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Ref.#01-23008 Social Media Officer / Content Creator (m/f/d) Ocean Species Alliance (SOSA)

The Senckenberg Society for Nature Research was founded in 1817 and is one of the most important research institutions around biological diversity. At its eleven sites throughout Germany, scientists from over 40 nations conduct cutting-edge research on an international scale. The company’s headquarter is in the Main metropolis of Frankfurt in the heart of Germany. It is also home to one of Senckenberg’s best-known facilities, the Senckenberg Natural History Museum. 

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, is looking for the following person to join at the Frankfurt site starting as soon as possible


Social Media Officer / Content Creator (m/f/d) Ocean Species Alliance (SOSA)
(full time/part time)


The Senckenberg Ocean Species Alliance (SOSA) project combines marine biodiversity research, species conservation, and science communication within one project. This interdisciplinary project is composed of three pillars, the Discovery Unit, Red Listing Unit and the Engagement Unit, whose tasks are tightly interlinked. The Discovery Unit will apply a new model for biodiversity work by providing taxonomic services to users inside and outside of Senckenberg.

The task of the Engagement Unit is to inform and inspire the public. With creative and visually stunning content, the beauty and vulnerability of invertebrate organisms will be brought to the public and awareness for conservation efforts will be raised.


Your tasks:

  • Develop creative and inspiring content for social media channels (Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook) and website
  • Create and curate content in multiple formats (text, sound, image, video) and press releases
  • Support in-person outreach activities
  • Supervise social media channels and community management
  • Monitor and evaluate social media activities based on defined KPIs
  • Contribute to ongoing development of SOSA as a brand, with relevant public outreach and social media strategies


Essential skills:

  • Enthusiasm for marine biology, biodiversity and species conservation
  • Strong experience in content creation and storytelling
  • Good sense for social media trends
  • Confidence in using modern content creation tools
  • Creativity, courage and willingness to cross boundaries

Desirable skills:

  • Academic qualification (BSc or MSc degree) in communication or media studies, public relations or comparable areas
  • Knowledge of German language (not strictly required)
  • International view of social media content and trends
  • Experience in Science Communication and Public Engagement


What can you expect?

  • An interesting and challenging task in a dynamic and stimulating team of researchers, technicians and communicators in the diverse SOSA project team
  • The chance to build up a brand from scratch
  • The opportunity to be at the forefront of a new movement with scientists, conservationists and science communicators dedicated to explore, protect and inspire awe for ocean biodiversity
  • Excellent benefits and work/life balance: Flexible working hours – dual career service – leave of absence due to family reasons – annual bonus payment – company pension scheme – Senckenberg badge for free entry in museums in Frankfurt – leave of 30 days/year


The Senckenberg Research Institutes support equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invite women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The place of employment is in Frankfurt, Germany. We guarantee adherence to the law on part-time employment.


Senckenberg is a globally connected institute. The working language within this project is English. Frankfurt is a vibrant, international, culturally diverse city and one of the world’s travel hubs. We welcome candidates from all nations and can provide support with your relocation process.


Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Volume of employment: Full time (40 weekly working hours), part time options are available

Type of contract: Employment shall start as soon as possible and will be initially limited to a 2-year fixed-term contract; an extension is intended

Salary: According to the German collective agreement TV-H (pay grade E 9 – 11) depending on your expertise and previous experience.



Would you like to apply?

Please submit as e-mail attachments:

  • provide a creative one pager that summarized your social media and website experiences
  • a single pdf attachment including a cover letter and your CV. The one-page cover letter should address your fit to the advertised position as described above
  • submit the file via e-mail, mentioning the reference of this job offer ( #01-23008) before April 17th 2023 by e-mail to:


For more information, please see or contact the SOSA Engagement Strategist Dr. Alica Torkov .

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) was founded in 1817 and represents one of the most relevant institutions investigating nature and its diversity. Currently, over 800 scientists from more than 40 countries across 11 locations in Germany conduct research in the fields of biodiversity, earth system analysis and climate change. The head office of Senckenberg is Frankfurt am Main together with the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt.