Ausschreibung: PR Officer (w/m/d) (DHI London)

Bewerbungsschluss: 23. November 2020

The German Historical Institute London is seeking to employ at the earliest opportunity

One PR Officer (20 hours per week)

initially for a period of 12 months, with the possibility of an extension or a permanent post.

The German Historical Institute London (GHIL) is an academically independent institution and forms part of the Max Weber Foundation German Humanities Institutes Abroad. It promotes research on medieval and modern history, in particular on the history of Britain, on the British Empire and the Commonwealth, and on Anglo-German relations. Its research library specializes in German history.

In connection with the relaunch of the GHIL’s website and the expansion of its public relations activities in the areas of social media, digital events, blogging, and podcasts, the Institute is looking to appoint one part-time PR Officer (20 hours per week).

Your main tasks will include:

  • co-ordinating the Institute’s PR activities and promoting the Institute’s research, collaborations, events, library, and outputs to broad and diverse audiences
  • maintaining and editing the Institute’s social media channels
  • supporting and producing the Institute’s podcasts
  • documenting Institute events via photographs and film
  • helping to edit and maintain the Institute’s website, and editing its newsletter and blog
  • writing press releases and keeping a record of press coverage for the Institute
  • maintaining press contacts and databases
  • helping to plan, organize, and provide media support for digital events and exhibitions
  • co-operating with the Max Weber Foundation’s Public Relations department in Bonn

The successful applicant will:

  • have near-native proficiency in English and German
  • be educated to at least degree level
  • have an interest in, and a general awareness of, the field of history
  • have a good knowledge of academic communication in the humanities in the UK and Germany
  • have relevant experience in external communications and social media
  • have technical expertise in online editing and social media
  • be prepared to familiarize himself or herself with the Institute’s web content management system (Typo3) and the production of podcasts and webinars
  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • be committed to supporting the Institute’s efforts to attract a diverse audience
  • be a team player, demonstrate a high degree of commitment, and be capable of working independently and reliably under pressure

The starting salary is £1799.50 (for a six-month probationary period), moving to £1871.50 per month thereafter.

Suitable disabled candidates will be given special consideration. The GHIL is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and promotes a positive work/life balance.

Applications (in English) including a covering letter outlining your motivation and what makes you suitable for the role, supporting documents, and the addresses of two referees should be sent by email only to

The closing date for applications is 23 November 2020.

Interviews will be held on 20 January 2021. For further information about the role, please email the address above.

For information about our equal opportunities policy and promotion of work/life balance, please email

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their legal right to work in the UK. Salary will be taxable in Germany, unless you are a UK citizen and do not also hold German citizenship.

Link to GHIL's vacancy.