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Digital Communications Editor

Maastricht University , Maastricht , geplaatst op 15 april 2019

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UMIO of the School of Business and Economics (0,80 – 1,00 fte)

About Maastricht University
Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with 16,300 students and 4,300 employees, is still growing. The university stands out for its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education. Thanks to its high-quality research and study programmes as well as a strong focus on social engagement, UM has quickly built up a solid reputation. Today it is considered one of the best young universities in the world. The university has six faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

About the School of Business and Economics
The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) provides high-quality education to students and conducts excellent research, offering an international perspective in the fields of economics and international business administration. Its seven research themes focus on interdisciplinary solutions to today’s global challenges.

About UMIO
UMIO is the professional development branch of Maastricht University (UM). Its home is the School of Business and Economics (SBE), but its programmes and projects connect professional postgraduate initiatives across UM faculties to address the multidisciplinary challenges that many professionals and organisations face (see

About the M&C team
As part of UMIO’s Marketing & Communications (M&C) team, the Digital Communications Editor will work in a triangular collaboration with the Community Coordinator (events & social media) and the Online Marketing Officer (online systems, campaigns & analyses), while reporting to UMIO’s Manager Marketing & Communications. The DCE will also actively work together with the M&C team of SBE consisting of six persons, of which two are responsible for the external and internal communications.

Job description
The Digital Communications Editor (DCE) is responsible for creating and managing attractive communications to (1) raise brand awareness for UMIO, (2) stimulate demand for UMIO’s programmes and services, and (3) promote SBE’s research expertise towards business professionals and organisations. The DCE primarily operates in the context of UMIO and targets his/her work towards UMIO’s (potential) client base of business professionals and organisations, thereby working towards UMIO’s strategic objectives for future growth. However, part of his/her work also involves creating practical “translations” from science to business and contributing to the valorisation of scientific work through popularising predefined research themes within the corporate community.

Tasks and responsibilities
In this job, you will be responsible for creating eye-catching stories for all public channels of UMIO. You will coordinate creative content creation projects and liaise with fellow editors, corporates, programme managers, photographers and videographers to build attractive communication that illustrates the value of our School’s expertise to UMIO’s business community. Next, you will also actively work on research communication and raising visibility of SBE’s research themes by liaising with professors and other academics and converting seemingly complex matters into easily accessible content for outsiders. For this you will need to keep abreast of developments in the professional as well as the academic field.

Apart from the above, you will also contribute to building and applying editorial plans and frameworks, advising various parties on the use of communication within the organisation, and continuously measuring the effectiveness of communication to maximise the impact of your work. A great mix of operations, tactics and strategy!

Are you a journalist/copywriter with excellent communication skills? Do you get your energy from working in a dynamic team/environment, running a multitude of projects simultaneously? Do you like combining the worlds of business and academia? Do you have what it takes to turn complex information into accessible content? Are you a people’s person who knows how to exploit the benefits of digital communication channels? Then probably this is the job you will feel very comfortable with!

• Bachelor’s (HBO/WO) degree in journalism, communications or related field
• 4-5 years of work experience in communication-related positions
• Sound writing and speaking skills in both English and Dutch
• Natural affinity with digital marketing and communication-related activities
• Experience with business-related communications
• Ability to turn complex information into accessible output
• Hands-on work mentality

Terms of employment

We offer:
- a contract for a period of 12 months, after which an extension is possible
- a gross salary between € 2.835 and € 4.274 on a fulltime basis in salary scale 9 or 10. The salary will be determined based on relevant education and work experience.
The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website: > Support > UM employees.

Dienstverband: Tijdelijk, 1 year with possibility of extension

Additional information
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Drs. Ron Jacobs, UMIO Marketing Manager at +31 43 388 46 32 or

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

Please submit your CV and motivation letter with reference to vacancy number AT2019.019 to:

Application deadline: May 5, 2019.

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