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Job offer 1010-2022

The Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) conducts research into the acquisition and sharing of knowledge and cooperation with digital media. The institute is a member of the Leibniz Association (Leibniz Gemeinschaft) and committed to international standards of excellent science.

We are seeking to appoint a motivated part-time (50%)

Foreign Language Secretary / Team Assistant (m/f/d)

for our Everyday Media research group, beginning 1 October 2022.

In everyday life, (mobile) media play an increasingly important role. Many people are online almost all the time: They use social media, listen to podcasts, participate in video conferences, or use voice-based agents like Alexa. The Everyday Media Lab investigates how digital media influence knowledge processes in everyday private and professional life.

Your tasks:

  • Managing the research group secretariat, including performing all classic secretarial tasks
  • Supporting the research group leadership in preparing meetings and discussions, creating presentation documents, taking minutes, etc.
  • Engaging with higher-level tasks, such as developing our internationalisation strategy, organising guest visits to the institute, supporting international scientists and organising events
  • Acting as the interface function and contact person for the research groups, the Executive Board, the administration and engaging in public relations in preparation for and during visits by international guests
  • Corresponding independently in German and English, doing simple translations and proofreading texts

Your profile:

  • Completed commercial training with proof of C1 language level in English or training as a foreign language correspondent or comparable skills
  • As the successful candidate you are able to structure and perform your work independently, have an excellent command of the German and English languages, both written and spoken, and are able to communicate issues and information effectively
  • You are proficient in the use of MS Office, have sound professional knowledge, experience in office organisation and be passionate about the profession
  • You enjoy interacting with people and it is important to you to work in a team. You are well organised, curious about the world and enjoy influencing changes and processes
  • Several years of relevant professional experience in a comparable position is an advantage, as is experience in administrative processes or knowledge of another common foreign language at a comparable level

We offer:

A varied and challenging field of activity with the opportunity to use your own initiative. A modern, well-equipped workplace in the centre of Tübingen, a cooperative and open working atmosphere as well as specific training and continuing professional development opportunities.

We promote working practices that reconcile work and family life by facilitating family-friendly working hours, providing childcare subsidies and enabling mobile working. Our occupational health management (OHM) system is open to all employees.

Remuneration is based on the collective agreement for the public service in the federal states of Germany (depending on qualification up to pay group E8 TV-L), including the social benefits customary in public service. The position is initially limited to a period of two years with the prospect of permanent employment thereafter. If you are currently working on a permanent employment contract, it will be possible to offer you a permanent position.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Sonja Utz by phone +49 7071 979308 or email:

Please send your application in a single PDF file with the usual supporting documents and a covering letter, curriculum vitae and certificates by September 20, 2022, quoting reference number 1010-2022 and the earliest possible starting date to

Equal opportunities are part of our personnel policy. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

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Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien
Schleichstr. 6
72076 Tübingen

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