Associate Information Officer (Editor/Social Media), Vienna, Austria

Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Country: Austria

City: Vienna

Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Closing date: Thursday, 23 March 2023

Associate Information Officer (Editor/Social Media)(P2)

( 2023/0134 (018627) )

Organization: OPIC-Web, Digital Media and Public Info. Materials Section

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2023-02-23, 9:20:32 AM

Contract Type : Fixed Term


Probation Period : 1 Year

Full Competitive Recruitment : Yes

Organizational Setting

The Director General’s Office (DGO) provides leadership and coordination for all IAEA activities at the executive level for meeting Member States‘ needs, and achieving a one-house approach and a results-based management.

The Office for Public Information and Communication provides objective, accurate and timely information about the IAEA and nuclear developments that fosters public understanding of the IAEA’s global roles. It also provides advice to the Director General on relations with the media and organizes press briefings. The Office coordinates the communication activities for the rest of the house and assists in the media aspects of major IAEA events and conferences.

The Web, Digital Media and Public Information Materials Section has corporate responsibility for the editorial management, creation and development of information products with a particular focus on the web, digital media, internal communications and cross-departmental promotional material.

Main Purpose

Reporting directly to the Section Head the Associate Information Officer (Editor/Social Media) assists in researching, writing and editing information products for the IAEA’s web site and social media channels, and contributes to the development of content for Agency campaigns. The incumbent coordinates with technical experts to ensure that relevant information is included in the content developed. The Associate Information Officer (Editor/Social Media) keeps tracks of trends and usage of social media channels by analyzing social metrics and makes recommendations on strategy and approaches based on these metrics. He/she elaborates and updates the IAEA’s social media policies, standards and guidelines.


The Associate Information Officer (Editor/Social Media) is (1) a specialist, providing ideas and recommendations on how to increase the presence of the IAEA on the web and on social media, as well as in thematic campaigns and positioning content on the most appropriate channels; (2) a substantive contributor, providing editorial and production support to enable the efficient and accurate publishing of outreach information on the IAEA’s programs and activities; (3) an editor assuring that public information content is accurate and complies with the editorial style guide.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Research and draft the social media strategy, policies and guidelines of the Agency.

Maintain the IAEA corporate social media channels, drafting and publishing posts on a regular basis and produce and develop stories, features and other outreach materials for use in social media, the web site and print.

Draft web and magazine stories and content for thematic campaigns in easy to understand language and style for non-specialist audience.

Support Head of Section in editing and copy-editing public information content and outreach material.

Serve as a sub-editor to assigned IAEA publications as well as to designated pages/sections of the IAEA’s website.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition

Planning and Organizing

Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.


Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.

Achieving Results

Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.


Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition

Client orientation

Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.

Judgement/decision making

Consults with supervisor/manager and makes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules.

Partnership building

Develops and maintains partnerships needed for his/her work. Establishes and nurtures positive relations with partners and stakeholders.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description

Public Information and External Relations

Creating Visibility for the Organization

Expertise in supporting and implementing strategies to increase the visibility of an organization among target audiences.


Editing/Technical Editing

Experience in translating technical concept into everyday language understandable by the target audience.



Exceptionally high command of written English and quick recognition of mistakes in grammar and style.

Public Information and External Relations

Public Information and Communication

Social media: Through knowledge of social media platforms, best practices and evolving trends.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Bachelor’s Degree

University degree in journalism or related field.

Minimum of two years‘ experience in journalism, public affairs or related field.

Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $50377 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 21360*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks‘ annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance


Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged

Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values): Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity. Staff members may be assigned to any location. The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above. Testing may be part of the recruitment process

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