Social Media Editor (m/f/d)

  • 20354 Hamburg
  • ab sofort
  • Vollzeit

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THE NEW INSTITUTE is a mission-driven Institute of Advanced Study and a platform for change. It was founded in response to the urgent ecological, economic and political challenges of our time. THE NEW INSTITUTE is located in Hamburg and will bring together a community of globally concerned thinkers and practitioners from academia, the arts, activism, media, business, and politics to develop powerful visions to fundamentally reshape society.


We are looking for a full–time Social Media Editor to help us establish a new and distinct media presence for THE NEW INSTITUTE. The Social Media Editor will play a key role in conceptualizing and implementing TNI’s social media activities across all relevant channels. Identifying relevant content, turning complex text into effective messages, engaging with social media communities and realizing a coordinated approach vis-à- vis THE NEW INSTITUTE’s fellows is key.


  • Creating and preparing content for all social media channels of THE NEW INSTITUTE, namely Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube
  • Implementing an overall social media strategy according to the specificities of each channel
  • Developing both the storyline as well as posts and stories in close cooperation with the editorial team
  • Translating relevant and complex scientific information into accessible information
  • Keeping an overview of the social media communication on all channels via, including community management
  • Developing an engagement strategy and new storytelling formats
  • Supporting the editorial team with research on upcoming topics and closely observing and evaluating social media trends


  • In-depth familiarity with social media channels and production of audio and video formats such as reels, stories, live videos
  • Substantial working experience in the field of social media
  • Skills of working with image, motion design and social media tools such as Photoshop, Canva, Adobe,
  • Communication, editorial and writing skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and familiarity with current societal, political and economic debates
  • Experience in researching relevant information
  • Ideally academic background and journalistic experience
  • The work of THE NEW INSTITUTE is interdisciplinary, trans-sectoral and impact-oriented – the experience and qualification of the social media editor should reflect this ambition
  • Reliable and independent way of working, be able to react spontaneously and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Visual affinity
  • Excellent English skills, German skills desirable

The position will be based in Hamburg.

Please email the cover letter “Why THE NEW INSTITUTE?”, certificates, references and résumé in a single PDF document to

THE NEW INSTITUTE encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnic origin, gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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