Editorial assistant (m/f/d)

Company Description

The German Press Agency (dpa) was founded in 1949 and is one of the world's leading independent news agencies. dpa supplies media, companies and organisations with editorial content. This includes texts, photos, videos, graphics, radio reports and other formats. As an internationally active agency, dpa reports in seven languages. Around 1000 journalists work from around 150 locations in Germany and abroad. Around 170 German media companies are shareholders of dpa. The dpa editorial team works according to the principles laid down in the dpa statutes: independent of world views, commercial enterprises or governments.

As of 1 July 2024, we are looking for an editorial assistant (m/f/d) in Washington. The position is unlimited and part-time (30h/week).


The job + The responsibility

  • Payroll accounting for dpa employees in cooperation with the payroll department in Hamburg

  • Management and and administration of insurances and contracts

  • Management of the office bank account

  • Travel bookings and processing of travel expenses

  • Assisting with accreditations

  • Maintaining office technology such as printers, telephones, internet (with the support of dpa IT experts)

  • Management of contact data

  • As needed, editorial assistance with research and organization of meetings


You + Your strengths

  • Excellent knowledge of English and, if possible, good knowledge of German 

  • Preferably previous experience in the media sector

  • Confident handling of MS Office and other usual software 

  • Good organizational skills

  • Ability to work in a team and strong communication skills


We + our culture

  • As dpa, we work at the centre of a democratic media landscape. With your work, you contribute to the dissemination of independent, serious and diverse news journalism and thus to an informed society

  • We offer independent work in a varied and exciting working environment

  • You can work remotely and thus combine your private and working life in a flexible and contemporary way

  • Grow with us: we promote your professional and personal development with training and further education programmes


Sounds good?

Then we look forward to receiving your application - simply and quickly via our online form.


Your HR contact

Your contact in the HR department is Sebastian Stamer.

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