Main responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Public Relations Officer in promoting the Goethe-Institut’s language courses and cultural events
  • Conceptualising, editing and maintaining the website and newsletter
  • Editorial work and translations
  • Collaborating with service providers
  • Evaluating public relations activities and media monitoring


  • Relevant work experience in journalism and/or Public Relations & Marketing
  • Excellent English and German language skills
  • Experience in using Content Management Systems
  • Good writing style, proficient editing and proofreading skills in German and English
  • Knowledge of South African cultural and media landscapes
  • Resilience, working independently and within a multi-cultural team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Work permit for South Africa

This is a full time position. Remuneration is in line with the Goethe-Institut’s regulations for local staff in Johannesburg.

Please send your cover letter, CV and references to Benjamin Keuffel on

Application deadline is 08.05.2015.