Senior Communications and PR Officer, France

Are you a communications specialist who wants to find a meaningful job? Do you want to work for an NGO fully committed to the ocean’s preservation? Are you keen to contribute to the MSC mission by raising awareness of sustainable fishing?

Job title: Senior Communications Officer 
Location: Paris
Working hours: Between 09:00 – 18:00
Contract: Permanent

Join our team of passionate people and get a chance to work with stakeholders, educating and alerting them to the preservation of oceans and sustainable fishing.

We are looking for a Senior Communications Officer for France. Working with the PR Manager, you will implement press relations for the MSC in France, contribute to our storytelling through content production and manage educational activities, including formal education (with schools) and more informal education, such as attending general public events.

Who are you?

We are looking for an experienced, curious and passionate communicator with:

  • A university degree or with equivalent experience in communications or journalism
  • Experience in PR and/or communications 
  • Knowledge of sustainability issues 
  • An ability to grasp and convey complex ideas clearly and simply to a diverse range of audiences.

Who are we?

The MSC's vision is for the world's oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations.  Through our internationally-recognised certification and ecolabeling programme well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the market place, through the leadership of our partners.  Critically, other fisheries are incentivised to improve their performance to meet the growing demand for certified sustainable and traceable seafood choice. Over 400 fisheries around the world, representing 17% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC programme and over 1200 documented improvements to the way our oceans are being fished have been recorded. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.

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Language: English
Date of issue: 18 February 2020

To apply

Please email the following information to

  • A copy of your current CV (in both French and English)
  • A cover letter (in French) outlining how your skills, experience and knowledge directly address the responsibilities and requirements detailed in the job specification and include information on your salary expectations and details of your right to work in the country.

Please ensure that they are sent as Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV”. The subject of your email should read: “Senior Communications Officer, France”.

Closing date

Monday 10 May 2021, 09:00am (BST)

The MSC is committed to flexible working. All MSC’s France based employees are currently working remotely, and we would expect to continue to offer flexibility as restrictions are lifted.

The MSC aims to recruit a talented workforce and values the diversity in background, skills and experience of its staff. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all job applicants, irrespective of background.


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