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Marketing and Communications Officer

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We’re looking for a creative marketing and communications expert, savvy in social media and adept at market analyses.
If you’d like to carve your footprint on projects you’re passionate about in a fun-loving and hardworking team of communications professionals, do a bit of travelling throughout Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East, then we have a job for you!
Join us in our vibrant office in the centre of Amsterdam with a company that boasts a healthy work/life balance. 

 The RIPE NCC is looking for a:

Marketing and Communications Officer
Location: Amsterdam Central Station
37.5 hours per week (four days per week is possible)

 As a Marketing and Communications Officer, you will be responsible for marketing and communications projects aimed at improving the awareness of our tools and services to our members. Our organisation’s portfolio of services is vast and we need help communicating these effectively to our members. Internally, we need you to collaborate with different parts of the organisation to ensure we’re aligned on key messages and the roll-out of new projects. You will work both internally with our colleagues from more than 30 different backgrounds and externally with our membership and the wider Internet community. 

 In this role you will:

  • Coordinate, support and collaborate with multiple teams across the organisation on a variety of communications projects
  • Develop communication campaigns for our membership software
  • Research and analyse market trends, demographics, and other information that affects our communication strategies for tools and services such as RIPE Atlas and RIPEstat.
  • Maintain and improve our social media communications strategy
  • Support in the organisation of large-scale industry conferences at home and abroad
  • Write, edit and proof a variety of documentation (e.g. technical, organisational, web content, newsletters, company announcements)

What we expect from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with at least three years’ experience in:
  • Marketing and communications, experience with developing marketing/branding and communications plan and the implementation/ execution of the plan
  • Up-to-date social media experience – especially on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter
  • A proficient writer, turning out high-quality text in a variety of mediums for print and digital  
  • Experience in marketing and branding projects or campaigns and marketing KPI's
  • Competencies: strong communication and interpersonal skills, pro-active, team-player, flexible
  • Native English speaker

This job requires some travelling to various locations throughout Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East, usually a minimum of twice per year (5-7 days per trip).

It would be nice if you could also:

  • Previous experience working in an international environment
  • Affinity with Internet infrastructure and technologies
  • A proven ability to be innovative and creative problem solver

 What do we offer you?

  • You will be able to work with a really international, diverse, fun, young and hardworking team
  • Use your expertise to help shape our communication strategy to our members
  • A modern, flexible and informal work environment with an emphasis on a healthy work/life balance
  • An annual salary between EUR 42,600 and EUR 61,300 (before tax) for a fulltime week (37,5 hours per week). This includes the standard 8% annual “holiday pay” and a 5% end-of-year bonus. And the option to work 80%
  • Excellent secondary benefits: including relocation, a non-contributory pension scheme, 26-weeks paid parental leave, top-tier health insurance coverage for you and your family and 30 vacation days (full-time)
  • A generous training allowance per year which can be used for professional development
  • An in-house free barista and a company-wide free lunch every week

The Team:

Communication Department
Our international team of ten colleagues is responsible for collaborating across the organisation to effectively connect and engage with our members and the wider Internet community. The vast cutting-edge service portfolio of the RIPE NCC and range of technical knowledge of our audience requires creativity, innovation and the ability to keep pace with the rapidly changing tech landscape. You will join a highly-skilled and evolving team and have the ability to work as a seamless unit, but also break off into their own projects. If you are an out-of-the-box thinker, have a collaborative mind, are an authentic and empathetic team player and like to work on exciting, ever-changing projects, we think you’d fit in well with our fun, dynamic and hardworking team.  

About the RIPE NCC

The RIPE NCC is a not-for-profit organisation founded on the belief that the Internet should be governed openly, transparently and together with the wider Internet community. We are one of the oldest Internet organisations in Europe and are proud of our legacy. 

Our strongest asset is our staff. We bring together more than 150 people from more than 38 countries in our modern, vibrant office in the east wing of Amsterdam Central Station. Our official working language is English, but more than 30 languages are spoken by our colleagues. 

Our backgrounds are diverse, but our goal is the same: work for the good of the Internet. And we are now working collaboratively with our staff to transform our company culture to facilitate our evolution into the future. Do you want to join us on this journey? 

 How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please click on the Apply Button and fill in the short application form. Send it to us together with your CV and motivation letter (in English only please). Part of the selection process will also be two short writing and marketing assignments. A pre-employment screening (done by CV-OK) will be part of the recruitment process.


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