Science Writer (21-13-002)

Job Description


We are looking for a Science Writer for our client, EUMETSAT. You will join the Strategy, Communication and International Relations Division (SCIR) and provide support to a number of activities incorporating the preparation of written content for EUMETSAT’s website, blogs and other publications. You will contribute to both the external and the internal communication channels by delivering compelling, attractive, and informative articles and texts on the scientific and technical activities of EUMETSAT for a variety of audiences. Typical tasks will include:


  • Write science and technology-related articles for EUMETSAT’s various online communication platforms
  • Develop content for printed publications such as brochures, leaflets and other documents as necessary
  • Suggest, and potentially implement, innovative formats to convey scientific and technology content in a compelling and attractive way to non-expert audiences
  • Liaise with science and technical staff in EUMETSAT and other partner organisations to identify and develop interesting article ideas
  • Provide suggestions for scientific content for EUMETSAT’s social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) working closely with the social media content coordinator
  • Text and content to be delivered predominantly in Microsoft Word format.

For limited periods, you may be required to provide service during the weekend or exceptionally during public holidays. You may also occasionally be scheduled to work before 7:00 or after 20:00 hours. Any such instances will be scheduled and agreed to in advance.


Required Skills and Experience

  • At least four year’s proven track record in scientific and technological content development for non-expert audiences.
  • A thorough understanding and proven practical experience of authoring scientific and technical items that are understandable to a lay audience.
  • Proven experience in drafting science and technology-related texts that incorporate some pertinent story-telling in order to reach out to various audiences beyond the experts, in order to make these topics interesting and engaging, is essential.
  • Proven experience in liaising with relevant stakeholders as well as organising and holding interviews with scientific and technical experts.
  • Excellent communication skills and be used to working towards high standards.
  • C2 English level in CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills.


Desirable Skills and Experience

  • A relevant university degree or similar qualification would also be considered an advantage.
  • The capacity to also deliver text in French would be an asset.


Work Location

  • Darmstadt, Germany

Important Notes

Before applying to this position, please read the page How to Apply.
Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit for the above-mentioned work location.
Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

Job Application

Please send your applications electronically to before the application deadline 06 May 2021.