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Berlin, Germany: Planning Desk - German Speaking Assistant / Producer - Ruptly

Job Vacancy: Planning Desk - German Speaking Assistant / Producer - Ruptly

Location: Berlin, Germany

  • A highly organized, hardworking multitasker who is immune to stress
  • Someone who lives and breathes news, has a universal news sense, sleeps and wakes up checking their feeds for news developments and breaking stories, can’t part with their cell phones even on days off and always dig for gripping stories
  • A person who can anticipate the importance of news within minutes of it breaking and react accordingly
  • Someone with considerable newsroom and –ideally- field experience
  • A character who can operate equally well as part of a team and independently when needed
  • Is very flexible when it comes to working times and is able to work on weekends

  • Fluent in German and English. Other languages, such as French, are also valuable.
  • Well-versed in German-speaking territories politics and news context
  • Must have knowledge and experience on latest filming /transmission technologies that are relevant to field work
  • Must possess essential news judgment
  • Must have the ability to multitask and perform under extreme pressure
  • Must have the ability to work in a team, the capacity to learn quickly, and the determination to win every story
  • Is expected to go beyond usual schedule and daily routine when required, e.g. stay longer if a major news story breaks or substitute a colleague at a short notice if needed, including weekends.
  • Is expected to check emails regularly and take work-related phone calls outside office hours if needed.


As a member of the Planning Desk, you will be organizing employees work details, schedules, budget, trips and accreditations. You will scan all kinds of news sources, with a special attention to those from Germany, Switzerland and Austria, from the biggest news websites to blogs and the social media for news stories worth covering and arrange appropriate coverage.

You will work on daily newsgathering as well as consistently monitor all forms of media, including alternative and social networks, to identify upcoming events, growing movements and issues beginning to trend. You will use your keen news sense and tenacity to keep digging, to track down newsmakers before they become big and, of course, ahead of the competition.

Please apply with cover letter and CV in English to marked “Planning”
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