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Social Media Officer (parental leave cover)

Deadline for applications: 1 September  

Start date: 15 October until September 2024 

Location: Berlin 

Full-time / 39 hours per week  

The Permanent Office of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance is looking for a social media officer as cover for parental leave.  

Your role:  

  • Implementing and delivering the IHRA’s social media strategy in consultation with the Head of Communication. 

  • Managing the IHRA’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube) and other social media platforms. 

  • Planning, drafting and maintaining the content calendar, and leading on social media content development, including developing social media messaging that supports the IHRA’s mission, values and objectives, in consultation with the Head of Communication. 

  • Monitoring, analyzing and reporting on performance on social media platforms and acting on these insights to inform and optimize social media strategy. 

  • Providing strategic advice to colleagues and experts across the organization to develop and deliver the social media elements of campaigns, making recommendations on both organic and paid activity. 

  • Engaging with organizations and thought leaders in the field to raise the IHRA’s profile and identifying opportunities to engage in ongoing discussions and debates. 

  • Lead on the development and implementation of a video strategy that furthers the goals of the organization.  

  • Ensuring consistency of voice and branding by applying visual identity guidelines and style guidelines. 


Your profile 

  • You have minimum 3 years’ experience managing social media for an international brand or organization.  

  • You have an interest (and, ideally, postgraduate education in) Holocaust-related studies. 

  • You have experience reporting on social media activities and using data to inform content choices.  

  • Experience with video creation would be an advantage, as would experience in intergovernmental or other international institutions. 

  • Your English is excellent (C2 CEFR). Some German would be an advantage. 

  • You are self-organized and able to work autonomously in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple projects with various deadlines and priorities.  

  • You approach political topics and intercultural cooperation sensitively and you are willing to learn and grow together with the rest of the team. 

  • You are available for occasional business travel, including for the IHRA’s bi-annual week-long plenary meetings.  

  • Ideally you are based in Berlin, but remote candidates within Germany would also be considered. Applicants should already hold a valid work permit for Germany. 


What you can expect  

  • A time-limited contract  

  • A 39-hour work week, part time working possible  

  • Remuneration in line with TVöD E12  

  • Opportunities for professional development  

  • An international team with motivated colleagues  

  • The option to work from home or from our office in the center of Berlin  

  • Flexible hours (with core hours to be agreed)  

  • A transparent overtime policy  

  • 30 days holiday per year  


How to apply 

Please send your resume and a cover letter to recruitment@holocaustremembrance.com, with the subject line "Social media cover." You may include a written recommendation too, although this is optional. Please do not include a photo. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. 

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