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Social Media Editor (m/f/d)

As a science brand, we are best known for our distinctive animated videos and our elaborate products around the kurzgesagt theme worlds. Through our globally successful YouTube channel with over 20 million subscribers, we aim to inspire people around the world about science and make knowledge accessible and exciting. We believe that well-researched facts are just as important as humor and good storytelling. Nothing in the universe is boring if you tell a good story.

    Our international team currently consists of about 66 great colleagues. To continue our growth together with us and to support us with immediate effect in presenting our scientific content on social media and specifically on TikTok/YouTube Shorts in order to support us in becoming the leading scientific brand, our editorial team is looking for support as soon as possible:

Social Media Editor (m/f/d)
Location: Munich or Remote

This is what you'll be doing

  • Identify crazy, interesting and surprising aspects in new and old topics
  • Collect and prepare research content from the video process for secondary use on social media and in merchandising products
  • Documenting research and creation processes for behind the scenes content on social media
  • Writing scripts as a basis for short videos spanning from 30 seconds up to 3 minutes for Instagram, TikTok and YouTube Shorts
  • Independently suggest content formats and series in consultation with social media direction
  • Follow up on scientific questions brought up within the social media community – either to be elaborated in a short video script or an answer for community management
  • Willingness to discuss crazy ideas on a scientific basis
  • Contact with scientists and experts
  • Close contact and exchange with the rest of the editorial team and the social media department
  • Adherence to the quality standards for our content creation
  • Overview of current research and projects as well as pre-selection and preparation of suitable content
  • Pioneer new crazy ideas for social media formats and content

This is what you bring to the table

  • University degree (Bsc, Msc, PhD) preferably in natural sciences or journalism
  • mandatory: at least two years of professional experience in copywriting for Social Media
  • desirable: experience in scientific writing and researching, further experience in copywriting for commercial clients
  • ability to prepare scientific texts in a concise and understandable way
  • Ability to deliver high quality results in a efficient manner even under time constraints
  • Experienced in using research tools and English primary sources
  • Ability to quickly and thoroughly familiarize yourself with a wide variety of topics
  • Careful, quality-conscious, independent and structured way of working
  • Persistence and you do not settle for the first best answer
  • Enthusiasm for discussion and willingness to think through crazy ideas
  • Enthusiasm for scientific work that has a positive impact on potentially millions of people
  • Very good German and English skills, both written and spoken

Some perks of working at kurzgesagt

  • Be part of an exciting growth phase at one of the largest Science YouTube channels
  • Versatile, exciting tasks and projects and the chance to contribute your own ideas
  • Environment with a good error culture, flat hierarchies and fast decision-making processes
  • 30 days of vacation and a focus on a good work-life balance
  • Subsidy for gym membership (within Germany)
  • Subsidy for public transportation (within Germany)
  • Allowance for company pension scheme (within Germany)
  • Attractive discounts with many cooperation partners
  • A creative and enthusiastic team that supports you in your personal and professional development
  • An informal and friendly working atmosphere including company parties and other duck activities – at kurzgesagt it’s the people who count!
  • And last but not least, you will get a personalized avatar and bird 😉

We believe that people should emphasise their similarities and not their differences. That we should grow together and only our own skills, values and intrinsic motivation should count. At Kurzgesagt, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from. No one is discriminated against or favoured. Your skills and willingness to learn are the only things that count.

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Like what you see?

Then don't wait any longer! Apply now to become part of a great team and start an exciting career. Please send your complete application (CV, expressive portfolio of work examples, salary expectations and earliest possible start date) by e-mail with the subject "Social Media Editor (m/f/d)" to Elisabeth Steib at We can't wait to hear from you! If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Breitegger (Head of People & Organisation) at 089/9545730 - 12.