Job Offer

Science Communication Editor (m/f)

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is looking for a

Science Communication Editor (m/f)

to join Press and Public Relations as soon as possible.

Your tasks:

  • Press and editorial work as to the scientific communication of the MPIDR on various channels
  • Editorial work for the Institute's website, content development, and management of the Institute's social media channels
  • Support in defining a suitable publication strategy (focus, channels, timing, media monitoring)
  • Topic research within the Institute and professional approach to communicating with participant researchers
  • Text composition in English and German, securing approval, publication work
  • Provision of answers to media inquiries with the help of the scientists
  • Further development of the media skills of researchers
  • Support in maintaining and further developing the strategic orientation of Institute communication in agreement with the leadership
  • Stand-in for the head of the Press Center

Your profile:

  • University degree, professional experience in science communication or science journalism
  • Proven experience in online communication, with websites, CMS, and social media channels
  • Excellent knowledge of English and German (spoken and written)
  • A good understanding of numbers and statistics in science and communication, including their graphical representation
  • Insights into the social sciences and their methods
  • A good understanding of the demographic debate and its implications for politics, society, and the media
  • Knowledge of the international media landscape

Our offer:

  • Communication task with a challenge and at the forefront of demographic research in times of demographic change, a topic of high social relevance
  • Highly-motivated scientists and directors with a groundbreaking research agenda
  • Entry into a successful scientific Press Center and contact to top media outlets
  • Permanent full-time position in Rostock (39 hours per week)
  • Remuneration at Pay Scale 13 of the German federal wage agreement for the public service (TVöD Bund), company pension scheme
  • Modern, family-friendly workplace (flexible working hours, teleworking, and a place in a day-care center for children pending contingency and prior agreement)
  • Extensive opportunities for further training
  • Occupational health promotion

Our institute values diversity and is committed to employing individuals from minorities. Individuals with severe physical disability are especially welcome to apply. Our Institute and the Max Planck Society also seek to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply.

Your application should include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, certificates of education, and writing samples from science communication (two in German, two in English) to be sent by January 15 , 2019, and by e-mail to: apply-pr@demogr.mpg.de.

For questions, please contact Ms. Leek, head of Institute Press and Public Relations, on 0381-2081143.