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Communications specialist

Communications specialist

locationUnited Kingdom
remoteHybrid | Remote
ExpiresExpires: 29/06/2022
Comms / Marketing / PR
Permanent position

If you're interested in the latest communications trends and want to work in publishing, check out this role!

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher. We are on a mission to make science open so everyone can live healthy lives on a healthy planet.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations. Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access.

Be part of the publishing revolution and help us transform the way research is published, evaluated, and communicated to the world.


The role

We are seeking a communications specialist to support the visibility, brand perception, and strategic development of three flagship initiatives: Frontiers in Science, the Frontiers Forum, and Frontiers for Young Minds.  



  • In this role you will manage content across, and create content for, and a variety of digital communications platforms
  • Your work will support the promotion of transformational science and world-renowned researchers to large global audiences – and ultimately help to drive science-led solutions for healthy lives on a healthy planet
  • You'll join our marketing and communications department, in a team reporting to the senior communications manager for VIP communications
  • In addition to your direct team, you will work closely with other Frontiers teams in different functions and departments


Knowledge, skills, experience


  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, English, communications, or a related area
  • You are a native-level English speaker
  • You have excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with a flair for storytelling and experience in creating content adapted to different communications channels
  • You have good knowledge of content management systems
  • You pay exceptional attention to detail, with the reflex to systematically fact- and quality-check your work
  • You meticulously plan your work to consistently deliver simultaneous projects on time, while remaining flexible to last-minute changes
  • You are independent and autonomous, while being a collaborative and solutions-oriented team player who works well with colleagues across diverse functions and backgrounds
  • You are curious and open, interested in the latest communications trends, adapting approaches based on objective performance metrics, and proactively exploring new concepts


  • You have a science background and/or experience in science communications
  • You have experience with producing videos
  • You have basic knowledge of SEO, UX writing, analytics tools, and content marketing principles
  • You have basic knowledge of digital project management and collaboration tools
  • You have experience working with colleagues and stakeholders in different departments, as well as working remotely with colleagues in different locations around the world


Application process

Your application must include: 

A cover letter and CV

Writing samples - highly desired



With more than 50 nationalities represented in our global team, you will work regularly with teammates in other countries, and with our community of researchers, editors, and authors from around the globe.

Our mission to create solutions for healthy lives also extends to the working environment we provide for our employees. 

This includes:

100% remote working

Employees now have the flexibility to choose where they want to work, with remote working available on a part- or full-time basis (not applicable to some Business Support jobs due to nature of role).

Learning and development

All employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (and Pluralsight for our technology team), an annual personal learning budget, and dedicated L&D time.


We offer free online yoga classes, an employee assistance plan, access to the Headspace app, and four wellbeing days on top of your annual leave allowance.

Volunteering opportunities

Employees can dedicate three days each year to volunteer for a personal cause or through our volunteering partner platform, Alaya.

Frontiers actively embraces diversity and is a safe and welcoming workplace. Recruitment is free from discrimination – including based on race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. With over 600 employees from more than 50 different nations, our diversity creates vibrant teams and constantly challenges us to appreciate multiple perspectives.


Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Fields of study

  • Media / Communication

Required degree level

  • Level 6 (e.g. Bachelor's degree)

Years of experience

  • Junior

Required languages

  • English

Required skills

  • general knowledge

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