PR Officer (20hrs per week)

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Job Description 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 MaxWeber 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'spodcasts * 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 MaxWeber 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

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