Coordinator for public relations and internal communication

At the University of Vienna more than 10,000 personalities work together towards answering the big questions of the future. Around 7,500  of them do research and teaching, around 2,900 work in administration and organisation. We are looking for a/an


Coordinator for public relations and internal communication 

 694 Environment and Climate Research Hub 

Job vacancy starting: 01/08/2024  | Working hours: 20,00  | Classification CBA: §54 VwGr. IVa 

Limited contract until: 10/07/2024

Job ID: 1603

If you love to communicate, preferably about the major issues of this century in the field of environment, climate, and sustainability, then you have come to the right place in our team! We have personalities working for us who want to do something meaningful for society with their work. In a place where exchange is successful, with the necessary freedom, professionalism, and high standards for oneself. The position is limited to 9 months, with the option to extend it by mutual agreement. If you are interested, this position of 20 hours per week can eventually be combined with a similar position at the University of Vienna of another 10 hours per week.

Your personal sphere of influence:

The Environment and Climate Research Hub was founded 2022 at the University of Vienna and currently brings together 65 scientists from different disciplines. The aim of the research hub is to support excellent interdisciplinary research in the field of environmental and climate research and to equip future scientists with the necessary skills for interdisciplinary cooperation. 

As coordinator for public relations and internal communication you will support the team of the Environment and Climate Research Hub. You will be responsible for the strategic orientation and activities in the areas of public relations, internal communication, outreach, reputation management and media strategy, which encompasses all modern and classic channels and platforms (from print and radio to newsfeeds and web to social media).

Your future tasks:

  • You identify and develop topics and strategies for internal and external communication.
  • You are responsible for the press and media work of the research hub (including writing and editing press releases, handling journalist enquiries).
  • You will further develop the regularly published international research newsletter ECHO and act as editor.
  • You will be responsible for keeping the website of the research hub up to date.
  • You coordinate communication projects (including the development of social media channels, podcast) with all relevant units of the University of Vienna and implement them.
  • You are enthusiastic about supporting our researchers in terms of science communication.

This is part of your personality: 

  • You have a Master's degree and practical experience in the field of science journalism or science communication.
  • You have a very good feeling for language and the ability to bring complex natural science, social science and humanities topics to the point and prepare them in a way that is suitable for different audiences.
  • You enjoy designing new, innovative communication channels and formats.
  • You have basic knowledge in the editorial use of content management systems (e.g., WordPress and Typo3), image editing (e.g., Adobe Photoshop) and layout creation (e.g., Adobe Illustrator). 
  • You have a very good command of English and German, both spoken and written.
  • You like to work independently within a team.
  • Knowledge of the media landscape in Austria and/or international is favourable.
  • In addition, previous experience in a university or research environment is desirable.

What we offer: 

  • Family-friendly working environment: You have flexible working hours and, by arrangement, can also work from home on a daily basis using the laptop provided. 
  • Inspiring working atmosphere: You are part of a motivated team with flat hierarchies in an international and intellectually stimulating working environment. You work with a high level of personal responsibility and creativity on diverse communication projects.
  • Good public transport connections: Your new workplace is in immediate vicinity of the underground station "Spittelau" and is therefore easily accessible both by public transport and by bicycle.
  • Internal further training: We continuously offer you the opportunity to expand your competences. Choose from an extensive range of free courses offered by the University of Vienna.
  • Fair salary: Classification is in employment group IVa according to collective agreement §54. The basic salary of EUR 2.991 (full time) increases if we can credit professional experience.
  • Equal opportunities for all: We welcome every additional personality in our team!


It’s that easy to apply: 

  • With your curriculum vitae and a short letter of motivation outlining which communication activities the research hub should pursue.
  • Proof of your formal qualifications (Master's degree, relevant further education, etc.)
  • Samples of your work, e.g., press releases, blog posts, podcasts or videos that you have written or played a significant role in producing.
  • Via our job portal / Apply now-button

If you have any content questions, please contact:

Timo Bühler,


We look forward to new personalities in our team! 
The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.


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Application deadline: 12/18/2023