ChemSec is looking for a communications officer

News 2018 / February

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ChemSec is looking for a communications officer

ChemSec (the International Chemical Secretariat) is an environmental NGO based in Göteborg, Sweden, working to limit the use of hazardous chemicals in society. We highlight the need to speed up legislative processes mainly in the EU, but also globally. We carry out projects to identify the most important hazardous chemicals and highlight the safer alternatives. We also develop concrete tools for companies to help reduce the use of toxic chemicals. We cooperate with and enhance dialogue between authorities, politicians, scientists and progressive companies and investors.


About the position and the skills you need to succeed

As our communications officer you have full practical responsibility for written communication. We are looking for a person who does not shy away from producing a lot of text, as writing both long and short texts will be your primary duty. You will work closely together with ChemSec’s Communications Manager, to whom you will also report, in a wide range of different ChemSec projects.

  • We believe you have an academic education in communications, journalism or a similar field and a couple of years of working experience. Previous experience as a journalist/blogger is especially advantageous.
  • You need to be fluent in English. As a communications officer you will also do editing and proofreading of other staff members’ texts.
  • It is an advantage if you have previous experience in covering environmental topics, EU environmental legislation or corporate sustainability work.
  • Previous experience from working with WordPress, Photoshop, social media and/or any other relevant communication tools is also advantageous.

You are a self-starter, comfortable with working independently and you deliver on time. Your style of writing is efficient and straightforward, and it doesn’t hurt if you are a bit of a storyteller. Furthermore, you are able to quickly sift through large amounts of many times technical information written by others, identify the most relevant parts and compile it into a written story of your own.

We are a small, dynamic team of experts from different areas and our work is directed towards an international audience. Therefore our communication is in English. Potential candidates will be tested for their English proficiency. Swedish is not a requirement.


Details about the position and how to apply

This is a temporary, full-time position running for a year with the chance of extension.
Fixed monthly salary.
To start as soon as possible.
Location: Göteborg

If you have any questions, please contact ChemSec Executive Director Anne-Sofie Andersson, +46 730 41 66 22 (between 11.00–12.00) or

Please send your resumé and cover letter to before March 7. Write “application communications officer” in the subject field.