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Librarian/Web Editor, New York, NY

By Tammy Syrek-Marshall posted 10-23-2019 14:51



Library & Information Services

  • Participate in circulation and reference desk services
  • Monitor the US book market for works translated from the German to develop library’s English-language collection
  • Perform both original and copy cataloging of German and English-language media
  • Help develop material to market the library 

Translation Grant Program

  • Organize and implement two translator prizes annually, including budget planning and monitoring as well as reporting
  • Act as US liaison for the Goethe-Institut’s translation grant program
  • Consult US publishers on advisability of translation initiatives
  • Process submitted translation grant applications
  • Conceive, organize and execute cultural programs and events relating to translated literature
  • Represent the Goethe-Institut at editorial meetings for ‘New Books in German’ publication 

Content Management

  • Develop concepts and realize editorial work for the journalistic internet offerings of the Goethe-Institut USA
  • Collaborate on determining themes and coordinate with the Goethe-Instituts in the USA, the Goethe-Institut headquarters, authors, bloggers and artists
  • Edit text and images (print and online), oversee translations into both German and English, enter data into the content management system
  • Develop online cooperations and marketing campaigns


  • Existing US work permit
  • Masters of Library and Information Science and/or many years of professional experience in a comparable capacity
  • Native-level command of both German and English
  • Solid knowledge of German culture and society with special emphasis on contemporary literature
  • Ability to identify and communicate relevant, current and bilateral topics
  • Work experience in an online editorial department
  • Proven practical experience and significant expertise in social media
  • Excellent command of MS Office applications, image editing, content management systems
  • High capacity for teamwork
  • Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends

The Goethe-Institut offers a competitive benefits package, including health insurance and other social benefits. The Goethe-Institut is an Equal Employment Opportunity em­plo­yer and guarantees gender equality.

Application deadline: November 8, 2019

Organization/Corporation: Goethe-Institut 
Job Posting Date: October 21, 2019
Source: Goethe-Institut