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Communication coordinator - House of Switzerland Tokyo 2020

For the House of Switzerland at the Summer Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo, we are offering from 1 May 2020 to 30 September 2020 the position of Communication coordinator. 

In this function, you will be a member of the communication and public relations team and will work closely with the Head of communication and public relations for the Swiss Pavilion.

The job involves the following:

  • Implementation of communication and public-relations measures according to the communication strategy
  • Compiling and generating content for the different communication channels with focus on social media
  • Composing and drafting texts in English, German and/or French and ideally Japanese (including texts for the media dossier, the website, social media and so on)
  • Managing the assigned communication agency in the daily business
  • Support for the planning, preparation and holding of media conferences/events
  • Realization of media tours in the House of Switzerland
  • Taking care of the media hotline and media representatives
  • Handling and updating media lists
  • Coordination and liaison with partners, suppliers, agencies, technical systems
  • Administrative tasks in the field of marketing, communication and public relations
  • Participation in the evaluation of marketing and communication measures
  • Writing the final report

Ideally, you can offer:

  • Professional experience in the field of communication, marketing or public relations
  • Professional experience in the international context would be an advantage
  • An education (in progress or completed) in the field of communication, marketing or public relations
  • Excellent knowledge of English, Japanese and German and/or French
  • Affinity to social media 
  • Grasp for editorial work
  • Very good user knowledge of MS Office
  • Manifest skills in organization
  • Ability to work autonomously, with a sense of responsibility and attention to detail
  • Friendliness and keeping calm under pressure, even in hectic situations
  • Reliability, team spirit and stamina
  • Smart appearance, customer-focused and assured manner

General conditions of employment:

  • Workplace 1st May to 14th July: Presence Switzerland in Berne
  • Workplace 15th July to 9thth September: House of Switzerland Japan 2020 in Tokyo
  • Workplace 10th September to 30th September: Presence Switzerland in Berne
  • Your train ticket from place of residence to the airport and back is paid
  • Your flight to Tokyo and back (Economy) is organized and paid
  • Your fares within Tokyo are paid
  • Accommodation (single room/bathroom) in Tokyo is provided
  • During operation period you work shifts, also on weekends
  • Lump-sum payment gross of CHF 4000/month
  • Swiss resident living in Switzerland or foreign resident with residence permit in Switzerland: employment in accordance with Swiss regulations. Berne is the place of jurisdiction.

Does this job appeal to you? Do you think you have the necessary commitment and energy to help make the House of Switzerland at the 2020 Summer Olympics a success?

If this sounds like a job for you, we look forward to receiving your full application, which should include a cover letter describing your motivation, your CV and work references, by email to: by 2 January 2020.  

Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA
General-Secretariat GS FDFA, Presence Switzerland
Corinne Jenni
Head of Human Resources and Logistics
Bundesgasse 32
CH-3003 Bern