per year after social charges and before income tax) Paris, France

The International Council for Science (ICSU) is seeking a Web Editor-Science Communications Officer
for an 18-month period, starting in January 2012 or as soon as possible. ICSU is a non-governmental
organization whose mission is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. ICSU
is well established in developing and coordinating international research programmes, notably in 
the area of global environmental change. Recently, in an effort to further our understanding of 
the Earth System, ICSU and its partners have built an Alliance to establish a new 10-year Earth 
System Sustainability Initiative.

This job offers a unique opportunity to help develop the in-house information technology capacity 
and corporate image of ICSU. The incumbent will work in a team which focuses on raising the ICSU 
profile, and increasing its visibility and reputation with its Members and other audiences, through
activities such as the initiative mentioned above. He/She will be involved in the continued 
development of the ICSU website, and other electronic communication tools and materials. He/She 
will also contribute to producing regular publications and communications (reports, press releases,
etc.) and organizing international events.

The ICSU Secretariat is a small international team of ~15 people and the ability to work in close 
cooperation with others is important. Essential qualifications and skills are:

(*) Good science background (first degree level or higher) and a broad interest in science and 
science policy

(*) Formal qualification in science communication and/or experience in science communication, 
ideally in an international context

(*) Excellent website management skills including the use of web content management systems (ICSU 
website uses Plone), computer-based research and social networking skills

(*) Strong experience in producing content for the web including the use of Adobe Photoshop, 
Illustrator and InDesign software as well as basic knowledge of HTML

(*) Excellent command of spoken and written English

(*) Confident, outgoing personality.

While the working language of ICSU is English, a good knowledge of French (and other languages) 
would be advantageous. The salary will be dependent on the experience and qualifications of the 
candidate. Applicants are requested to address the above description and qualifications in a cover
letter and attach a curriculum vitae with the name and contact details of three referees. 
Applications (preferably in one combined PDF file), should be sent via email with "Web 
editor-Communications Officer" in the subject line to and addressed to 
Professor Deliang Chen, ICSU Executive Director.

For more information on ICSU, please visit: