14 days ago

Communications and Sustainability Specialist at Vizzuality

68% 20 - 40 hours / week Madrid (Remote) €30k - €42k / year
Paid dental insurance
Flexible working hours
Paid health insurance
Paid parental leave

We are looking for an energetic Communications and Sustainability Specialist to join our team!

As our Communications and Sustainability Specialist, you will expand and deliver our communications strategy. You will contribute to showcasing the impact of our work with our partners by creating insightful content. Success in this role includes:

Supporting our company needs by landing the communications strategy. Connecting sustainability-focused organisations with our work and our team. Sharing our work with the emerging sustainability private sector. We are currently focusing on supply chains. Collaborating with and inspiring people to make the world greener, fairer and more sustainable. Developing our voice and brand to reach a more diverse audience, of NGOs as well as corporations.

This is a mid-senior role. We are offering a salary range of 30000 - 42000 Euros (depending on your experience), and we are open to exploring full time and part-time contracts options (with a minimum of 50% time dedication) depending on the candidate’s needs.

We have operations in Spain, Portugal and the UK, and at this moment, people are working remotely or at our office in Madrid. You are very welcome to join us if you are eligible to work in any of these three countries.

Would you like to be part of Vizzuality’s story?

Are you motivated by the desire to help build a sustainable planet for all life on Earth? Are you looking for a new opportunity?

Vizzuality’s purpose is to reach a fair and sustainable planet by creating tools that radically empower people to make positive changes now.

We are a world-leading technology, design and science agency. We design and develop data-driven tools and applications for international organisations that focus on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Inequality.

Solving such large and complex problems will bring you into contact with new technology and some of the world’s most interesting organisations and academics in machine learning, remote sensing, and planetary data. You’ll be working on projects like these:

https://www.globalforestwatch.org/

https://supplychains.trase.earth/

https://resourcewatch.org/

https://www.half-earthproject.org/maps/

Our Culture “This is how we do things here”

Our aim is to help the world become a better place, therefore we need to make sure we care about our people and give them the power to build great things. These are some of the things that define our culture:

We Trust:

Our team structure relies on self-organisation. We want to work with colleagues who don’t have to look ‘up’ for approval, nor look ‘down’ and give instructions. As soon as you step inside, we will provide you with the best tools and technology, and then we will trust you to do great things.

We Delight:

We use our deep understanding of people’s needs to spark delight. Our choices are based on science, research, and design principles.

We Care:

For ourselves, our colleagues, the organisation. We know what we do is important and we have a strong sense of responsibility for the work we do.

We Grow:

As we are always embarking on new projects and challenges, a continuous learning mindset and a “Can Do” attitude is a must We are conscientious, we focus on learning and achieving our goals We give power to people so they can make decisions, and plot their own paths with help from all around them

We have fun:

We also know that you need to balance seriousness with fun. If you can make people smile you will be off to a great start!

Role Mission. Why does it exist?

Vizzuality is expanding its offering within the sustainability sector, from NGOs to companies and corporations. Specifically, we are developing a product that supports the sustainable management of international supply chains. We are looking for an experienced and versatile Communications and Sustainability Specialist to support this expansion. The primary purpose of the role is to guide our strategic communications approach and support creating content. As our communications evolve alongside our business strategy, you will need to be adaptable and creative to embrace this transition with a leading voice.

The ultimate impact of this work is:

To build a coherent communication and marketing strategy with focused B2B marketing elements. The aim is to support the missions of our NGO clients and to reach some of the world’s largest corporations, to help them create a net-zero future with positive environmental and social impact. To co-create valuable content that promotes our projects and those of our clients, that discusses them through real-life examples, and to share what we’re learning. To grow Vizzuality’s brand and voice in a way that speaks to our core NGO client base shows relevance to the corporate sustainability market, and recognises the urgency of the issues we work on. To build trust amongst our existing clients (NGOs) and prospective clients (NGOs and Corporates).
To position Vizzuality in the corporate sustainability and sustainable supply chains sector.

A day in the life of a Communications Manager at Vizzuality

A typical day will involve leading our internal and external communications activities. You will be the primary link between the Communications team and the project teams, responsible for maintaining a coherent strategy and brand. At our communicative core, we want to continue conveying Vizzuality’s principles while finding our approach that caters to an audience of diverse stakeholders.

Some examples of specific tasks include:

Defining our communication short and long term goals, creating, and executing plans to achieve these. Managing our regular communication activities: project launches, events, social media, blogs, and web content. Working with the team to solicit or write valuable and insightful blogs, website copy, and social media content. Working with our Communications and Business Development team to market Vizzuality’s services to the corporate sustainability audience, as well as building upon our existing NGO audience.

These are some of the things you will have achieved in your first year at Vizzuality.

In your first month:

You’ll pair with your team members to learn what our processes and tools are. You’ll meet with Project Managers and representatives from across the team to understand what they do and how we all work together. You’ll familiarise yourself with the current strategy work done so far for the comms functional area.

During the following months:

You’ll help your communication team colleagues update content plans for Vizzuality. You’ll have the chance to update and shape Vizzuality’s communication guidelines with the rest of the team. You’ll work with Business Development to understand our long term business objectives and develop strategies to grow our outreach. You’ll co-create content for internal and external audiences.

By the end of the first year:

You’ll be ensuring brand coherence in communication pieces and helping your colleagues do the same. You’ll help BD establish and maintain the necessary relationships with our existing and potential clients. You’ll be ready to manage Vizzuality’s online community.

Skills and experiences we are looking for in a candidate

Must have skills and experience:

At least 5 years of experience working for an in-house or agency team in communications, marketing, or a public relations role. B2B marketing and communications: Knowledge of corporate B2B marketing and how to deliver this effectively. Strategy and planning: Developing plans that detail the tactics and content used to communicate news, developments, and propositions to each of the relevant audiences. Content creation: Creating online content that is useful and engaging for users. You will engage with our community through events, social media posts, and other initiatives or channels. Excellent writing skills and experience writing for the web. People: Excellent people skills with the ability to coordinate and work with cross-functional teams. Native or fluent English with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Spanish is a plus.

Anything else to impress us? Over time, we’d like this role to take on more responsibilities. If you have experience across one/some/all of the areas below or would like to learn more about any of them, we would love to hear more about it!

Passion: You are passionate about climate change, biodiversity and/or social inequality and driven by our purpose when it comes to achieving a sustainable and fair future. Corporate sustainability: Knowledge of the sustainability market within the corporate world. Client relationship management: Capacity to manage clients and create B2B comms actions. Data analysis: Measuring social media performance and communication KPIs. Using these insights to suggest areas for improvement.
Research: Willingness to stay informed of developments and trends inside and outside the organisation that impact company objectives, and in response make recommendations on how to improve our communication activities. This could be in Sustainability, Science, and/or Marketing. Multi-format content creation: Such as skills in video creation, podcasts, microsites, newsletters, creative engagement techniques. Community management and relationship building: Experience engaging with an online and offline community and clients. Confidence in networking and speaking with groups of people.

We are a Self-Managed Organisation: Below you will find some characteristics that make people successful in an organisation like ours:

Motivation: The willingness and aspiration to excel in the pursuit of unselfish, collective goals; deep personal humility and a focus on self-improvement. Curiosity: The instinct to seek new experiences, knowledge and feedback with an openness to learning and change. Insight: The ability to gather and make sense of information that suggests new possibilities. Engagement: The capacity to use emotion and reason to communicate a persuasive vision and connect with people. Determination: The ability to pursue and work on difficult goals despite challenges.

Compensation, Benefits & Growth “This is what you get when you join Vizzuality”

Our compensation and benefits are part of a great career opportunity with the potential for you to grow and work in something with a massive transformational purpose. So if you really care about the real-world impact of your work and are inspired by our mission to transform the world, we can offer you:

Compensation & Benefits:

A competitive salary. We are offering between 30000 and 42000 Euros. This range is only an indication and we will agree on your final salary together based on your specific experience and profile A yearly bonus of up to 10% of the salary, depending on the company’s performance and your own. If you are based in Spain or Portugal, you will get Health & Dental Insurance subsidised by the company. Mental health support via Spill, our third-party provider, to connect you with qualified counsellors and curated resources. 22 Holiday Days + 1 Day for your birthday.

Work and Personal Life Integration:

We are open to exploring full time and part-time contracts options (with a minimum of 50% time dedication) depending on the candidate’s needs. We have a remote-friendly culture with teammates located across four countries and 10 cities. We run all our meetings online and create opportunities for the online experience to be better every day. We offer a flexible work environment and flexible hours, and as long as you do what you have to do, meet your objectives and coordinate accordingly with your team, we are not so worried if you work at the office, in a coffee shop, on your sofa at home, or the beach!

Learning and working on new and interesting things is fun so we offer many opportunities to do so:

A training allowance of 1300 €/year for courses, workshops, conferences or meetups of your choice, including travel and lodging. Get your hands on cool technology and applications to do your work, communicate, and build great things. You will work alongside a talented team of engineers, designers, and scientists with multiple backgrounds and skills. Peer mentoring. You will have the freedom to design a career path that suits your interests and growth needs. Support for giving talks and contributing to open source projects/initiatives that align with Vizzuality.

Recruitment Process Overview

Do you have what it takes to change the world? If after reading the description of the role, you like our culture and you believe you have what it takes to join Vizzuality, please send us your application.

This is how the recruitment process looks like and also some suggestions for you to include and consider in your application.

Basic Requirements:

Having a legal permit to work in Spain/Portugal/UK is mandatory and required, so make sure to state and confirm you are eligible to work in one of our countries. In other words, even if you match all requirements for the role and have the best skills, if you don’t have the legal permit to work in one of our offices, we won’t be able to include you in the recruitment process.

Application: 6th to 17th October

Send us your CV and Cover Letter, explaining why you would like to work with us and what you can bring to the team. Please include any samples of your work and projects you find relevant to the offer. Fluent English is really important to us, so if it’s not your first language please demonstrate your abilities in your CV and Cover Letter. We will not consider applications that are not sent in English.

First Screener: 20th October to 29th October

This is a 60-minute informal interview so you can get to know a bit better the company, our culture and ask any questions about the role and our ways of working. From our side, we are interested in understanding more about what you are looking for, your current skill level and experience, and what you care about.

Challenge: 3rd November to 10th November

We will invite you to complete an assignment to get a better understanding of your writing skills, the way you organise your ideas, and also how you would go about sharing what we do with the world. We will send you via email an assignment for you to prepare, and then we will ask you to send us your ideas back in 1 week.

Interview: 17th November to 24th November

This will be an opportunity for you to share in more detail your assignment and explain to us the reasons behind your proposal and the decisions you made. During this interview, there will be time to deep-dive into your background, experience and skills, and also an opportunity for you to ask us questions about the role and the company.

Informal Catch Up with the Team: Week commencing on 29th November

During the last stage of the process, the idea is to offer you a final opportunity to get to know more people on the team (not just Comms or HR people) so you can make a more informed decision. You will be meeting online people from different areas/levels/countries, so you can get an idea of what different people in the company do, how we organise ourselves, our typical day to day, or any other info you may want to get first hand.