Open Positions

  • Communications Specialist – English Native Speaker

    In 2013, the co-founder of SAP, Klaus Tschira, established the nonprofit Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) with the goal of fostering mathematics and computer science. The HLFF organizes the annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), a networking conference where 200 outstanding young researchers in mathematics and computer science interact with the recipients of the most renowned prizes in the fields. Another primary focus of the HLFF is turning the public’s attention toward mathematics and computer science, not only to awaken but to strengthen their interest through events and exhibitions held in their Mathematics Informatics Station (MAINS).

    We are looking for someone to fill the following position and is able to begin as soon as possible:

    Communications Specialist – English Native Speaker

    Key responsibilities:

    • Writing, translating and proof-reading of communication materials in English (print and online), including press releases, website and social media content, speeches and letters
    • Primary point of contact for international media requests
    • Responsibility for journalists who apply to cover the HLF (selection process, support prior to and during event)
    • Support and development of HLF Blog
    • Further development of communications strategy and new measures together with team, e.g. podcast, interviews, video material etc.

    What we offer:

    • International and forward-thinking working environment
    • Challenging tasks and projects
    • Working in a congenial and dynamic team
    • Full-time position (40h/week)
    • Above-average employee benefits and personal development opportunities
    • Place of work: Heidelberg

    Your profile:

    • At least 2-3 years of relevant experience in communications/PR/journalism
    • Strong and versatile writing and editing skills
    • Native English language skills are required, German skills are an asset
    • Experience with CMS (especially Typo3 and WordPress)
    • Competence in Microsoft Office applications
    • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building abilities in interacting with external partners and contacts
    • Cooperative, team-oriented work approach and intercultural sensitivity

    Please send your application including your salary expectations by January 15, 2022 to Ruth Wetzlar at


    Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation, Ruth Wetzlar, Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33, 69118 Heidelberg, Germany

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