Switzerland: Communications and publications assistant

Organization: Small Arms Survey
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 15 Oct 2018

PERIOD OF CONTRACT: Permanent contract
ACTIVITY RATE: 70-100 %
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 15-10-2018

General description of the position

The Small Arms Survey—a global centre of excellence whose mandate is to generate evidence-based, impartial, and policy-relevant knowledge on all aspects of small arms and armed violence—is seeking a communications and publications assistant (full-time or part-time) to be based in its Geneva offices to work on a variety of communications-and publishing-related tasks.

Mission and activities

The communications and publications assistant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Carrying out analytics to monitor and evaluate the Survey’s reach and impact;
  • Updating the website;
  • Creating social media content;
  • Creating visuals and videos to promote Small Arms Survey outputs;
  • Supporting the coordination of the publication process for Small Arms Survey outputs;
  • Engaging in proofreading, photo research, and the development of infographics;
  • Supporting the coordination of the publication translation process
  • Liaising with authors, fact-checkers, editors, designers, cartographers, and photo agencies;
  • Supporting the development and maintenance the Survey’s contact database;
  • Supporting launches and events; and
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of the Survey’s publications inventory and library.

Candidate’s profile

Essential

  • A degree or equivalent in media, public relations; communications, graphic design, journalism, or social science;
  • Proven ability in handling a number of different tasks with tight deadlines;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Native English or native French; proficiency in French if not a native speaker/ proficiency in English if not a native speaker;
  • Proficiency in desktop publishing and graphic design softwares;
  • Experiencing in website management.

Desirable

  • Proficiency in Oxford English style;
  • Interest in security studies;
  • Background in graphic design;
  • Experience in producing visuals or videos.

How to apply:

Apply for this position through the Graduate Institute’s website: https://erecruit.graduateinstitute.ch/recrutement/?page=advertisement_display&id=194

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