Current job opportunities at Nordregio

Communications Advisor (kommunikatör)

Nordregio is currently seeking to expand its communications team with a full-time position to plan and execute communication tasks for Nordic and EU-funded research projects. Topics span from green city planning and rural bioeconomy to remote work, migration, and digital inclusion. The Nordic Vision for sustainable development is the backbone of our work. A successful applicant has relevant educational background and at least 3-5 years of experience in communications work and preferably some experience in project management.

As a Communications Advisor at Nordregio, you are creative and self-motivated and fit well into our cooperative, international work environment with many parallel projects. We are looking for a constructive team player with the ability to network and collaborate with a range of Nordic and European actors and project partners. Stakeholder engagement and Nordic knowledge exchange are integral parts of our work.

You are also expected to contribute to Nordregio’s ambition of being an environmentally conscious, caring, and equal workplace. Experience in Nordic cooperation is an advantage, but mastering English and a Scandinavian language is a requirement.

Requirements

  • The position requires a bachelor- or master’s degree (300 ECTS) or equivalent in communications, journalism, or a social science degree
  • Fluency in English and at least one Scandinavian language
  • Highly motivated with a sense for detail and the ability to plan and manage communication projects and work independently, as well as in a cooperative team environment
  • Excellent writing skills, but you also excel in different ways of visual communication
  • Good command of InDesign, Photoshop, Office, web publishing systems (WordPress), and other digital communications tools
  • Experience in Social Media communication and interest in further advancing our SoMe presence
  • Experience in video and/or animation production plus webinar hosting

Main responsibilities

  • Creating communication plans and managing communications projects or tasks in research projects – ranging from our annual stakeholder event (Nordregio Forum) and workshops for knowledge exchange between Nordic and European stakeholders to online report launches, seminars in Almedalen, and PR campaigns.
  • Editorial work incl. Nordregio website, newsletters, invitations, and policy briefs
  • Layout of products such as invitations, programs, reports, etc. 
  • Social media content development and monitoring
  • Hosting webinars and seminars – hybrid and physical events
  • Visual content development – photo and basic video editing

What we offer

The position starts as soon as possible – or is subject to agreement. Nordregio offers competitive salaries and an initial full-time contract of four years. Subject to further agreement, the contract can be extended to another four years. According to the agreement “Avtale om rettstilling for samnordiske institusjoner og deres ansatte”, you are entitled to a leave of absence from your present position for the duration of your employment at Nordregio if you are employed by the State in a Nordic country.

Why Nordregio?

Working at Nordregio means significant career development potential in terms of enhancing your communications skills and toolbox, experience in project management and knowledge of regional development and sustainability issues. You will also have ample opportunities to collaborate with regional and municipal stakeholders in the Nordic countries and attend high-level international meetings.

In addition, Nordregio pays special attention to its employees’ wellbeing, offering competitive health benefits, encouraging social gatherings and peer-to-peer learning, and supporting the international atmosphere. Our team boasts almost fifty curious minds from eighteen different countries.

Nordregio is a Nordic research institute for sustainable regional development and planning, founded by the Nordic Council of Ministers in 1997. Our office is located at beautiful Skeppsholmen in the heart of Stockholm. More about us: www.nordregio.org

Contact

Head of Communications: Åsa Ström Hildestrand
asa.hildestrand@nordregio.org
+46 73 928 18 96

Union Representative: Research Fellow August Bogason
+46 70 758 35 27

How to apply

Upload your application, including a CV and references no later than 12 December 2022.


Internships
Nordregio has great experience in collaborating with students and universities. Internship applications are always welcome. As an intern you need to be affiliated to a university/university programme during the time of the internship, i.e. the internship should preferably be part of your studies.

Please send your application and any questions to internship@nordregio.org. We receive a lot of inquiries, but we appreciate all applications.

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