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Media Designer (TTE programme)

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: Junior - Only open to Nationals of all CERN Member States and Associate Member States - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2020-05-28

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Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. Find out more on

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

Are you a technician looking for a challenging professional experience to further your career? If so, joining CERN’s Technician programme may very well give you that challenge.  This position as a Media Designer technician is part of our prestigious TTE programme. 

The Safety Training team in the Health & Safety department is responsible for the conception, design and coherence of training and awareness courses of Health and Safety matters for the whole CERN population. The team meets with experts at CERN and then translates their training requirements into a diverse range of learning formats e.g. e-learning, classroom trainings, posters, booklets, videos, etc. 

You must have an interest in Science, and especially in CERN activities, as you are going to be in contact with different specialists from a wide range of fields: environment, electricity, mechanics, health and safety in general, etc. in order to plan, visualise and create the trainings. You will be working in close collaboration with a Training Specialist, who will provide support as and when required.

Please find more information about the work in the Safety Training team here.

Skills required for the job:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Creative thinking is an essential part of the job;
  • Strong IT skills, including experience working with IT design tools e.g. Storyline, and proficiency with MS PowerPoint;
  • Good notions of learning theories and instructional design methods, e.g. storytelling,quizzes, serious games, etc.
  • Familiarity with LMS and  SCORM ;
  • Being able to organise and prioritise tasks, maintain documentation and folders up to date and strong attention to details;
  • Being able to collect and synthesize information provided by multiple sources.


After a practical learning period, you will:

  • Collaborate closely with subject matter experts and topic owners to help them identify needs and objectives;
  • Design, develop and revise the training content, to make it appropriate to the learning needs and learners;
  • Develop ideas to best convey the safety messages (evaluate which learning method is most suitable to the needs);
  • Produce, test and maintain online courses and exams, in consultation with experts, topic owners and trainers.
  • Implement produced courses in CERN's Learning Management Sytem (LMS);
  • Create additional communication media in collaboration with CERN's design service to support learning (handouts, posters, animations, apps);
  • Ensure the quality of the communication media produced by:
    • collecting feedback from the experts, topic owners, trainers, testers and learners
    • archiving and versioning of the media to guaranty traceability
    • respecting existing procedures


In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member State or Associate Member State (;
  • You have a Technical Diploma (, and no more than 4 years' relevant experience after finishing your diploma;
  • If you are currently studying, you are still eligible to apply, although you are expected to have obtained your qualification by the start of your appointment at CERN;
  • If you hold a BSc or MSc, you are not eligible. However you may be eligible for the Fellowship Programme.

You should have at least a working knowledge of English or French.

Additional Information

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion.  In return, CERN will provide you with:

  • An employment contract of one year, renewable for a second year; 
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN, as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French;
  • A monthly stipend of 4565 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax);
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund;
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva;
  • 2,5 days of paid leave per month.

This is how you can apply. Here are few tips to start you off:

  • Be as specific as possible in the application fields “Education” and “Experience”.
  • We recommend you prepare your answers in Word or Notepad in advance, as once you start completing the application on Smartrecruiters, you have a limited time to submit it.
  • If you apply to more than one job, you will need to upload the documents for each application you submit.

Required documentation:

You will need the following documents, clearly labelled (e.g. “CV”, “Motivation letter”, “Academic transcript”, etc.) and in PDF format to complete your application:

  • A CV;
  • A scanned copy of your latest relevant qualification;
  • One reference letter (from a professor or previous employer) giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. This should be as broad as possible.

Make sure you have all the documents needed to hand as you start your application, as once it is submitted, you will not be able to upload any documents or edit your application further. 
You may upload the reference letter yourself, whilst submitting your application, or through your referee via the link you will receive shortly after submitting your application.

All applications should normally reach us no later than 28.05.2020.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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