12588 - Science Communication and Dissemination Specialist

Venezia, Italy
Full Time
Institute for Climate Resilience (ICR)

CMCC Position
Science Communication and Dissemination Specialist
Deadline: July 17th, 2024


Are you ready to join a dynamic team where your proactiveness and management prowess can translate directly into tangible outcomes in the research field?

We are looking for a Science Communication and Dissemination Specialist to support the Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies (RAAS) Division team in communication, dissemination, and outreach activities in the field of climate change and its interaction with the society.

CMCC Foundation is a cross-cutting scientific research center on climate change and its interactions with the environment, society, the world of business, and policymakers. Our work aims to stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, and develop strategies for the adaptation and mitigation of climate change. CMCC's core objective is to conduct cutting-edge science, to train the next generation of scientists at both national and international levels, and to be a beacon for climate modelling.

CMCC pursues fundamental and applied science with utmost scientific integrity, prioritizing data-driven science and providing data, information, and research results that can support informed public debate and decision-making processes. To achieve climate research objectives at the highest international standards, we invest in training all our talents, and strive to create a workplace where everyone can excel.

At CMCC you will find a strong, professional environment. Join an inclusive community that values diversity, where every voice is heard and respected. Help foster a culture of innovation and societal change, where individuals from all backgrounds can thrive and succeed.

To learn more about this opportunity and submit your application, please refer to the following:

The Science Communication and Dissemination Specialist will report to and work in close cooperation with the scientific team to implement the communication and outreach activities for the research and innovation projects of the division (Horizon Europe and/or European tenders). These responsibilities include drafting comprehensive communication and dissemination plans, supporting the organization of in-person and virtual workshops, festivals, and webinars, and developing diverse outreach materials such as leaflets, posters, and booklets.
The Science Communication and Dissemination Specialist will be responsible for updating project websites, developing content based on project activities and related initiatives, managing social media channels, and creating engaging content to effectively communicate scientific findings to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
The Science Communication and Dissemination Specialist will collaborate with project partners to ensure consistent messaging, prepare press releases, and coordinate with media outlets for broader dissemination. She/he will also contribute to the development of educational resources and participate in public engagement activities to enhance the visibility and impact of the research projects. The candidate will monitor the progress of communication and dissemination activities and write periodic reports.

We seek a versatile individual familiar with photo, audio, and video production tools, capable of conducting interviews and designing engaging content. The ideal candidate will be proactive, creative, and skilled in using various media to convey complex scientific concepts in an accessible and compelling manner.


  • Proven experience in science communication;
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and executing multiplatform communication, dissemination, and editorial strategies and plans;
  • Experience in collaborating effectively with scientists;
  • A multimedia/multiplatform approach to designing and realizing interactive communication and dissemination products;
  • Proficiency in remote collaboration and office tools like GSuite, with a positive attitude towards team collaboration and strong team-oriented attitude;
  • Familiarity with the most common Content Management Systems (CMS), particularly WordPress, as well as mailing list management tools such as MailUp and Mailchimp;
  • Strong background in managing editorial content;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Willingness to travel in Italy and abroad participate in both in-person meetings and videoconferences;
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Please note that this opportunity will be issued both internally and externally;
  • The Science Communication and Dissemination Specialist will be based in Venice CMCC office;
  • The appointment period will be initially of 12 months starting from September 2024 with a gross annual salary range from 28K to 38K Euros depending on qualification and working experience;
  • Welfare package, for minimum 12 months contract;
  • Flexible working time as per internal policies;
  • Support during the immigration process, if needed.

Belonging to legally protected categories (ex L. 68/99) will constitute a preferential condition.
Some fiscal benefits could be applied for repatriated workers or foreign researchers/professors, having the requirements defined by Dlgs 147/2015 (for repatriates) or Dl 78/2010 (for foreigners).
CMCC is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status, and other legally protected characteristics. Please omit from your CV any data you or we might consider discriminatory.
This job announcement is an invitation to express interest in the above-mentioned CMCC Position.

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We will keep your information on file for up to 1 year.


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