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Make Data Count Communications Consultant

Make Data Count Communications Consultant

Make Data Count is seeking a part-time Communications Consultant to support the initiative’s outreach and dissemination of our work on data metrics with the community.

Make Data Count is a global, community-driven, initiative focused on establishing standardized metrics for the evaluation and reward of research data reuse and impact. Make Data Count facilitates the recognition of data as a primary research output, promoting data sharing and reuse across the community.

The Communications Consultant will work with the Make Data Count Director and the Make Data Count Advisory Group to communicate events, resources and activities related to Make Data Count and data metrics.

About DataCite

DataCite is a community-led organization with a vision to connect research and advance knowledge. We are a global community that shares a common interest: to ensure that research outputs and resources are openly available and connected so that their reuse can advance knowledge across and between disciplines, now and in the future.

As a community, we make research more effective with metadata that connects research outputs and resources–from samples and images to data and preprints. We enable the creation and management of persistent identifiers (PIDs), integrate services to improve research workflows, and facilitate the discovery and reuse of research outputs and resources.

Working at DataCite

We are a fully remote team, which means we don’t have a physical office. The team is distributed across four continents, supporting a global community of organizational members across 50 countries.


The Communications Consultant will handle a diverse set of communication tasks based on the strategic direction set by the Make Data Count Director, including:

Drafting and editing

Community engagement

This is a remote contractor position. The work is expected to be around 14 hrs/week. Compensation is expected to range 35-50 euros/hour or equivalent currency, depending on experience. Expected start date can be as early as 3 June 2024.

Desired Skills

The ideal candidate will be:

To Apply

Please send a short cover letter, resume/CV, and three work samples (these could include blog posts or other similar articles, videos, illustrations, etc) to with the words “Communications Consultant” in the subject line. We will review applications on a rolling basis.

Equal opportunity statement

DataCite is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, uniform service member status, or any other protected class under applicable law. DataCite will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities in accordance with applicable law.