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Media Relations and Outreach Support (For French, Belgian and Swiss Astronauts)

  • Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Job description

We are looking for a Media Relations and Outreach Support on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Cologne, Germany, to join their Outreach Team. The selected candidate should show integrity and professionalism.

Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe (or one of its subsidiaries). Furthermore, upon selection, they will be subject to a general security screening performed by an external provider (further information will be provided at the interview stage).

The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

  • Support ESA Astronauts presence and activities during live in-person and/or online events;
  • Interact with media and support ESA Astronauts preparation for interviews;
  • Editorial support on communication material to support the campaigns, including articles, briefing cards/talking points, story boards, video scripts;
  • Editorial support and community development for individual astronaut social media accounts;
  • Support the development of Communication Plans related to ESA astronauts of French, Belgian and Swiss nationalities;
  • Coordinate all requests for ESA astronaut public appearances, specifically the process to ensure they are processed according to the standards of DG-CNC;
  • Update the ESA/EAC editorial and event calendar;
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of relevant campaigns;
  • Coordinate and support of the engaged community (regional and national stakeholders);
  • Support and participation in coordination meetings as required;
  • Serve as point of contact function for matters of Astronauts’ missions communication at EAC for the astronauts of French, Belgian and Swiss nationalities;
  • Administrate and coordinate ESA astronauts’ public appearances in accordance with the HRE-O Policy on Astronaut Appearance and as such, work with the PAROS (ESA Astronaut Public Appearance Request Organization System) and its administrator or with future system;
  • Ensure coordination with internal and external stakeholders for video recordings and associated means during events related to EAC and its communication activities.

Job requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in Communications, Outreach, or a related discipline;
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience;
  • High proficiency with modern electronics office automation tools, in particular Microsoft Office suite and electronic mailing;
  • Ability to communicate with industry counterparts in the execution of the project-specific tasks;
  • Familiarity with ESA working environment in a similar position is a distinct advantage;
  • Familiarity with outreach activities related to science and technology.
  • Capacity to identify priority actions and handle high workloads;
  • Easy contact with personnel and well-balanced autonomy in the execution of the requested tasks;
  • High level of flexibility as well as initiative and team spirit;
  • Rigor, commitment, and reliability in the execution of the assigned tasks;
  • Good understanding of the French, Belgian, or Swiss media landscape;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
  • Fluency in French, both written and spoken is mandatory.

Please submit your application in English via the apply button below. Applications submitted in other languages will not be considered.


  • Cologne, Germany


What do we offer?

In ATG Europe (or our subsidiaries) you will have the chance to work on the most interesting and technologically advanced projects in the space, big-science, and high-tech domains. You will enjoy the focused yet relaxed spirit and culture of our teams and the excellent working conditions our company provides. We firmly believe that development and growth perspectives are crucial to everyone’s career, and we therefore provide you with a personal development plan, regular assessment checkpoints and a dedicated training and education budget to support you, not only in your current work, but also paving the road to your next professional steps.

For those relocating in order to embrace a new career with us, we offer international relocation assistance in settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children and a relocation budget that is applicable to all ATG staff.

About ATG Europe

Today, ATG Europe is recognized as a leading provider of specialized engineering, scientific and technical services to the European Space, Big-Science, and high-tech industry. Our headquarters are located in Noordwijk, the Netherlands and we have subsidiaries in Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and the UK. Besides these countries, ATG also operates in France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, and Belgium.