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Berlin

WEB EDITOR: EXBERLINER MAGAZINE

Senior/Online Editor:

30h a week – staff position

Applications should be sent to [email protected]

Berlin’s English language magazine is looking for a Web/Online editor to join its editorial team at the magazine’s HQ near Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Mitte. This is a 30-hour-a-week staff position, opening in April, 2020 (with two weeks of training with predecessor beforehand). Applications should be sent to [email protected].

The perfect candidate is an ambitious native English speaker with strong writing skills, a background in online or print journalism, and a good command of digital tools and social media.

The Web Editor is responsible for managing the website and the newsletters, maintaining day-to-day online content and overseeing team work. As such she/he is also responsible for building relationships with both colleagues, journalists and sources and leading team productivity, while bringing their own, unique editorial flair to the online face of EXB.

The duties

  • shaping and overseeing the editorial content on exberliner.com, as well as the biweekly newsletters
  • ensuring that the website is always up-to-date and that stories/content stream onto the site consistently and seamlessly
  • scheduling and strategising the online publication of articles sourced from the print edition
  • devising a social media strategy that incorporates both editorial and marketing considerations
  • assigning fresh online-exclusive content
  • maintaining strong relationships with the chief-editor, team, editors and freelancers
  • working with Metropublisher, our content management system, and maintaining contact with the company in the case of trouble-shooting
  • taking part in shaping the editorial planning of the magazine together with our editor-in-chief and editorial team

The conditions

  • 30 hours per week in our friendly office in Berlin-Mitte
  • base salary + full benefits

The ideal candidate

  • has airtight command of English-language spelling, grammar and sentence structure – only native speakers will be considered
  • has at least two years journalism or editorial experience (online preferred)
  • has the ability to meet tight deadlines under pressure
  • is familiar with some form of a CMS and knows their way around social media and Mailchimp
  • has excellent organisation and communication skills
  • is a good fit in our diverse, multi-national team
  • identifies with the Exberliner brand
  • is a reliable, well-organised and ambitious team player

Preferences will be given to applicants who have:

  • has airtight command of English-language spelling, grammar and sentence structure – only native speakers will be considered
  • has at least two years journalism or editorial experience (online preferred)
  • has the ability to meet tight deadlines under pressure
  • is familiar with some form of a CMS and knows their way around social media and Mailchimp
  • has excellent organisation and communication skills
  • is a good fit in our diverse, multi-national team
  • identifies with the Exberliner brand
  • is a reliable, well-organised and ambitious team player

The company

Exberliner was founded by three journalists in 2002. It’s Germany’s largest English-language magazine. The Berlin-based independent monthly has grown into a family of print and digital publications including Exberliner.com, Exberliner Newsletters, Exberliner City Guides and our social media channels. The Exberliner brand stands for independent journalism and the free-thinking spirit of the city, with deep connections within the diverse international and cultural scenes of the German capital.