Deutsche Welle is Germany‘s international broadcaster, distributing multimedia journalism worldwide in 30 languages. In addition, the DW Academy helps to strengthen the human right to freedom of information, opinion and expression in 50 emerging and developing countries. As a member of Germany‘s group of public broadcasters, we are proud to contribute to the diversity of media and opinion.

As part of an ongoing programming reform, and in order to expand our social media offerings within the News department at our Berlin studio, we are seeking at the earliest possible date a YouTube Editor in a freelance capacity.

The Social Media Department within DW News is responsible for seven accounts with some three million followers across four platforms — Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram. We reflect DW’s news agenda and produce short social videos and in-depth social documentaries on a daily basis as well as social media content for DW’s TV broadcasts. Join a young, international team that loves social media. 

Your challenges

  • overseeing and further developing the YouTube accounts DW English and DW Deutsch with regards to both strategy and content
  • research and production of content suited to the YouTube platform
  • building up and maintaining a user community
  • developing new formats for target audiences
  • providing support concerning content to all other parts of the Social Media department
  • close cooperation with DW’s various other editorial and language departments 

Your qualifications

  • a completed university degree
  • ideally a completed Volontariat or comparable journalistic training credential
  • extensive journalistic experience, ideally in the area of social media
  • excellent knowledge of YouTube
  • very good knowledge regarding video production as well as deploying videos produced for the web — and how to maximise their effectiveness
  • excellent general knowledge as well as a high degree of knowledge of political and social life in Germany and around the world
  • the ability to adopt a global perspective and a good feel for the expectations of an international audience
  • the willingness and physical capability to work in shifts, including on weekends and holidays
  • high capacity for teamwork, creativity and flexibility
  • knowledge of English at a native level as well as very good knowledge of German 

Your benefits

  • working in an international environment
  • taking part in a dynamic team
  • putting your innovative ideas into practice
  • working conditions and benefits similar to those of full-time staff on the basis of a wage and labor agreement 


Are you interested? Then we’re looking forward to receiving your detailed application materials only via E-Mail please (one PDF, maximum 7 MB) including the application number F-07/18-B by June 13, 2018 at 

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