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19 January 2015 – Press Officer – CHARLESCANNON, Geneva

CHARLESCANNON is an international marketing creative agency with purpose! With offices in Geneva, Basel and Martigny we offer the complete spectrum of marketing, communications and creative services.

We help international consumer and B2B companies, non-for-profits and federations KNOW, WOW and WIN audiences. Our clients appreciate our creativity, ingenuity, productivity and proximity no matter where they’re based – from across Switzerland, between the Americas and Australia, and from the Arctic Circle to West, East and Southern Africa.
We are looking for a multilingual Press Officer with 5 or more years of experience.

English mother tongue and fluent in French and Spanish, you will be joining the Charlescannon team to support one of our key multinational, B2B clients.

A clear communicator, team player and with relevant experience as a press officer or PR, the successful candidate will have a strong passion for business.

This full-time role will require working mostly on secondment within the client’s Geneva based offices and will also require international travel.

The role is varied, fast moving and rewarding. Typical activities will include:
• liaising with internal colleagues throughout the company and key spokespeople;
• liaising with and answering enquiries from media, individuals and other organisations;
• researching, writing and distributing press releases to target media;
• organising monitoring services and analysing media coverage;
• organising and joining press briefings and tours;
• contributing to maintaining and updating information on the company’s website;
• managing and updating information and engaging with users on social media sites;
• supporting the production of company films and scheduling of photography assignments;
• supporting the issues management team in their media strategy and responses; and
• working with the client’s network of PR agencies.

Interactions will be with the client’s head of media relations and Corporate Affairs team as well as with senior internal colleagues across the client’s business.
Please send a detailed motivation letter and CV in English with references to by 28th January. We regret we will only be able to respond to candidates that are short listed.


19 December 2014 – Nestle Research Programme Communications Lead – Lausanne

Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland  (100%)

In this role, you will ensure effective internal and external communication of Nestlé Research Center (NRC) scientific research programmes. You will promote NRC as a leader in food and nutrition sciences and you will support NRC Programmes and Pillars by informing and engaging employees in the vision, objectives and outcomes of their activities.
Key responsibilities 
  • Lead the development of a communications strategy for Research Programmes at NRC
  • Produce a range of high quality internal and external communication materials to increase awareness of NRC Programmes
  • Promote internal Research Programmes by collaborating with the Head of the Research Programmes and key scientists to develop communications material
  • Maintain knowledge of scientific environment relevant to the Programmes and seek maximum proactive communications opportunity
  • Collaborate with Corporate Media Relations and Head of Communications, Research to develop proactive communications working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Be part of the R&D Communications Network across all Nestlé Research Locations
Education and experience 
  • Degree level education
  • 5-6 years of experience in a similar position
  • Corporate internal and external communications experience, ideally gained in working with senior leadership on communications strategy
  • Good knowledge of high-quality corporate communications materials of all types
  • Strong understanding of science and technology
  • English mother tongue,
  • Fluent in French and/or German
Show us that you are able to act as a partner and advocate to the Research Programmes with a holistic approach. You are used to working with communications professionals such as agencies, journalists or photographers. You are able to work on independently with a proactive approach. If you have proven project management skills, please apply in English at
The Nestlé Group is the World’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company with 92.2 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2013, more than 330,000 employees worldwide and 468 factories in more than 86 countries. We offer an attractive and dynamic international working environment with constant opportunities for development, reflecting our conviction that people are our most important asset. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on


19 December 2014 – Communication Internship – Cereal Partners Worldwide – Lausanne

CPW, Lausanne, Switzerland Internship, 6 months, 100%, February 2015

In this role, you will support the Corporate Communication team on programs to promote and protect the reputation of the company, portfolio and brands, as well as build the company culture.
CPW is a highly successful dynamic joint venture between Nestlé & General Mills, producing & distributing Nestlé breakfast cereals and cereal bars worldwide since 1990. CPW headquarter is
located in Lausanne, Switzerland with around 120 people of various nationalities. Across the world CPW directly employs 4500 staff. “The Power of the Big and Spirit of the Small” is the operating
principle of Cereal Partners Worldwide!

Key responsibilities:
 Support Corporate Communication team with the development of content and materials, including blog posts, articles, announcements, website copy, press releases, etc.
 Contribute to the preparation of communication plans for Corporate Communication programs
 Maintain and update Intranet pages, internal discussion forums and other online channels
 Prepare global monthly news digest
 Prepare communication toolkits to cascade messages to local markets
 Support team with logistics and coordination of global marketing programs, company meetings, town halls, and other communication events as required

Education and experience:
 Bachelor or Master degree in Communication, Public Relations or Journalism
 Perfect command of English, written and spoken with outstanding writing and editing skills
 Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PPT, Excel), Photoshop or other design software
 Video editing capability is an asset
 High level of proficiency developing visually engaging presentations
 Practical knowledge of contemporary communication tools, e.g. website and blog functionality, online communities, social/digital tools, etc.
You will contribute to our team objectives bringing your high level of initiative, flexibility and motivation. Your strong interest for communication, ability to work in a fast-paced and changing
environment and organizational skills are key criteria for your success. If you are passionate about people and cultures; if you like challenges and want to make a difference to our company’s
performance, please apply at


19 December 2014 – Global Brand PR Manager – Cereal Partners Worldwide – Lausanne

CPW, Lausanne, Switzerland, Undefined period of time, act rate 100%

In this role, you will play a key role in guiding CPW’s brand teams in the development and execution of globally-designed brand PR campaigns. You will also drive the CPW Marketing Way across the organization to equip our people to accelerate cereal growth and amplify the CPW story with fully integrated PR.

CPW is a highly successful dynamic joint venture between Nestlé & General Mills, producing & distributing Nestlé breakfast cereals and cereal bars worldwide since 1990. CPW headquarter is
located in Lausanne, Switzerland with around 120 people of various nationalities. Across the world CPW directly employs 4500 staff. “The Power of the Big and Spirit of the Small” is the operating
principle of Cereal Partners Worldwide!

Key responsibilities
 Define the CPW Brand PR vision and work with brand teams & agency partners to develop insight-led campaign ideas and communication strategies
 Support brand teams to create PR plans for core brand activations
 Act as central point of contact for global Marketing team and Corporate Communication
 Develop and nurture relationships with key members of top-tier lifestyle, trade, and health & wellness press and serve as global spokesperson for brand programs
 Establish, monitor and track brand-related media inquiries globally
 Foster a PR mindset among brand teams, develop PR tools and skills training
 Set agenda for internal development of PR and digital skills
 Oversee and orchestrate the annual Global Marketing Conference and internal marketing events

Education and experience
 Bachelor degree in journalism, communication, public relations, humanities or other related discipline (MBA is an asset)
 7 to 10 years’ experience in a similar position, ideally gained in both PR agencies and FMCG companies
 Experience in leading large-scale global PR projects from end-to-end– e.g. events, campaigns, training/facilitation – with proven results
 Perfect command of English
Show us that you have the proven expertise developing a Brand PR vision and leading PR programs ina global context. You have a strong understanding of consumer insight methodology and excellent knowledge of corporate PR, media relations and internal communications. If you think that your exceptional written and verbal communications skills will contribute to your and our success, please apply in English at


11 December 2014 –  Internal communication unit traineeship – ICRC – Geneva

The ICRC’s Internal Communication unit is offering a full time paid traineeship at its headquarters in Geneva. The traineeship will begin in February 2015 for a period of 12 months.

Purpose of the post

The Internal Communication Unit is facing growing demands for advice on internal communication and with regards to the pertinent use of the intranet. A trainee can provide valuable support to the team.
Main responsibilities

Supporting the Head of Unit in the establishment of internal communication plans for ICRC departments/projects and delegations.
Supporting the implementation of these communication plans in coordination with the Head of Unit.
Writing articles and/or interviews for the intranet in coordination with the intranet editor in chief.
Helping publish content on the ICRC intranet via the content management system (CMS), including the proper inclusion of meta-data keywords.
Helping create audio visual content for the intranet.
Training and experience required

Bachelor or Master Degree in communications or in a related field.
Fluency in English and French required.
Experience in communication/internal communication or journalism.
Profile and skills sought

Interest in the ICRC and internal communication.
Excellent writing and editing skills.
Well organized and diligent.
Good team player.
Able to work independently and autonomously when required.
Good computer skills (Windows OS, Excel, etc.).
Motivated to learn and to develop new skills.
Capacity to fulfil technical tasks on the intranet in a reliable way.
Experience in using a CMS an asset.

Length of internship: 1 year

Start date: 01.02.2015

Please submit your applications via email to no later than 19 December 2014. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Application files should include the following elements:

A cover letter in English
Exact dates of availability
One letter of reference (English or French)
A complete CV
Two additional references (name, function and phone number)


8 December 2014 – Administrative Assistant (60%) – Geneva

A private association that organizes conferences and meetings for its members in Europe, North America and Asia is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant (60% with possibility for growth) in its Geneva office. Part of a small team that includes executives in multiple locations, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for supporting a senior executive, managing the organization’s membership database and helping ensure end-to-end execution of high quality meetings and conferences. This role requires:

• Maintain the membership database, ensuring information is always up-to-date
• Respond swiftly and efficiently to membership-related queries
• Create and send grammatically correct internal and external communications, including correspondence, invitations, promotional materials, conference summaries, newsletters, etc.
• Ensure timely execution of all communication plans
• Regularly set up meetings and conference calls for multiple participants across several time zones
• Process travel and entertainment expenses
• Verify expense claims
• Book travel, accommodations, car services (both regional and international) for several people while ensuring compliance with company travel guidelines
• Coordinate and assemble materials, make arrangements for meetings/presentations
• Collect presentations from conference speakers and ensure formatting for the conference need
• Maintain physical and electronic documents, shared files, records and web pages
• Regularly interact with members, conference speakers, company executives, service providers, colleagues and others
• Organize and work at the Welcome Desk at all conferences and meetings

This is a fast-paced, tight-knit team that works under constant deadlines. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of thriving in these types of environments. Equally important, the Administrative Assistant must have unimpeachable discretion. The role calls for regular interaction with our members and high-profile guests and speakers. Discretion at all times is a must.

With approximately five conferences each year taking place in Europe, North America and Asia, ranging from two to five days each (including set-up time), the Administrative Assistant is expected to attend all of them.

Candidates also need to possess the following:
• Excellent written and verbal English mother tongue language skills
• French language-skills would be a significant asset
• Excellent organizational and coordination skills
• Superior attention to detail
• Ability to multitask in order to assist the team navigate between challenging, time-sensitive tasks under tight deadlines
• Strong communication and people skills; highly diplomatic
• Able to maintain confidentiality at all times
• Experience with SalesForce and MailChimp strongly preferred, otherwise a demonstrated ability to learn and excel at these tools
• Outstanding Word, PowerPoint and Keynote skills
• Can work well in a small team environment and takes direction well
• Valid passport

Please email your application to: