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2 February 2024

We are looking for a Communication Manager who will help drive the communication around our growing philanthropic grant activities, and who would like to join us on our mission to pave the way for curing skin diseases.

We have high ambitions for our philanthropic grant activities and plan to significantly increase our funding for independent skin research in the coming years. That is why we are looking for a Communication Manager who will help us effectively communicate the LEO Foundation’s exciting activities across various channels and to diverse audiences.

Imagine a job where you are the go-to person and communication partner for our grant team. A job where you are responsible for the annual cycle of communication efforts related to our grant activities. This includes planning and executing all communication steps – from preparing and opening a call for applications to communicating how grants impact and contribute to society.

It is a job where you will be part of a small, dedicated communication team, consisting of two full-time employees and a student assistant. We support and help each other and achieve success through collaboration, even when tasks fall outside our respective areas of expertise.

In our office in Nordhavn in Copenhagen, we are a relatively small organization with 15 employees. We are driven by a shared ambition to make a difference for people living with skin diseases and are motivated by knowing that everything we do – our philanthropic activities, ownership of LEO Pharma, and our investment activities – is aimed at paving the way for curing skin diseases.

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You will report to Head of Communication and Public Affairs Signe Krabek and will work directly with your colleagues across the LEO Foundation, given the Foundation’s deliberately very flat organizational structure.

You will be responsible for:

  • Driving and executing communication plans and activities related to the Foundation’s annual cycle of grants and awards. This involves announcing calls on the website and relevant communication channels, writing news, press releases and case studies, creating plans and content for social media, and coordinating with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensuring that the communication and stories reach the right audiences in Denmark and internationally.
  • Assisting the grant team in developing narratives and communication strategies that enhance the understanding and visibility of the Foundation’s work and its impact.

In addition, given that we are a small team, you will also contribute to the daily communication operations. This includes:

  • Assisting with day-to-day communications, such as website updates, social media content creation, layout tasks, publication preparations, and quality assurance of texts and communications in both Danish and English.
  • Monitoring and reporting on our communication activities to assess their effectiveness.
  • Providing input and preparing content for a wide range of communication assets, including Annual Reports, presentations, and speeches.
  • Contributing to the further development of our communication strategies and processes.

The right candidate for the job will…:

  • Have a passion for hands-on work with communication and journalism tasks for a wider audience.
  • Be fluent in written and spoken Danish and English.  All our communications are in English, so you must be quite a perfectionist in English spelling and grammar.
  • Have a flair for communicating knowledge-intensive issues, including interpreting and summarizing scientific information into news articles that can be used in different contexts.
  • Be able to actively use different channels, meaning that you have a sharp pen – both in print and online, in articles, on social media, corporate websites, and presentations.
  • Have experience with external communication (e.g., press releases, writing articles, contact with external partners) and communication across different channels, including social media (we focus on LinkedIn and X/Twitter).
  • Be excellent in day-to-day project management. You create plans, share and follow them, and have the ability to confidently drive processes and projects.
  • Have a relevant master’s degree in communication, journalism, or similar.
  • Have a minimum of 4 years of experience working within a communications function.

Additionally, it is an advantage if you have:

  • A grasp of graphic design and experience in developing materials in line with a corporate visual identity (we use Canva for design and social media visuals).
  • Knowledge and understanding of the nature and culture of science and research, including the basic mechanisms driving research.

On a more personal level, you should:

  • Possess the ability to collaborate and engage with internal and external stakeholders, especially in fields like science, health, or other knowledge-intensive areas.
  • Have a driven and ambitious mindset and be comfortable in making your own decisions and leading projects and activities.
  • Be structured, well-organized and quality conscious.
  • Bring a great attitude and positive energy to an organization of very passionate and ambitious colleagues.
  • Uphold high integrity and ethical standards.

How to apply?

*** NB: closed for applications ***

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to confidential@primetime.dk as soon as possible. We will conduct interviews on a rolling basis.

Primetime assists the LEO Foundation throughout the recruitment process. The process includes tests, among others, to assess English skills.

If you have questions about the position, please do not hesitate to contact Signe Krabek, Head of Communication and Public Affairs, at +45 2049 6869. She will be available to answer your queries after week 6.

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