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We are currently looking for people who wish to join our team! If you are interested in any of the positions advertised below, please send us your CV and cover letter to: jobs:::esl:::ch

Montreux or Barcelona

Digital Project Manager
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you inspired by the idea of working in a dynamic team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!

Job overview
We are currently looking for a Digital Project Manager who will pilot management and smooth operation of various digital projects.

You will be in charge of the reporting and analysis of ESL online Key Performance Indicators to provide strategic input to Head of Marketing. As a Digital Project Manager, you should also use your communication skills to lead and collaborate effectively with various functions and teams. Ultimately, you should be able to manage and deliver our projects’ digital lifecycle within quality, time and budget requirements.

Main tasks:
 
  • Manage website development to incorporate new features and functionalities
  • Develop various online tools, digital applications and lead generation campaigns
  • Participate with the Head of Marketing in the definition of the digital strategy
  • Shape and manage the delivery of projects within quality, time and budget requirements
  • Design online marketing reports and dashboards which provide comprehensive analysis of performance together with recommendations
  • Classify and audit all information on the company’s website, and analyse such information to determine what the future holds regarding company’s digital marketing endeavours
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to constantly push the boundaries on digital marketing efforts and what can be done to drive leading edge efforts

Your experience:
 
  • You possess an university-level bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication or other relevant area, ideally with a specialization in digital marketing
  • You have a minimum of 5 years experience in digital marketing with 2 years in project management

Your profile
Your professional skills and education:
  • You possess analytical skills
  • You have proficiency in standard office software, especially Excel, and Google analytics
  • You have a good understanding of SEO, web development, usability, design, requirement definition and web strategies
  • Any project management software is a plus
  • You are a French native speaker and fluent in English (or the other way around)

Your personal skills:
  • You have the ability to communicate excellently in both verbal and written forms
  • You have the agility to speak and understand the languages of the different departments and be comfortable navigating through ambiguity of all kinds to create clarity
  • You are providing real leadership to project; being the hub of knowledge and source of truth for a project; influencing people, anticipating and resolving issues, and seeing the big picture
  • You are flexible and available (depending on seasonality, intensity of work)

What we offer you:
 
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment, in the exciting field of language travel
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere
  • An environment where corporate ethics and sustainable development matter

Place of work: Barcelona (ES) or Montreux (CH)

Start date: As soon as possible

Type of contract: Permanent contract

Activity rate: Full time

Reference: ESL_DPM

If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in English (résumé) along with a cover letter to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch.

Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
IT Network Engineer
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you inspired by the idea of working in a dynamic team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!
  
Job overview
We are currently looking for an IT Network Engineer who will be responsible for the technical management and administration of the ESL and affiliate IT networks (LAN and WAN) in over 55 locations in Europe, Latin America and New Caledonia.
 
Your main goal will be to ensure that the network is secure, highly available and offers optimal performance. You will propose and implement cost-effective solutions to allow us to implement long-term IT strategies, and you will install, configure and maintain network hardware and software and provide level 2 and level 3 support for network and system-related issues.
 
Main tasks:
 
  • You ensure efficient and effective communications with the IT Operations and Support Manager and other members of the IT team.
  • You ensure that the company’s network (LAN, WAN) functions efficiently and with minimal down-time.
  • You ensures that the company’s VoiP system, business applications and services function efficiently on the ESL network.
  • You create and update configurations for network hardware and software.
  • You conceive, install and maintain performance and bandwidth monitoring solutions.
  • You participate, with the IT Operations and Support Manager, in the elaboration of active and passive security solutions for the entire ESL and affiliate’s network.
  • You participate, with the IT Operations and Support Manager, in the elaboration of a disaster recovery plan.
  • You participate in company-wide projects, including migration of ESL and affiliate services to the cloud, with particular accent on network bandwidth, latency and availability to provide adequate performance.

Your experience:
 
  • You possess a Bachelor’s or high technical school diploma in Information Science with specialization in network technologies.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years experience administering a complex network environment.
  • You have a Certified Sonic Wall or Cisco administrator or equivalent through professional experience. 

Your professional skills and education:
 
  • You have a detailed knowledge of network protocols, hardware, software and firmware.
  • You master UNIX / Linux operating systems and command-line interfaces.
  • You possess in-depth knowledge of VoIP.
  • Knowledge of Mac OSX is an advantage.
  • You are a French or English mother tongue or equivalent and with a good working knowledge of the other: any other languages (Spanish, German or other) are considered a plus. 

Your personal skills:
 
  • You are a highly motivated self-starter, passionate about network technology and administration.
  • You are flexible with respect to working hours. 

What we offer you:
 
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment, in the exciting field of language travel
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere.
  • An environment where corporate ethics and sustainable development matter. 
 
Place of work: Montreux or Barcelona (the candidate in Barcelona would have to be prepared to come and work in Montreux for 12 to 24 months, then re-locate to Barcelona.)
 
Start date: As soon as possible
 
Reference:
ESL_IT
 
Type of contract: Permanent contract
 
Activity rate: Full time
           
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in English (résumé) along with a cover letter to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch.
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.

Barcelona

Creative Content Copywriter (Native English Speaker)
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you inspired by the idea of working in a dynamic team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!

Job overview
 
We are looking for a native English language writer to push our global communications forward. Working as part of the Product team and closely with our translators, marketing team and HR as well as all other ESL departments, you will report directly to content management.
 
Main tasks:
 
  • Working collectively to develop global communication angles
  • Writing, proofreading and editing website content in English for a variety of products related to languages and travel
  • Writing, proofreading, correcting and editing website and print content in English for a variety of products related to languages and travel
  • Writing and publishing articles for owned and third-party blogs and print publications
  • Brainstorming and writing creative content ideas in various media (including visual and audio)
  • Ensuring a consistent and appropriate tone of voice across all channels
  • Sourcing images to go along with written content 

Your profile:

Your professional skills
 
  • First-class written English
  • School of journalism or similar background
  • Proven ability and experience in writing blogs
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and persuasively and adapt copy to different target groups
  • Ability to write client-oriented text that can be translated into various languages
  • Understanding of the developing internet landscape
  • Demonstrable SEO knowledge
  • Understanding of the different demands of digital and print
  • Sensitivity to client motivations and corporate goals
  • Good knowledge of French language is a key asset
  • Spanish and German languages is a considerable asset 

Your personal skills
 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – you will interact with many people from various cultures and countries
  • Flexibility and reactivity
  • Ability to channel creativity towards business goals
  • Ability to meet deadlines while working with an international team in various locations
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative
  • Passionate about languages and travel
  • You are confident and persuasive
  • You have willing to travel to Switzerland if necessary and to other ESL countries, depending on projects 

What we offer you:
 
  • Highly varied tasks and a chance to develop a wide range of skills in an international company
  • Creative and rewarding work
  • Autonomy at work, alongside regular contacts with teams in Switzerland and Spain
  • A youthful, stimulating and dynamic work environment
  • An environment where corporate ethics and sustainable development matter 
 
Place of work: Barcelona - Open to negotiation in European locations where ESL has a sales office, if coordination and logistical aspects allow it.
 
Start date: January/February 2017
 
Reference:
ESL_Content
 
Type of contract: 12 months fixed term contract (prospect of a permanent position)
 
Activity rate: Full time
 
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in English (résumé) along with a cover letter and online examples of published work to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch.
 
We plan on running preliminary Skype/phone interviews and, if successful, a writing test.
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
Front-End Web Developer
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you inspired by the idea of working in a dynamic team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!
 
We are currently looking for a Front-End Web Developer for our head office in Barcelona.
 
Job overview
Working within a small team, you will participate in the technical development of different websites and applications for the company.
 
Main tasks:
 
  • Develop and integrate websites
  • Develop and integrate complex web interfaces
  • Develop and optimize applications and APIs
  • Create and develop technical documentation for the Web department and for the user
  • Support application/website users

Your professional skills:
 
  • 3 years’ minimum experience in web development
  • Excellent front-end development knowledge (CSS3 / HTML5 / Javascript / CSS pre-processor / Responsive design)
  • Perfect command of at least one Javascript framework (AngularJS, Backbone.js, React/Flux…)
  • Command of task-running tools (Grunt / Gulp)
  • Command of versioning tools (git)
  • Good Linux/Unix knowledge (Ubuntu)
Other skills:
  • Command of graphic creation tools (Adobe Suite)
  • Experience and competences with Web Design and Ux/UI
  • Good back-end development knowledge (PHP / MySQL / MVC frameworks)
  • Command of testing tools (Jasmine, Karma, Protractor, Selenium)
  • Command of Wordpress CMS
  • Command of Agile (Scrum) development method

Your personal skills:
 
  • Native speaker of French, fluent in English (or vice versa) – the knowledge of other European languages is considered a strong advantage
  • Ability to listen
  • Ability to work both autonomously and within a team
 
What we offer:
 
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere in a beautiful setting, on the shores of Lake Leman
  • The opportunity to further develop your skills in an international environment
  • An environment where corporate ethics and sustainable development matter

Place of work: Barcelona
 
Start date: To be discussed
 
Type of contract: Permanent contract (CDI)

Activity rate: Full time
 
Reference: WEBDEV
 
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send your application file in English (résumé) along with a cover letter to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch.
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply
Language Travel Consultant - International market
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you comfortable dealing with customers? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!
  
We are currently looking for a Language Travel Consultant for our International market, based in Barcelona.
 
Job overview
Your mission will be to develop the sales of education programmes for an international clientele by means of written price quotes, phone calls and personalised interviews.

Main tasks:
 
  • Advising clients and selling personalised language stays, in English (mainly via telephone, email or in person)
  • Analysing and addressing clients’ demands, depending on their needs
  • Providing clients with written quotes in person, via telephone or via email
  • Ensuring regular follow-up with clients (via telephone, via email)
 
Your professional skills:
 
  • You must have previous experience in a sales position, ideally in a travel agency
  • You possess interpersonal and communication skills
  • You are able to work in an autonomous and organised manner, with a high sense of responsibility
  • You are a native English speaker or have a very good level of English (at least level C1), a good command of French and any other language is a bonus
 
Your personal skills:
 
  • You have a smart appearance
  • You are available and flexible, with a good team spirit
  • You possess a good knowledge of geography
  • You have experience and a taste for travelling 

What we offer you
 
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment
  • A first experience in the exciting field of language travel
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere
  • Corporate ethics oriented sustainable development 

Place of work: Barcelona (Spain)

Start date: ASAP

Reference: sales_INT

Type of contract: 12 months fixed term contract (prospect of a permanent position)

Activity rate: full time
 
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in English (résumé) along with a cover letter to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
Online Marketing Assistant
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you a results-focused team player? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL.
 
Job overview

For our office in Barcelona we are seeking an Online Marketing Assistant to cultivate and grow our online presence. Reporting to the SEA Strategist, you will assist in the planning, execution, analysis, and optimisation that will drive traffic to the ESL portfolio of websites and increase conversion amongst the websites’ visitors.

You have an excellent working knowledge of Google Analytics and AdWords, both search and display, besides knowledge on other acquisition channels and tools.

Main tasks
 
  • Assisting with the overall growth for leads and audience for digital channels, mainly SEA but also Remarketing, Display, Social Media Advertising and Affiliation, based on a strict budget control.
  • Work with the online marketing team to optimize ROI of all paid digital marketing by measuring, managing, and analysing performance of campaigns.
  • Provide on-going analysis of paid search campaigns, visibility and traffic metrics.
  • Analyse client audience, competitors, market and trends to improve optimisation.
  • Be the point of contact with country sales managers for punctual bannering deals.
  • KPI’s monitoring, reporting and analysis of results; detect issues and propose improvements.
  • Assisting on the creation of marketing materials (banners, e-mailings, landing pages) working closely with Graphic Design and Web teams.

Your technical and professional skills
 
  • 1+ year of experience in online marketing, with an emphasis on Google AdWords managing multilanguage accounts.
  • Proven experience in managing multilingual campaigns across Google, Yahoo and Bing.
  • Deep knowledge of online digital acquisition channels and performance display.
  • Deep knowledge of Analytics, Tag Manager, Merchant Center and Facebook Business Manager. Ability to learn and use new digital tools and platforms.
  • Very strong skills in Excel and office pack.
  • Performance and KPI driven.
  • Knowledge of A/B testing tools and methodology will be a plus.
  • Accomplished range of skills from creativity to detailed operational execution.

Your personal skills:
 
  • Fluency in German and / or French (native speaker preferably) and English is a must.
  • Ability to work in an international environment.
  • Ability to work autonomously; good trouble-shooter.
  • Strong in teamwork.

We offer you:
 
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment, in the exciting field of language travel.
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere.
  • An environment where corporate ethics and sustainable development matter.

Place of work: Barcelona (Spain)
 
Start date: ASAP
 
Reference: ESL_SEA
 
Type of contract: CDI - Non-fixed-term contract 

 
Activity rate: Full time
  
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in English (résumé) along with a cover letter to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch

Tests will be executed during the advanced phase of the recruitment process.

Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
Regional Online Marketer
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you comfortable working in a team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!
  
Job overview
For our Online Marketing department, we are currently looking for a Regional Online Marketer – Spanish native speaker, someone who can relate to our brand and promote it through online channels by sharing interesting content online – we call this Outreach. You will report to the Global Online Marketing Manager, and will require a very creative, flexible and proactive approach to your work You have a genuine taste for written and verbal communication
 
You will be based in our Barcelona office as part of a small team of multi-lingual Regional Online Marketers, in liaison with our Montreux Headquarters.
 
Main tasks
 
  • Work within the Regional Online Marketing team to identify opportunities to connect with ESL’s audience online
  • Run communication campaigns across all available channels (social platforms, newsletters, websites, blogs, etc.) and build ESL’s community around the industry’s core topics
  • Share ESL’s content online (internal and / or external platforms) and create a community around key topics whilst building strong relationships with the industry’s influencers
  • Develop and support the content strategy with the help of marketing and SEO tools – content audits, personas, keyword research, etc
  • Apply SEO and SMO strategies and recommendations at a local level and search actively new opportunities
  • Write various types of texts – descriptions, comments, blog posts – and create content for the various online campaigns
  • Manage & answer comments on ESL’s various social platforms
  • Send monthly newsletters to our clients and external databases
  • Track, monitor and report on all your activities
 
Your experience:
 
  • You have a background in SEO, community management and / or in outreaching content across various channels
  • You have a good previous experience in a similar role or you simply love online marketing
  • You have good language skills and you spend a fair amount of time on the Internet already, for personal and professional use – you may already run a blog or write online about something that you are passionate about
  • In an ideal world, you also have some experience in PR, communication or journalism on online channels

Your professional skills and education:
 
  • You have proven experience in a similar role or in PR / Communication / Journalism
  • You have irreproachable online profiles
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You have a keen interest in the latest Internet trends & technologies
  • You have proven experience in using industry tools (Google Analytics, SEO and SMO tools, etc.), Excel guru a plus
  • You are a Spanish native speaker and you are fluent in English, any other languages (German, Italian or other) are considered a plus
 
Your personal skills:
 
  • You are reliable and have a detail- and result-oriented personality
  • You are enthusiastic and creative thinking
  • You have great flexibility
  • You have outstanding organization skills
  • You have he ability to work independently and in a team

What we offer you:
 
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment, in the exciting field of language travel
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere
  • An environment where corporate ethics and sustainable development matter
  • Autonomy at work, alongside regular contacts with the marketing team in Switzerland and in Spain

Place of work: Barcelona (Spain)
 
Start date: As soon as possible
 
Type of contract: 12 months fixed term contract (prospect of a permanent position)
 
Activity rate: Full time
 
Reference: ESL_SEO
 
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in English (résumé) along with a cover letter to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
We plan on running preliminary Skype/phone interviews, and if successful, second Skype interviews or in-person interviews in Barcelona.
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.

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Josep Femenía Fornés

In Spain, I read and write in English but I rarely speak in English so I wanted to improve my speaking and listening as much as possible in my 4 weeks in Newcastle. I was recommended this city by my English teacher in Valencia and I like it here. I’m very happy with my teacher and classes at International House Newcastle and I have learned a lot. I study 25 hours a week but, to be honest, I would like to study even more! The school is great and everyone is friendly – I feel very welcome. The city has lots of interesting places to visit too. I love the buildings, cathedrals, museums and, of course, the bridges! I visited Edinburgh with the school’s social programme too – it was beautiful but freezing! I hope to come back to Newcastle next summer with my family.

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Rossend Benabarre Cassals

My stay at Liverpool School of English was completely worthwhile. The quality of the lessons is excellent and the methodology that teachers apply invites the group to participate and practice their speaking skills, which is very useful if you’re looking to gain confidence in the language. The progress you make is noticeable because the lessons are quite intensive.

As to Liverpool, it is a very pleasant city. I explored it in my free time: I visited all the locations that The Beatles made famous, as well as the recently restored port or the shopping areas around the school. The city is worth it!

I definitely recommend this destination!

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Alberto Villaseca López

My language stay in Liverpool was incredible. I spent 3 weeks there, and it was definitely one of the best experiences of my life. Both the school and the residence (The Arch) were amazing: the staff was very professional and teachers were really good. When there was a problem, they were all very helpful. Making new friends was easy, both in school and at the residence; and I also met some nice locals who loved Spanish people! I highly recommend this city. With ESL, everything was perfect; it was my second language trip with them and I will surely repeat the experience.

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