We’re hiring!

The German Film Office is currently seeking an experienced

Social Media Manager

to join our team starting October 2022 in a remote, freelance capacity.

The German Film Office is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films. Based in New York, we collaborate with local partners to bring the best of contemporary and repertory films from Germany to U.S. audiences. We are @kinogermanynow on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

  • College education (BA);
  • Professional experience with Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter content management including paid ads;
  • Familiarity with social media management platforms including Hootsuite and Meta Business;
  • Excellent editorial skills – German language skills welcome but not required;
  • Basic photo editing skills;
  • Knowledge of foreign film – familiarity with German films welcome but not required;
  • Experience working with arts/film organizations
Our ideal candidate is someone who:
  • Will manage our social media platforms, keep them up to date, and engage our followers;
  • Will develop a social media strategy with us and help us expand our target audience, particularly its younger segments;
  • Is a reliable, independent worker who juggles multiple platforms simultaneously and is finely attuned to their individual requirements and nuances;
  • Is both a creative thinker and able to translate ideas into action while meeting all deadlines
Job description:
  • Regularly post as @kinogermanynow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter (multiple posts per week including Stories);
  • Upload trailers to YouTube as needed;
  • Develop strategies to promote special film programs with boosted posts, paid ads, campaigns, Stories, Facebook events etc.;
  • Research and post information about German film events in the U.S.: new releases (theatrical and streaming); Academy Award nomination process in the category Best International Feature Film; German films on the U.S. festival circuit; any special events, retrospectives, tributes involving films and/or filmmakers from Germany;
  • Prepare social media schedule based on news and events listed in the monthly German Film Office newsletter, including paid ads and boosted posts;
  • Make sure to post a range of formats, including photo and video, interviews, trailers, event reminders, film news, film recommendations etc. in a language that appeals and engages our target audience;
  • Communicate with followers, i.e. monitor comments, respond to direct messages, keep track of retweets;
  • Compile monthly performance metrics of the various platforms
The salary of this position is negotiable and based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, and vision for @kinogermanynow.

Please email your resume, one-page vision of your contribution to @kinogermanynow, and salary expectations to gfo-newyork@goethe.de by September 30. No phone inquiries, please.