English and Dutch language editor and copywriter - temporary

English and Dutch language editor and copywriter - temporary

Published Deadline Location
17 Nov today Rotterdam
This position works within the Corporate Communications Team at RSM and works closely with the other members of the RSM Corporate Marketing and Communications team.

Job description

In this role you help develop integrated marketing communications in partnership with the various RSM departments and programmes to promote our faculty research, global student recruitment, events and other impact and engagement-related initiatives.

Your main tasks
  • Provide copy writing, editing and proofreading services to RSM academic and programme departments, with appropriate writing styles per audience
  • Write news reports and features on RSM-related events and initiatives
  • Provide and review web, social and other digital media copy
  • Work as strategic partner with departments to develop audience-appropriate texts
  • Provide strategic feedback for continuous improvement in the role and for the team


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • Native English speaker with an excellent standard of written English. Native or near-native writing ability in Dutch.
  • Strong copyediting and proofreading skills with a commitment to accuracy
  • Ability to find "the news" within scientific research and to translate it into understandable language for a variety of audiences
  • Experience writing various types of communication including press releases, news and feature articles, advertisements, commercial brochures and other marketing materials
  • Ability to draft effective social media posts and website text (with SEO, UX and SEA principles)
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft Office
  • Minimum of three years of writing experience
  • Ability to work for a minimum of 8 months
  • Experience in business school or higher educational environment is a plus

Your required competencies
  • Affinity with working within a team
  • Flexible, hands-on and proactive attitude required. Able to multi-task and work on ad-hoc jobs; deliver on deadlines; experience with project-based work

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 8 months.

What do we offer?
  • Excellent, flexible employee conditions, including 41 leave days and 2 extra leave days for personal development, plus holiday allowance, an end-of-year allowance, and travel expense compensation.
  • Salary according to VSNU scale 9
  • A personal development budget to advance your knowledge through continuous learning.
  • Networking within RSM, Erasmus University and the academic world.
  • Informal working environment in our great international team.


Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe's top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam - a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM's primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China. www.rsm.nl

RSM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.

Additional information

How to apply:

We'd love to receive your application. Please upload your cover letter and resume no later than Friday 3 December 2021 via the application button. For questions about this vacancy, please contact Erika Harriford-McLaren, Corporate Communications manager, via harriford@rsm.nl.


  • Marketing and communications
  • Economics; Behaviour and society
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • Higher professional education
  • 3529


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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Make sure to apply no later than 2 Dec 2021 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).