Communications Manager

  • Sovereign Tech Fund
  • Hybrid (Berlin, Germany)
  • 31 May, 2024
Full time, Part time, Hybrid Remote and Site Marketing/PR

Job Description

The Sovereign Tech Fund is looking for a communications manager to support the development of communications strategy, content production, and building the organizational brand.

Who we are

The Sovereign Tech Fund is a new organization doing pioneering work in a ground-breaking field with an ambitious mission that has real societal impact.

Our mission is to strengthen digital infrastructure as the foundation of self-determined use of technologies and systems. Our goal is to promote security, innovation, and competitiveness and to create a stable digital foundation for participation and democracy. To this end, we invest in the open source ecosystem with a focus on resilience and technological diversity and the aim of achieving digital sovereignty and sustainable digital services in the public interest.

As a “start-up” in the Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation, we started the Sovereign Tech Fund in September 2022. This year, we will become an independent entity, and as such, we are looking for talented individuals to join our team and help establish the new organization.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a motivated Communications Manager to support the development of the Sovereign Tech Fund, who will contribute to the development of our communications strategy, to content production, and to building the organization and its brand.

As a new type of organization, the clear communication of the Sovereign Tech Fund's mission, objectives, and insights is central to the long-term success and visibility of our vision. The Sovereign Tech Fund wants to address the structural challenges in our shared digital infrastructure by investing in the public interest.

We want to communicate our processes openly, share what we have learned, and regularly collect and implement feedback from the technical communities and other stakeholders. Because the Sovereign Tech Fund is doing trailblazing work, clear and targeted communication is essential for our long-term impact. Communication must be closely coordinated with all other parts of the organization to ensure that the different activities of the Sovereign Tech Fund are interlinked meaningfully.

As part of the communications team, you'll be responsible for creating content for the website, newsletter and social media channels, as well as blog posts, reports, profiles on the Sovereign Tech Fund's investments and building the brand of the new organization.

Your Tasks

  • Writing texts and other content to promote the work of the Sovereign Tech Fund
  • Following and supporting internal processes and projects in order to communicate them externally
  • Working and coordinating with the different target audiences to communicate goals and obtain feedback
  • Managing and maintaining STF's communication channels (for example, website, social media, newsletter, etc.)
  • Supporting and coordinating projects and campaigns from initial conception to their launch and beyond
  • Identifying topics and trends in areas relevant to the Sovereign Tech Fund
  • Positioning the Sovereign Tech Fund in current discussions and debates
  • Acting as contact person for the press and at events

Your Qualities

  • Interest in structural issues, technology in the public interest, and the open source ecosystem
  • Relevant experience in communications, journalism, or marketing
  • Interest in building a new brand and communicating its mission
  • Highly-developed communication skills and the ability to make complex and technical topics understandable to a broad audience
  • Proactively identify and engage with relevant topics and themes
  • Proactive, structured, and independent work style
  • Strong interest in and enjoyment of teamwork and collaboration
  • You write and speak German at a C2 level (first language or equivalent) and are business fluent in English.

For us, your motivation is as important as your resume. We explicitly welcome applications that do not meet all requirements. We would also be happy to learn more about additional skills and attributes in your cover letter that are not listed here but are relevant to the position.

What we offer

  • Contribute to the establishment of a new and internationally visible project that is doing pioneering work in its field
  • Central office in Berlin with a motivated team, attractive flexible time arrangements, and the option for remote work
  • A high degree of autonomy and many opportunities to contribute and implement your ideas
  • Diverse opportunities for professional and personal development
  • 30 days of vacation (based on a 5-day work week)
  • Contract duration of 2 years with the possibility of an extension
  • Compensation aligned with the wage agreement for the public sector (TVöD-Bund); depending on qualifications and tasks assigned, classification up to pay group 11.

We are a diverse team and welcome applications from BPoC (Black and People of Color), individuals with disabilities, people with migration backgrounds, and individuals from other groups underrepresented in technology development.

If you belong to these groups, please feel free to mention it in your application. However, we request that you refrain from including a photo of yourself or any information about your age, gender, marital status, or similar details in your documents.

How to apply

Please send us your application with a cover letter, resume, a writing sample (in German), and earliest possible start date by email to jobs@sovereigntechfund.de.

We will confirm receipt of your documents by email and will also inform you of our hiring decision. There will be two rounds of job interviews, which will take place either in Berlin or remotely. The job posting is open until 30 June 2024.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at jobs@sovereigntechfund.de.

Job Level

Junior