Communications Officer W/M

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Update on 15/04/2024
  • Subsidiary :  Communication services

  • Contract type:  Permanent contract

  • Work time:  Full time

  • Location Martigny

Role summary

We are looking for a Communication Officer to join our team and play a pivotal role in amplifying the Institute's voice. You will develop communication plans, create compelling content for a range of platforms, and play a key role in building communities around Idiap's ground-breaking research. If you are a curious communicator who can translate complex ideas into engaging content, then we would love to hear from you! While we plan for this role to be full-time, we are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Duties include


  • Support in the development of effective communication action plans to disseminate the Institute strategy
  • Liaise with the Institute researchers to streamline the dissemination of research outcomes
  • Set and implement social media and communication campaigns
  • Coordinate the Institute interactions with the press
  • Draft content (e.g. press releases) for mass media and Institute website
  • Create engaging text, image and video content for the Institute website and social media accounts
  • Monitor and report on social media engagement and comments/reviews about the Institute
  • Help build communities and boost awareness around initiatives of the Institute
  • Write and coordinate the production of the Institute annual reports
  • Draft and deliver internal newsletters

Your Profile

  • Keen interest in artificial intelligence, science and technology; prior knowledge or proven experience is an asset
  • Willingness to evolve in the field of science communication
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning abilities
  • Skilled at building rapport with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
  • Skills in CMS management and content production
  • Working knowledge of photo and video-editing software
  • Ability to interpret website traffic and online engagement metrics

Required language

Fluency in English. French, German, and Italian are pluses.

About Idiap

Idiap is a research institute of national importance that engages in fundamental research, education and technology transfer in artificial intelligence, machine learning and signal processing. Idiap offers competitive salaries and conditions in a young, high-quality, dynamic, and multicultural environment. Idiap is located in the town of Martigny in Valais, a scenic region in the south of Switzerland, surrounded by the highest mountains of Europe, and offering exceptional quality of life, exciting recreational activities, including hiking, climbing and skiing, as well as varied cultural activities. English is the official working language.

At Idiap we place great emphasis on diversity and we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. Employment at Idiap is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications. Idiap does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by law.

If you believe that you could excel in this role but you are not sure you meet all profile criteria, we very much welcome your application.

Formal evaluation of the applications will begin on 13 May 2024.

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Communications Officer W/M

Communication services
Permanent contract
Full time

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