Digital marketing officer, Interim

Ghent VIB Headquarters

17 Nov 2022


VIB Headquarters




VIB is an entrepreneurial non-profit research institute, with a clear focus on ground-breaking strategic basic research in life sciences and operates in close partnership with the five universities in Flanders – Ghent University, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and Hasselt University.

The VIB Communications team coordinates VIB's communication strategy and monitors the worldwide visibility of the institute's successes and activities.

Campaigns focusing on VIB research, technologies, and values are launched to reach different target audiences (academics, industry, press, and the broad public..) To support and analyze those marketing activities, the team is looking for an enthusiastic colleague with in-depth knowledge of digital marketing techniques.


Education and experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or related field required
  • Knowledge of CRM tools, Google AdWords, and online analytics.
  • Experience in digital marketing
  • Excellent understanding of social media and best practices
  • Experience with email marketing and lead generation
  • Affinity or interest in science is a plus


  • Organizational talent and can work project-based and planned
  • Team player who can also work independently
  • Mature person who always remains diplomatic
  • Hands-on and accurate
  • Strong communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Stress resistant

Key Responsibilities include

  • Defining campaign components with the content team, identifying stakeholders to target
  • Composing and posting online content for VIB’s social media channels and ensuring messaging consistency across media materials
  • Develop together with  the marketing colleagues a social media strategy for VIB
  • Support in creating a strong email marketing strategy to reach different target audiences. Based on that strategy you will create and execute the email campaigns
  • Campaign Analytics (SoMe,
    • Interpret analytics data
    • Produce reports/dashboards summarizing key insights for designing new campaigns
    • Optimize future campaigns

How to apply?

Interested candidates are asked to apply online.

VIB values diversity - in backgrounds and in experiences. The institute needs people from all backgrounds and ways of life to help build a thriving scientific environment. VIB is therefore looking for candidates who are not only strong in their own aptitudes but care deeply about supporting each other's growth. VIB's collaborators are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for science that generates impact in science and in society. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also nationality, age, disability status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of VIB’s employees’ points of view are key to its success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.