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Spotlight Seminar: The Gig Economy & 360-Degree Negotiation – Geneva – 13th November 2019, 18:30 – 19:30

Spotlight Seminar: The Gig Economy & 360-Degree Negotiation
LLC Commons Room, Webster University Geneva
13th November 2019, 18:30 – 19:30
followed by a networking apéro

Negotiating for Success

To celebrate the first year of Webster University Geneva’s MA in Communications Management, this Spotlight Seminar combines two expert presentations that explain how to boost your negotiation skills in a professional setting:

The gig economy: new forms of workforce negotiation
Prof. Frode Hvaring

360- Degree Negotiation
Prof. Kasia Jagodzinska

Full details of the event can be found here (pdf).

This is a free event, but please register here>>

By | November 11th, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

Digital Media Associate – The International Seed Federation, Nyon

The International Seed Federation (www.worldseed.org) is based in Nyon, Switzerland. As the voice of the global seed sector, its mission is to facilitate the international movement of seed and promote plant breeding innovation; to mobilise and represent the private seed sector at a global level; to inform its members of developments that may have an impact on the business and to promote the interests and the image of the seed sector.

ISF seeks a highly-motivated Digital Media Associate whose role is to support the ISF communications strategy by enhancing the digital and social media presence of ISF, its activities, and key topics. This position will be responsible for the successful execution of digital and social media development activities for ISF on a global level. Digital assets include the following: website, social media, newsletter, Members Area and others. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in content creation, social media planning, execution and reporting along with great writing and communications.

This is a part time role (50%) within a small team that can be based remotely and entails some international travel to the World Seed Congress (mandatory) and presence in the office on a need basis.

Content creation: Support the Communications Manager in designing and producing content in the form of text, visuals (infographics, videos, photos, etc) and other communication tools
Social media administration: Monitor and update the ISF social media channels on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Respond to comments and queries (process of approval to be set with Communications Manager). Provide monthly reports on key metrics.
Targeting: Find ways to scale up our communities and connect with new people. Build visibility.
Social media advertising: Develop ad sets and utilize social media metrics in order to track results, provide recommendations
Social media plan WSC: Together with the Communications Manager, draft a social media plan and content calendar for campaigns related to the World Seed Congress
Onsite social media support during the World Seed Congress
Websites: Upload content on the ISF website and Members Area as needed

Excellent writing skills (English); additional languages an asset
Highly creative, visual approach, social media savvy
Knowledge of social media platforms including targeting and advertising
Knowledge of website content management system (CMS)
Knowledge of photo/video editing and graphic design tools (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Lumen5)
Experience with social media listening tools (Hootsuite, Keyhole, etc)
At least 2-3 years’ experience in a related area of work
University degree in communications, marketing, advertising, visual arts, or related fields

The position will be open until 2 December 2019. Send a resume, sample of previous work delivered, and a cover letter to Michael Keller, Secretary General, International Seed Federation at careers@worldseed.org

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position shall remain open until a suitable candidate has been engaged. Target starting date: 3 February 2020

By | November 7th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Lunchtime seminar – Reputation and crisis management in the 2020s – 29 November 2019

Trust is an enabler for organisations – making a wide range of activities, transactions and interactions possible regardless of sector or size. Betrayals of trust have major organisational and business consequences. Leaders who violate the trust of their stakeholders soon find themselves ousted.

As we face the start a new decade… How is the building of trust changing for organisations and their leaders? In today’s environment, are there any new principles we should focus on to navigate a crisis? Do the classic best-practice principles of crisis communications still apply?

Toomas Kull will consider the challenges leaders face in managing reputation (their organisation’s as well as their own), and provide recommendations on how to prepare for and survive reputation-threatening scenarios. Participants will be encouraged to also share their perspectives and insights.

Date: Friday 29 November 2019
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 30.- per person includes drinks and snacks
Please register online >> 


About the speaker: Toomas Kull is a communications and reputation management specialist.Toomas Kull_Profile He is a consultant at Cabinet Privé de Conseils (CPC), the Swiss public relations and public affairs agency. He has over ten years’ experience in advising organisations across sectors, from profile raising campaigns, to issues management, crisis communications, and litigation PR. Prior to joining CPC, he worked in two London-based communications consultancies. He started his career in the public sector, working in the European Commission and the UK’s Ministry for Business.

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By | October 22nd, 2019|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Part-time bilingual communications consultant, Pangloss Labs, Ferney-Voltaire – 1 day per month

Part-time bilingual communications consultant wanted – 1 day per month.

Pangloss Labs is an open innovation laboratory for Greater Geneva.
Our non-profit association is a mix of open source third-space, collective research space, ecological Fablab and support structure for entrepreneurship. We share a multidisciplinary space between entrepreneurs, associations, self-employed, SMEs, and curious individuals. www.Panglosslabs.org

We are currently looking for a bilingual communications consultant for divers tasks.

For more information contact craig (at) panglosslabs.org

By | October 16th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Consultant (full-time), FSG, Geneva, Switzerland

Are you passionate about social change? Do you want to work in a high-performing, high-impact and fast-paced environment? Join FSG’s consulting team to collaborate with clients who are working to address complex social and environmental problems in order to produce equitable outcomes at scale.

Consultants are integral members of our consulting team and work on client projects across a variety of social and environmental issues including: economic development, education, community development, global health, and global development.

Further information >>

By | October 15th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Research Forum 2019

The annual Research Forum is the flagship research-outreach event of EU Business School.

The foci of the Forum are to discuss global issues, generate new ideas, and explore the potential for holistic solutions by connecting different players:

Wednesday, October 16th 2019

FER, rue de Saint-Jean 98, 1201 Geneva

Free entry;  further details and register here:

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By | October 12th, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

GCN Networking Lunch on digital communication, 4 October – wrap up

Thank you to all the participants who joined our networking lunch event and contributed to the creative session on: are you meeting the challenges of digital communications?, held at the Geneva Press Club on Friday, October 4th.

The group found some very interesting perspectives on 5 questions:
1. What are the current challenges you and/or your organisation face in digital communications?
2. What do you think are the main trends in digital communications?
3. What skills do communicators need for digital communications?
4. What are some examples of best practices in digital communications?
5. What is one thing you will STOP / START doing in digital communications from now on?

Here is a brief infographic with some of the results from the discussion:

Below also find below some images of the event, thanks to the generous photographer Geraldo Pestalozzi

Stay tuned for our next event at the end of November.

The GCN team


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By | October 8th, 2019|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Communication Officer – ECLT, Geneva (80% – Maternity Cover)

Founded in 2000, Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation (ECLT) is an independent, Swiss foundation, based in Geneva, Switzerland with projects around the world.

General scope of the role

The Communications Officer plays an important role in raising awareness on and supporting good practices against child labour in communities where tobacco is grown. S/he is the primary manager of the project to develop an online portal, publications and training module on a model for education and rural development. The Communications Officer also provides communications insight and support for the visualisation (internal/external) of the ECLT 3-year strategic vision, goals and work plan. As part of a small team, the Communications Officer will also lend support and expertise as needed to the advocacy, research and programmes departments.

Key Responsibilities

1. Project management

Production and launch of a Model for Education and Rural Development including the following products:
• Education Model Guide publication – a print and online guide giving an overview of the model
• Marketing Kit – Introductory print information kit for stakeholders (Governments, Private Sector, NGOs, etc.) interested in education and rural development
• Online Portal – A multi-media hub for all information regarding the education model
• Online training module – an in-depth tool for practitioners to understand and implement the education model

2. Strategy presentation and visualisation

• Provide support for communications on and visualisation of ECLT’s 3-year strategy, vision and work plan. This may include drafting and editing content, overseeing graphic design for materials targeted to internal and external stakeholders, and coordinating the online and print dissemination of materials, working with the Communications Coordinator and the Director of Advocacy
• Provide guidance from a communications perspective on the set-up and launch of ECLT’s new internal work planning and monitoring tool, including advice on internal reports

3. Assist Director of Advocacy and Communications Coordinator with communications tasks as required

4. Any other tasks as required and appropriate to the role


• A first-level degree (bachelors or equivalent) in communications, journalism, advocacy, international relations or another related field
• Graduate-level studies a plus

Work Experience

• At least 5 years of experience working on project management and strategic planning in a communications setting, including trainings and data visualisation
• Proven ability to manage projects across departments and working with multiple outside service providers (Graphic designers, web developers, video agencies, printers, external consultants, etc.)
• Understanding of and interest in issues of education, child labour and rural development is strongly desired
• Previous experience in an international, multicultural environment is desired

Required skills

• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish; Ability to work in French a plus.
• Demonstrated experience in developing content and layout for online training platforms
• Experience in the development of videos, other digital and print materials a plus
• Excellent computer skills; familiarity Adobe Creative Suite and SharePoint a plus
• Proactive and willing to learn
• Exercises good judgement and understands the complexity of communicating on sensitive topics, including around children and child rights.
• Able to meet deadlines and targets
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a diverse team
Further conditions
• Some international travel to project countries, including Guatemala, is required
• Swiss national or holder of a valid Swiss work permit

Please send your full application (CV, max. 1-page motivation letter, Diplomas and Work Certificates) at eclt-jobs@eclt.org. Please mention as subject: Communication Officer

For further information>>

By | October 3rd, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Communication Content Specialist- Sommet Education, Lausanne

Sommet Education is a hospitality education group of more than 800 employees that is home to three leading institutions: Glion Institute of Higher Education, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education and Ducasse Education. The headquarters are based in Lausanne, Switzerland, with additional hubs in Marbella, Spain (Accounting) and London,UK (Enrolment and Marketing).

Their 5 values resonate in you: Development, Distinctiveness, Joint commitment, Openness and Sense of service.

You are enthusiastic and you want to be at the vanguard of hospitality and experience education.

You have a Bachelor or an equivalent degree and 3 to 5 years’ experience in a Communication function, at the headquarters of an international company or a communication agency and ideally from the Hospitality, Lifestyle luxury business. You have excellent knowledge of the digital world and influencers.

Your mother tongue is English preferably and you have a good knowledge of French. Excellent communicator, open personality and pleasant, you are characterized by your spirit of initiative, creativity and proactivity.

Available, flexible, you feel comfortable working under pressure and managing several projects simultaneously. Caring for and developing the Company brand image is your main objective.

If you recognise yourself in this description then they are interested in your profile as they are looking for a Communication Content Specialist to join them.

• For the Group brands you research surveys, industry trends and aspirational brands best practices to develop fresh story ideas, draft speeches, press releases, position papers, create and deliver case studies, white papers, executive bios, opinion pieces, speaking proposals.

• You collaborate with marketing Editorial Content Manager to produce aligned content for Communication campaigns.

• Management of digital/social media (website, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, press rooms etc.).

For more information check the Linkedin page, or to apply use the following click here

By | October 1st, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Webinar: Internews Manual – How to Manage Misinformation in a Humanitarian Context – Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 12:30pm to 1:30pm BST

To launch a new Manual on how to manage misinformation in a humanitarian context Internews is hosting a webinar for humanitarian, media and community practitioners.

By connecting the dots in local information ecosystems in humanitarian contexts, the Internews Rumour Tracking Methodology shows what needs to be done to manage misinformation, build trust and allow reliable information to build traction among those who need it most. They will highlight key elements of the manual and place the methodology in the context of some of the trickiest misinformation challenges faced in our work.

The webinar will be facilitated by Viviane Lucia Fluck, PhD, who authored the manual. The manual was produced with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 12:30pm to 1:30 pm British Summer Time / BST
Join on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/695246798 (Hosted by Earth Journalism Network)
For queries or to join the webinar by phone, contact Emily Cowlrick –ecowlrick@internews.eu


By | September 16th, 2019|News, Other events|0 Comments