Corporate Communications Assistant

Mission of the Position

The Corporate Communications Assistant works in close collaboration with the Corporate Communications Manager and other staff members in the Communications Department, to guarantee the timely and appropriate delivery of corporate communication activities, ranging from ensuring that crucial corporate elements –both graphical and textual – coexist through to enhancing the Society positioning and visibility towards diverse stakeholder groups. The role calls for a broad range of capabilities.

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Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Corporate Communications Manager with the prompt coordination and accurate implementation of communication activities, including among others, advert and advertorial production and placement, content review, performance analysys
  • Support the Corporate Communications Manager with the development of PowerPoint presentations, including collection of material, draft management and approval workflow
  • Support the Corporate Communications Manager with the development of campaigns across a number of communication platforms (channels and tools)
  • Support the Corporate Communications Manager with activities for the Women for Oncology Committee, in charge of committee meeting organisation, dedicated Social Media maintenance, artwork development
  • Collect information from project owners to maintain an updated editorial calendar
  • Assist with the production and distribution of email communications based on other departments’ needs and project plans

Educational and Professional Experience

Basic training and specialization:

  • Degree in communication or related disciplines.

Required professional experience:

  • Minimum of relevant communications experience
  • Previous working experience in medical/health care sector or non-profit making organisation is favoured.


Technical skills

  • Great attention to detail, a positive and constructive attitude and the ability to multitask
  • Strong computer skills, with an emphasis on Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Knowledge of graphic software and email campaign software represents a significant advantage

Language skills

Excellent spoken and written English. An additional European language a plus

To apply:

To apply, please provide via e-mail (preferred) or regular mail and in English only to Andrea Abbatelli, Head of HR, ESMO, Via Ginevra 4, 600 Lugano Switzerland,

  • An application letter of maximum one page (including notice time from current position)
  • A CV of maximum one page plus at least two references
  • A recent photo, e‐mail address, and telephone number

NB: Applications that do not fulfill the above submission requirements, will not be considered. 

ESMO is a non-profit Society founded in 1975 to promote the art, science and practice of medical oncology.