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Darmstadt, Germany

Media Relations Officer

Expires: ASAP


Job Overview

We are looking for a Media Relations Officer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Darmstadt, Germany, to join the ATG Corporate Communication support service.
Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe and not by ESA.
The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

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Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and implement the media relation activities at the ESOC in close coordination with the Communication Program Officers, the Outreach team and site services;
  • Coordinate and implement the media relation activities related to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Estonia and/or any other ESA Member State in the future
  • Keep a log-file for all media requests;
  • Contribute to media insight analysis;
  • Maintain and use relevant journalist and influencer databases;
  • Maintain the list of ESA spokespersons;
  • Deal with requests from media for interviews, information and support related to ESOC,
  • Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Estonia - ensuring the necessary level of message coherence and answering the journalist queries in a timely manner;
  • Organize interviews and briefings for individual journalists as appropriate;
  • Organize media and outreach events;
  • Ensure the newsroom and media relations processes are well implemented between the establishments;
  • Prepare, send and update press releases and news releases.


A university degree (Master) or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Communication disciplines and Media relations matters;
Good understanding of media production project lifecycle;
Excellent inter-personal skills, e.g. communicating and interacting with individuals at all levels, and the capability of identifying priorities and handling high workload with a proactive approach to problem solving, are required;
Excellent planning and organisational skills, as well as initiative and motivation to perform to high standards in a demanding environment, are required;
The ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and a stringent schedule is required;
An open multi-cultural attitude, while caring for accuracy on the job and trustworthiness, is required;
Experience in an international organisation or multi-cultural working environment will be a key asset;
Native German speaker with excellent language skills;
Fluency in the English language, spoken and written, as well as knowledge of another European language is an asset.

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