Senior communication consultant - Open Science

Post senior consultant 2

Open science will make science more efficient, reliable & reactive. Comms is key to support this EU ambition. Up for the challenge?

Contract type: full-time

Duration: permanent

Starting date: February 2021

Deadline: 25 January 2021


As a Senior communications consultant – Open Science at Arctik, you would: 


  • Manage a team of consultants, partners and sub-contractors
  • Manage communication and outreach activities related to Open Science 
  • Take operational decisions, be a team leader and a “doer” 
  • Develop and execute dissemination strategies tailored to clients’ style and overall goals
  • Organise stakeholder engagement and public relation activities
  • Draft messages for different media and audiences (articles, interviews, blogs, press releases …) 
  • Develop social media strategies and campaigns
  • Train your colleagues and participate to building capacity within the team

The successful candidate should have the following QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS:


  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent understanding of the European research policies and programmes 
  • Knowledge of the stakeholder groups from the scientific research, private and public sector related to the European Open Science Cloud is an asset
  • Strong interest in innovation policy, in particular open science 
  • Expertise in science communication 
  • Experience in orchestrating partnerships and outreach efforts 
  • Knowledge of co-design and stakeholder consultation methods
  • Experience in the organization of large stakeholder conferences and webinars is essential
  • Good understanding of demonstrating (societal) impact (in factsheets, stories, etc.)
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with team members and partners across Europe
  • An excellent command of English; fluency in other European languages is an asset
  • Very good drafting and editing skills
  • The ability to produce content while keeping track of tasks and logistics 
  • Comfortable working in a semi-remote environment
  • The ability to take responsibility and work well independently and in team
  • Good team player
  • A can-do and self-driven attitude
  • European spirit and a sense of humour!


  • A diverse job at a dynamic and creative agency
  • Interesting tasks working on topics that matter
  • A permanent contract starting as soon as possible
  • Competitive wages and benefits
  • Training and the opportunity to build your skills


To apply, please upload a copy of your CV on the Technopolis Group website, together with a covering letter explaining your interest in the specific job, how your skills and experience meet our requirements and why you believe you would be a good addition to the Arctik/Technopolis team. 

A creative Open Science application would be appreciated (web, article, video…)!


Closing date for application:  25 January 2021

Ideal start date: February 2021 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Arctik is a Brussels-based communication agency that puts sustainability first. We provide a broad range of communication services to European clients who focus on environmental and climate issues, circular economy and sustainable development. Arctik is part of the leading science and innovation consultancy Technopolis Group.



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