Job Announcement: Communications Officer (full-time)

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The German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York is seeking a full-time (40h/week), creative, communicative person to join our team as Communications Officer. This is an in-house position. Anticipated start date: July 15, 2024.

The Communications Officer will work closely with the Executive Director, Head of Programs, and Program Officer of the DWIH New York and will be mainly responsible for a variety of science communication, marketing, and outreach functions. This includes managing the DWIH brand, and overseeing its communications platforms (website, social media, and newsletter). Other tasks include event organization and file management.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and German (native English speaker preferred)
  • Comprehensive professional experience in communications, journalism, PR, and/or marketing
  • Strong background in writing, editing and distributing content, including material for a website, speeches, newsletters, presentations, and marketing material that take the DWIH message to the public
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office, familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite, and/or Canva
  • Experience with web content management systems and social media
  • Strong interest in science, research institutions, and entrepreneurship in Germany and the U.S.

Preferred additional qualifications:

  • Experience with photography and/or videography for social media
  • Professional experience with LinkedIn and its functions (paid campaigns, events, newsletters)
  • Familiarity with WordPress and/or Squarespace
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools
  • Experience with preparing tenders and engaging external vendors for communication needs

Salary: USD 75.000 per year plus health and retirement benefits. Paid vacation and sick leave.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents (“green card holders”). Please indicate on your CV whether you are a U.S. citizen or a green card holder.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Communications Officer DWIH 2024” to:

Ms. Solveig Berkman at and to Dr. Jan Lüdert at

Application deadline: applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until May 15, 2024

About the DWIH New York

The DWIH is overseen by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. The DWIH New York is one of six German Centers for Research and Innovation (DWIHs) worldwide and is part of the German government’s strategy for the internationalization of science and research. DWIH’s primary goals include:

  • Presenting Germany to the North American market as a land of research and innovation
  • Enhancing the dialogue between academia and industry
  • Creating a forum for the initiation and enhancement of transatlantic research projects
  • Providing an information platform for the German research and innovation landscape

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