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Friday, July 25, 2014

F/T - Info Mgr/Internet Librarian, Goethe-Institut (NY)

The Goethe-Institut New York is seeking an Information Manager (SoHo)

The Goethe-Institut, a non-profit organization in New York, is seeking an Information Manager/Internet Librarian to begin September 01, 2014.

Main Tasks

Development and management of digital formats of information services as well as web projects of the Information and Library department

• Continual development of internet content in focal topics such as German literature, culture and society
• Theme and product planning; text and image editing; clarification of image, text and audio rights as well as CMS entry
• Contract and coordinate translations as necessary
• Conceptualize and edit multimedia content (videos, audio slidecasts) in cooperation with external authors and service providers
• Marketing of web-based services
• Social media activities: content and community management of social media in close cooperation with Program department

Development and organization of literary and book related events

• Conceptualize, organize and market book launches, book talks, reading groups, author talks, etc. in the context of our translation program as well as literary events in cooperation with Program department
• Liaise with publishers, translators, literary scene in the US as well as in Germany
• Coordinate translator award programs
• Marketing of events and awards

Library Management

• Participation in the lending and reference services of the library
• Collection management of translated literature


• Completed certified training as Information manager / Internet Librarian and/or many years of professional experience in a respective capacity or position
• Native-level command of both German and English
• Solid knowledge of contemporary German culture and society with special emphasis on literature and humanities
• Ability to identify relevant current topics for communication
• Proven practical experience and significant expertise in social media/web 2.0
• Excellent command of MS-Office applications, image editing, content management systems
• High capacity for teamwork. Willingness to work in the evenings and/or on weekends, if applicable
• Strong communication and social skills
• Existing U.S. work permit (no application through the Institute possible)


• Employment: Full time
• Duration: until June 30, 2016, with possibility to extend
• Compensation: starting at US $51,000 per annum, depending on experience and qualifications + competitive benefits package

Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2014. Please submit your application (cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of two references) by e-mail (max. 2MB) to: Trainer[at]

Only strong candidates will be notified.

Goethe-Institut New York, 72 Spring Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10012