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Head (f/m) of press department
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Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human HistoryJena
Founded in 2014, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
(MPI-SHH) in Jena is a young and highly dynamic research institution that assembles
scientists from all over the world who work across a wide range of
disciplines bridging the natural sciences and the humanities, including genetics,
linguistics, archaeology, anthropology, and history. The overarching goal of the
MPI-SHH is to explore big picture questions in human biological and cultural
evolution from the Paleolithic until today, addressing a broad range of themes
from human dispersals and migrations, early forms of globalization, and language
spread, using state-of-the-art analytical methods in genome sequencing,
proteomics, archaeological science, language databases, bioinformatics, and
We are seeking a
Head (m/f) of press department
to start as soon as possible.
The main tasks of the position are:
Writing and editing of press releases in both English and German about a
broad range of scientific topics
Communication with internal and external scientists, research institutions,
and the central press department of the General Administrative Headquarters
Elaboration and implementation of strategic outreach measures across different
media (online; print; radio; TV) in cooperation with the Scientific management
of the Institute
Development of social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)
Elaboration and implementation of new PR concepts
Editing and maintenance of institute website
Editing and translating scientific manuscripts in German and English
Supporting the Scientific Coordinator in a range of other tasks, e.g. preparation
of annual reports, production of display material, nominations for scientific
Qualifications for the position include:
A degree in communication/journalism, Philology, or another field related to
the Institute's research profile
Strong background in science communication, journalism, and/or public relations
Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken language
Perfect knowledge of both English and German (native speaker or similar)
Capacity to formulate texts for different target audiences using precise and
Ability to translate complex scientific ideas into an accessible format for a
Competence in the strategic use of social media
Experience with managing outreach activities
Ability to work independently and as a team player
Experience with web editing using CMS advantageous
Skills in photography, filming, sound recording advantageous
We are looking for an open-minded, dynamic, creative, and curious individual
who possesses a high degree of initiative, very good social skills and who is
enthusiastic about the research topics treated at our Institute.
We offer a 50%position for two years with the prospect of becoming permanent.
Payment is according to TVöD up to pay group E12 depending on qualifications
and including usual employee benefits of public service.
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals
and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society seeks to
increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented and
therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Please submit your application via email by no later than 15th February 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates are requested to submit their application in English and as a single PDF file that includes a letter of motivation,
curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, and five relevant
work samples. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to
perform a journalistic writing task as part of the selection
Information regarding the Max Planck Institute for the
Science of Human History can be found at www.shh.mpg.de.
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