[Humanist] 26.319 job at the German National Library of Science and Technology

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 319.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:11:29 +0100
        From: Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Vacancy

DataCite, German National Library of Science and Technology is looking 
for a Communications and Project Officer.


You will assist the Managing Agent and the Board in developing an 
overall strategic communications plan for DataCite and its services by 
clarifying communications objectives to support strategic directions, 
defining and articulating messages for key audiences, recommending 
strategies for and/or performing marketing research, and by 
contextualizing communications within the larger academic library and 
scholarly research environment

You will plan and implement communication and marketing strategies 
including overseeing Internal and external communication through 
newsletters, direct phone contact, blog entries and administration of 
the DataCite Website and Blog.

You will assist the Managing Agent and the Board in operating DataCite, 
including organisation of practical aspects of the summer meeting, 
General Assembly and other meetings, and coordination of contact 
requests coming through the contact forms.

You will be required to meet the following criteria:

- Bachelor's degree in communication, marketing, business administration 
or related field.

- Working knowledge of product development and marketing research 
processes related to communications and marketing.

- Familiarity with web design and maintenance and best practices for 
writing in a web-based context

- Ability to balance strategic and creative thinking and writing 
capability as demonstrated by the ability to focus on key issues, and to 
gather, assess, and synthesize information and recommendations from a 
wide variety of sources on a broad range of issues to formulate 
messaging and positioning statements.

- Excellent English written and verbal communication skills as 
demonstrated by the ability to articulate information and issues 
clearly, concisely, and persuasively using appropriate grammar, 
vocabulary, and business style.

- Demonstrated ability to understand technical issues at a conceptual 
level and effectively convey and explain information to users.

- Project management and organizational skills to plan and independently 
execute projects/tasks within specific and short deadlines, and 
successfully assess, balance, and prioritize numerous competing concerns.

- Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively 
and cooperatively as part of a team in a cross-cultural environment.

- Proficiency in a PC operating environment, MS Office, Visio, 
electronic mail, calendar applications, and the Internet. Ability to 
operate other internal system applications; willingness to learn new 
software applications and technologies, as needed.

- Experience in a research-intensive academic setting.

- Working knowledge of digital libraries and research infrastructures.

The position is a full time position with an expected salary of up to

40,000 Euro annually. The contract will be for 2 years with the chance 
of ongoing employment. The starting date would be December 1st.

The position will be based in Hannover, Germany. If desired by the 
candidate it could also be based in London, UK.

Please send your applications before October 5th to jobs at datacite.org If 
you have any questions regarding this position, please contact 
jan.brase at tib.uni-hannover.de or Adam.Farquhar at bl.uk

Adam Farquhar
Head of Digital Scholarship
Scholarship and Collections
T:+44 (0)20 7412 7832
Adam.Farquhar at bl.uk

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Professor Andrew Prescott FRHistS
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Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
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