Parental leave: We’re looking for a reporter and editor [11 months]

AlgorithmWatch is looking for a journalist to cover for a parental leave. Send us your application by July 19th.

Fluency in English is required, in German desired | 20-30 h per week | Contract from 1 November 2021 until 30 September 2022 | Deadline for applications: 19 July

AlgorithmWatch is the leading civil society organization in the field of social impact of automated decision-making (ADM) and AI-based systems. Our goal is to protect peoples’ rights and strengthen the common good in the face of increased use of algorithmic systems. Learn more about our mission, policy positions, and activities.

AlgorithmWatch is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of our hiring and promotion process. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and strongly encourage women and minorities to apply. We hope we have succeeded in designing a recruitment process that will be inclusive. In case you think we are falling short on this aspiration we would appreciate your feedback.

Your Role

As journalist and editor, you:

Who we are looking for

Below is a list of aspects we are looking for in candidates. Apart from excellent English writing skills, all items on the list are optional and not mandatory.

What we offer

How to Apply

Deadline: 19 July 2021 (12:00 CET / noon)

Please address the following documents to the attention of Ms Kerstin Weber-Thum (as a single PDF, via email:

Please note that only duly completed applications (cover letter, CV, work samples) will be considered. Interviews are likely to be scheduled starting the week of 26 July 2021 remotely via videoconference.

Location is Berlin and regular office presence is generally assumed when the public health situation permits; but we are willing to consider fully remote work with a maximum difference of 2 time zones with Berlin. During “regular” periods, we try to best balance individual and organizational needs in arranging work from home. We cannot provide financial support for relocation. Although we invite non-EU citizens to apply, we can offer only limited support for visa or work permit applications (but we will do our best).

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We will confirm your application via email and will contact only shortlisted candidates personally. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

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