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Job advert: The Local Germany is looking to recruit a full-time journalist

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Job advert: The Local Germany is looking to recruit a full-time journalist
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If you'd be interested in joining our team at The Local to help explain the news in Germany to an audience of international residents and visitors.

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The Local Germany is seeking a journalist to work alongside our editor

The Local is currently seeking a journalist in Germany to join our international team working across nine countries in Europe.

As a reporter, you will work closely with the country editor with the main aim of building membership of The Local Germany.

To do that you will help cover the news from Germany that impacts international residents and write articles to explain the practical info our readers need for life in the country.

In this versatile role you'll also write interesting features to help our readers understand with the German language, the people and the culture.

Your job will be to seek out the issues that matter most to our readers as foreign residents in Germany from dual citizenship and immigration concerns or travel problems and renting costs.

You will also be part of a vibrant team stretching from Sweden to Spain, working together to grow membership across The Local and increase its profile among an international audience.

The Local currently has over 50,000 members of which around 6,500 are signed up to our German site.

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What we expect from you:  

  • An exceptional level of written and spoken English (native speaker or equivalent)
  • Fluency in German, experience of living in Germany and knowledge of how the county works
  • At least one year of experience in an editorial role, with experience of covering news - local or national
  • The ability to write clear, concise and engaging news stories, explainers and practical features
  • The ability to dig out stories that matter to readers and build contacts with groups and associations representing foreign nationals
  • Flexibility: the ability to work some unsocial hours as needed, sometimes at short notice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • You have the curiosity needed to really understand Germany and help explain the country to our readers

All applicants must have the right to live and work in Germany. The Local cannot sponsor work visa applications.

Making a commitment to our team will give you the chance to pursue an exciting, international journalism career. The job is full time and is a permanent contract.  

If you think you have what it takes, send your CV and a brief introduction (in English) to [email protected], with the subject line Reporter position, The Local Germany  

The Local is an English-language online news network, with sites in nine countries used by more than 5 million people each month and 50,000 paying members.

With an entertaining blend of daily news, features and practical info, our sites have become  essential reading for foreign citizens.

 

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