European Patent Office

Director Content Creation (10469)


Job group: 3

Grade: G13/3 (net (basic) monthly salary* for this vacancy: EUR 12 865.08)

Duration of appointment: Five years

Career path: Managerial 

Location: Munich 

Application deadline: 30.01.2020



With almost 7 000 employees, the European Patent Office (EPO) is the second-largest public service institution in Europe. It supports innovation, competitiveness and economic growth across Europe through a commitment to high-quality and efficient services delivered under the European Patent Convention, its founding treaty. It has a yearly budget of EUR 2.3 billion, entirely financed by the fees paid by its users.


As set out in its Strategic Plan 2023, the EPO is committed to promoting engaged, transparent and dynamic relations with its internal and external stakeholders (including users, member states, employees and former employees, managers and the media).


Proactive communication, both external and internal, is key to promoting the excellence of our services worldwide and to building an internal environment where employees feel energised, engaged and committed to the EPO's missions and goals.


Reporting to the Principal Director Communications, as Director Content Creation you will be responsible for global branding in terms of the organisation's narrative and positioning, sourcing and generating content, co-ordinating publications, the newsroom, audiovisual production and campaign concepts and managing communication business partners.


Your main responsibilities  

  • Developing and co-ordinating global branding activities
  • Supporting the implementation of the Strategic Plan by developing the organisation's narrative and communication content
  • Co-ordinating the sourcing and generation of content and overseeing publication and campaign activities
  • Managing a team of communication professionals and third-party providers


What we expect from you  

  • A seasoned communications specialist with a successful track record in content creation
  • Substantial expertise in content creation and the ability to advise on (external/internal) communication content
  • International experience and a very good understanding of IP and public service missions
  • Minimum of five years' managerial experience
  • Considerable experience of project management
  • Outstanding teamwork and management skills


Your qualifications 

  • Diploma of completed studies at master's level or – in exceptional cases – equivalent professional experience
  • Excellent knowledge of one official language and ability to understand the other two; in exceptional cases, excellent knowledge of one official language and ability to understand another
  • Citizenship of one of the member states of the European Patent Organisation


Time frame  

It is intended to hold the interviews in February 2020, in Munich.


* after deduction of EPO internal tax and before deduction of staff contributions to the social-security and pension schemes. The salary range depends on experience.

To foster gender diversity, EPO encourages applications from women. 

The EPO is an equal opportunities employer and supports workforce diversity as a signatory to the Diversity Charter (Charta der Vielfalt) since 2010.
All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and considered on the professional merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion or belief.

About the EPO

The European Patent Office

With almost 7 000 employees, the European Patent Office (EPO) is one of the largest public service institutions in Europe. Its headquarters are in Munich and it also has offices in Berlin, Brussels, The Hague and Vienna. The EPO was founded with the aim of strengthening co-operation on patents in Europe. Through the EPO's centralised patent granting procedure, inventors are able to obtain high-quality patent protection in up to 44 countries, covering a market of some 700 million people. The EPO is also the world's leading authority in patent information and patent searching.

In 2018, the EPO received over 174 000 patent applications and granted over 127 000 patents. Its free online patent database, Espacenet, contains more than 100 million technical documents from 100 countries, and its free neural machine translation service, Patent Translate, provides instant, high-quality translation in 32 languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian.

What we offer

  • intellectual challenges and empowerment through professional development
  • the chance to work with inspiring people from various different cultures
  • an excellent social package
  • contributory medical-insurance and pension schemes
  • relocation benefits and various allowances (e.g. household, dependants', childcare, education, expatriation, installation and rent allowance), depending on their personal circumstances


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