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Senior Account Managers and Account Directors – W2O Geneva

W2O – SAM and AD roles

The W2O is a leader in integrated marketing communications and committed to giving client brands an unfair advantage. The organisation is looking for people with an entrepreneurial mindset and a can do attitude to join the growing Swiss business. You must be driven to succeed and looking for a unique opportunity to grow within a dynamic team environment.

W2O is a fully integrated agency combining expertise in; analytics and insights, strategy, creative and visual storytelling, and channel agnostic engagement to achieve client success. It is the largest independent agency focused on all areas of healthcare, with technology and consumer clients too.

W2O is looking for people in the roles of Senior Account Manager (https://bit.ly/2ILR0Oc) to Account Director (https://bit.ly/2s879TP) to create an exceptional team in Switzerland to support the established client base which includes Pharma, biotech, diagnostic and digital health market leaders. The team will work closely with the existing offices in London, New York and San Francisco.

Please send C.V. to lbenjamin@w2ogroup.com

>>For further information

By | May 25th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

IATA Geneva – Intern, Digital Communications

The Digital Communication Intern will be attached to the IATA’s Corporate Communications Department, with responsibilities focusing on web and intranet publishing support and creating multimedia content. This is a great opportunity for a young communications or marketing graduate to practice web aspects of digital communications in a demanding and highly professional environment in addition to experiencing fast-paced team work.

Contribute to the quality of www.iata.org through reviewing content submitted by some 100 editors before publishing;
Ensure the application of best practices such as Search Engine Optimization and web writing style and contribute to the education of editors;
Provide web publishing support with advanced functionality (ex. creation of forms);
Create or edit content as needed;
Train and support intranet users;
Help maintain website and intranet integrity in terms of structure and asset management;
Create multimedia content for social media: short videos, images, infographics;
Provide support to social media team such as monitoring and scheduling content.

Qualifications and Skills
Recent communications or marketing graduate with a strong interest in digital media;
Experience of web communications, blogging or social media;
Video shooting and editing, photo editing:
At ease with technology, notions of HTML an asset;
Good writing skills;
Good written English.

Note- this is a paid internship!

Start date: July 2018

Further information; go to careers portal and search for Job ID 9087; title – Intern, Digital Communications.

By | May 24th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Consultancy: Rapporteur for ITC meeting – July 2018

ITC is looking for a rapporteur to produce a high quality report of a July 2018 meeting for publication. The rapporteur is expected to summarize the statements made by country representatives at the top table and summarize comments, recommendations and requests by theme.

This brief analysis paper will give ITC senior management a synopsis of key points made at the event. It will equally serve as the basis of the JAG report 2018 that will be published and submitted to UNCTAD Trade and Development Board and WTO Committee on Trade and Development later in the year.

For details, please see the respective terms of reference. Prospective candidates are invited to submit their application by sending their CV and a letter of motivation to ozgen@intracen.org

By | May 22nd, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Workshop: Teamwork at play – Tuesday 12 June 2018

Upcoming workshop from the Renegade Saints:

How do you transform a group of people who work together into a team? Through this interactive, dynamic, and fun workshop, you will learn and experience techniques to make teamwork easier and more efficient.

renegade saints image

Onstage, the Renegade Saints create countless new realities without a script. Offstage, they bring their skills to the entrepreneurial and corporate worlds across Europe to empower teams to collaborate, communicate and co-create.

This 45min workshop is a teaser, a taste of our (team)work. It will be followed by an apéro to give you the opportunity to discuss your experience with us and the other participants.

18h00: doors open, 18h15: workshop, 19h00: apéro.
Entry fee: 5 CHF
More information>>

By | May 22nd, 2018|Other events|0 Comments

Content Marketing Specialist, IMD, Lausanne

The Job’s Mission

To create relevant and impactful marketing and sales content to attract, engage and acquire a clearly defined and understood target audience – to help drive IMD’s various programs and services. Specifically, manage and create marketing and sales content for IMD open programs, online and degree programs, custom programs, Corporate Learning Network.

Key Accountabilities

– Develop the best editorial content, storytelling and messaging that converts interested prospects into customers
– Define key content, messages and differentiators for IMD educational programs and services
– Reflect IMD Vision, Values and Strategic Direction in marketing and sales materials
– Adapt the voice of IMD Faculty and client engagement team to assure that messagingmatches customer needs accurately
– Work with program marketing, communications, direct marketing and client engagementteams to develop content strategies and collateral to reach existing and win new customers.

Key Activities

Manage and create marketing & sales content to support the sales of IMD’s entire portfolio of open, online and degree programs.
Tasks could include:
o Creation of marketing and advertising messages
o Sales support documents for client engagement team
o Website and landing page creation and update
o Program brochures
o SEA, SEO, social media messaging
o Email lead generation and nurture campaigns
o Video storyboarding, briefing, messaging, interviewing and editing
o Ad-hoc writing and proofing requests

Create content to support the sales of custom programs.
o All content creation for custom website
o Company story writing for the web
o Sales collateral
o Video interviewing, messaging, briefing and editing

Create content for IMD at an institutional level
Tasks could include:
o Institutional publications
o Program collateral
o Corporate Learning Network collateral
o Ad-hoc writing and proofing requests.


– University degree in marketing, communications, journalism or English
– Advanced courses/training in story-telling, creative writing, digital content creation, or sales/marketing copywriting would be an asset.


– Minimum 10 years’ experience in copywriting/editing, including writing for the web
– Minimum 5 years’ experience in print production, preferably as an editor/project manager
– Minimum 5 years’ experience in marketing/sales communications
– Experience with web content management systems, preferably 1-2 years
– Experience managing budgets for projects or cost centers

Competencies and skills

– English mother tongue. French an asset
– Highly proficient copywriting, editing and proofreading skills in English
– Strong organization and project management skills: meets deadlines; able to manage multiple different projects at the same time
– Fast, efficient, but also good with details
– Highly business aware: service- and customer-oriented; diplomatic; politically aware; professional in all dealings with internal and external IMD stakeholders; puts internal customers first; reacts quickly to requests and “issues”
– Common sense and solution oriented: finds easy solutions, simplifies processes, and comes with recommendations, not problems
– Works independently; highly motivated; proactive; self-starter; team player; creative and innovative
– Must understand business issues.

How to apply

If you have the above skills and would like to work in our challenging environment, please send your complete application file (letter of motivation and resume in English, copies of your work certificates and diplomas) to hrjobapplication@imd.org

By | May 4th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

GCN Lunchtime Seminar – new EU data rules – Friday 1 June 2018


The new EU data protection rules – how does it affect me and my workplace?

This presentation will explore the realities behind the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU law that comes into effect on 25 May 2018. For communicators – even those outside of the EU – the GDPR has significant impact on how you collect and store audiences’ data. We will look into some useful definitions, learn some of the language needed to approach the subject and formulate a basic road-map to compliance. Our speaker approaches the topic in a very practical way, with strong emphasis on down to earth risk management and explaining the “rules of the game” for GDPR.

Date: Friday, 1 June 2018
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:

D. Helen Shapiro is a GDPR & innovation consultant. Her business acumen is firmly set in sales, global operations, compliance and physical risk management / cross border secure logistics. As a trainer, she focuses on GDPR-compliance organizational transformation, leadership skills, governance, process optimization and risk management.

Helen is a sought after mentor in various accelerators (e.g. MassChallenge Switzerland, IBM AlphaZone) and a recognized judge in business competitions (e.g. CyberChallenge at GCSP, Masschallenge CH). She is a member of the international advisory Board to Cyber-Aid.org at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

Helen spent over 17 years in risk management, security & international physical trade, and over 10 years in professional corporate training. In her last corporate position she ran AMS (Americas) region for an enterprise class global software company.

Please register online >>

By | May 3rd, 2018|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

TEDx Lausanne – Monday 7 May 2018

The next TEDx Lausanne will be held at the Casino​ ​de​ ​Montbenon​ (Allée Ernest-Ansermet 3,1003 Lausanne) on Monday 7 May 2018 from 14h00 to 19h30.

It will feature the topic “Homo sapiens”.

“Wise man” dominated thanks to the ability to cooperate and communicate effectively in big groups. We were able to build cities, write books, create incredible technology. We solved many important challenges that have been facing us.

As the pace of human evolution continues to accelerate, we can’t help but wonder: What will our lives be like at the end of this century? Will our lives be completely changed by the next technological, environmental, social or genetical evolution? Will Homo Sapiens continue being the world’s dominant species? Or will we evolve into a completely new species soon?

This year  TEDxLausanne is focused on exploring all these questions as well as new ways of addressing our dreams and concerns about the future.

Speakers include: 

  • Marine Tanguy – Founder of MTArt
  • Bernard Molineaux – Founder of Equilibre
  • Richard Baldwin – Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva,
  • Charles Fadel – global education thought leader and author, futurist and inventor
  • Saba Imru Mathieu – Executive Coach and business owner
  • Bernd Lapp – CEO of Old School GmbH, Business Lead in Swarm City and Advisor to a few
  • Blockchain Projects.
  • Meloe Gennai – poet, performer and a legalist advocating for minority rights
  • Christoph Rummel – juggler
  • Jeanine Reutemann – deeply passionate researcher, film maker, educator, tech-nerd.
  • Nancy Rademaker – international business speaker
  • Philippe Moreillon – Professor and Director at the UNIL Institute of Fundamental Microbiology

Ticket price : 100.00 CHF (Full), 50.00 CHF (Reduced)

For further information>>


By | April 27th, 2018|Other events|0 Comments

GCN Lunch event wrap up

Thank you to all the GCN members who attended our GCN lunch event on Friday 13 April. A special thanks also to Vincent Lusser, responsible for communications at Geneva State’s Department of Town and Country Planning, Housing and Energy for his insightful presentation, presenting the innovative urban developments in Geneva and highlighting some of the communications challenges linked to their promotion.

Below are a few images captured by photographer Geraldo Pestalozzi.

  • Lunch event at CICG with Vincent Lusser, responsible for communications at the Geneva Urban Planning Office


By | April 20th, 2018|GCN lunch events, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Business communication officer (40% – 50%) – STSA Geneva

The Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA) is recruiting a business communication officer at 40% or 50% (16 or 20 hours a week) for a minimum of 6 months. The officer will support the Secretariat in a full range of support functions but in particular in writing, editing and reviewing content of all type of documentations in English. He/she will help the STSA team in its daily operations to provide high quality communication material. 

Founded in 2006, STSA is the main professional association in Switzerland for commodity merchants, shipping companies and banks specialised in trade finance. It has become a respected platform in the commodity trading industry. It now has over 190 members, with businesses of all sizes. It represents the interests of the sector through various activities such as: 

  • Education & Training 
  • Working groups of common interests 
  • Commodity related services 
  • Public conferences 
  • Public affairs 

Main responsibilities

1. Business and administrative support

  • Edit various documents in English such as newsletters, position papers, website, etc.
  • Draft general correspondence in English 
  • Support the team in developing its communication on the various social networks (including active monitoring of social media activities) 
  • Work with the STSA team at maintaining and expanding the relationship with members through existing tools (extranet, Newsletter, communication alerts, etc.) 
  • Update the STSA website 
  • Perform other related duties as required 

2. Annual report  (August 2018) 

  • Prepare the STSA Annual Report in collaboration with the STSA Team and its external designer 
  • Propose and draft the texts in collaboration with the STSA Team 
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met 


3. Publication of STSA yearly magazine (December to March)

  • Contact contributors and manage the follow-up (article gathering) in a timely manner 
  • Proofread, comment and propose modifications to the articles 
  • Coordinate with STSA press partners 
  • Liaise with potential sponsors and advertisers 
  • Set-up a budget and issue invoices 
  • Ensure that deadlines are met 

Knowledge, skills and abilities: 

  • Must have exceptional written and proofreading skills in English (English mother tongue desired) 
  • Good command of French an asset 
  • Very effective organisational skills 
  • Good listening and communication skills 
  • Internal customer orientation 
  • Time management skills and able to work under time pressure 
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and confidentiality 
  • Excellent knowledge of the functioning of the various social networks (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) 
  • Problem solving skills and innovative thinking 
  • Team spirit 

What STSA offers: 

  • An international and dynamic environment 
  • An internship helping you to develop your abilities in business communication 
  • A varied daily work with a high degree of autonomy 
  • An environment offering you opportunities to grow your job 
  • A small team with a family spirit 
  • A close connection to industry’s participants 

Starting date: May 2018

Please send your CV and motivation letter electronically to: 

STSA, attention: Silviane Chatelain Email: Silviane.chatelain@stsaswiss.ch 


By | April 17th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

New guide: five steps to better email

Our March lunchtime speaker, Michael Gentle on business writing, has just published a new free guide “Five steps to better email – how to write emails that people will actually read”. You can download the guide here>>.

By | April 16th, 2018|News, Other resources|0 Comments