Online News Writer

DW - Deutsche Welle, Bonn, Germany, Other

Date PostedMay 20, 2019
IndustryDigital Media
SpecialtyNational/World News
Job StatusFreelance
Salary$35,000 to $40,000

Germany's international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle, is looking for news writers to work in its fast-paced English language online newsroom in Bonn, Germany.

Our international team of news writers at provides breaking news that affects people around the world and gives the German/European perspectives on international events.

We report comprehensively and objectively on politics, business and culture, society - with a special focus on democracy building, human rights and freedom of opinion

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • fast writing of news articles and headlines for in a variety of formats, based on wire reports, DW’s own reporting, social and other sources, in our fast-paced newsroom
  • identifying news topics that are relevant for an international audience
  • editing English news texts for publication / AP style
  • translating German audio and text into English
  • selecting and editing video news material for the website
  • layouting multimedia articles on the website
  • breaking news reporting on the ground for online and TV


  • sound knowledge of international events and politics, especially European issues
  • experience of writing SEO headlines
  • familiarity with work in a news team with a high content turnover and a need for speed and accuracy
  • familiarity with using social media for news gathering and news distribution
  • English language at native speaker level
  • very good German language skills (B2 and above)
  • willingness to relocate to Bonn, Germany
  • ability and willingness to work night shifts

We are always seeking to recruit.


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