Persian Freelance Editor Position with Deutsche Welle (DW)

Opportunity Detail

  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Number of Opportunity: 1
  • Eligible Region/Countries


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  • Medium of Instruction Persian
  • Field of study Journalism/News
  • Opportunity ID 76686
  • Funding Type Partially Funded
  • Duration 1 Year

Opportunity Description

Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster, is seeking an experienced Persian freelance editor (f/m/d) to join the Farsi editorial team. The position is based in either Bonn or Berlin and will start on March 1, 2024, or as soon as possible, for a one-year term. The selected applicants will be key in shaping and producing content for DW Persian formats.

Key Details and Dates

  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2024
  • Funding Type: Freelance work
  • Employer: Deutsche Welle (DW)
  • Eligible Countries: Not specified
  • Eligible Gender: Male/Female
  • Target Group: Experienced freelance editors with a focus on Farsi content
  • Focus Area: Journalism, Farsi editorial content
  • Degree Required: Completed university degree or equivalent qualification
  • Number of Opportunity: One position available
  • Host Country: Germany

Benefits of the Persian Freelance Editor Position

Editors will work with the DW team and benefit as follows:

  • Inspirational and challenging tasks in an international media company
  • Participation in interdisciplinary and diverse teams
  • New Work, Digital Leadership, and Collaboration characterize organizational culture
  • Promotion of diversity, inclusion, and sustainability
  • Flexible working hours and employment models for home offices
  • Extensive educational program and individual development opportunities
  • Attractive salary according to tariff with additional insurance
  • Convenient location and discounted public transport tickets
  • Excellent company catering and modern multifunctional areas
  • Wide range of company sports and health management

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants should meet the following criteria:

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  • Applicants must have completed a university degree or equivalent qualification
  • Completed traineeship or comparable journalistic training
  • Many years of journalistic experience as an online author in Persian-language editorial departments or editorial experience as a planner and final editor
  • Experience and willingness to appear in front of the camera as a reporter, expert, and host
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the current political, economic, social, and cultural conditions in Iran
  • Comprehensive knowledge of German and international politics and current events
  • Editorial and conceptual experience in the area of social media production
  • Team spirit, confident demeanor, flexibility, initiative, and organizational talent
  • Willingness to travel on business if necessary
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written Farsi, as well as basic knowledge of English and German

Editor’s Responsibilities and Task

If selected for the Persian Freelance Editor Position with Deutsche Welle (DW), you will undertake the following Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Independent topic planning, research, and content production for DW Persian formats
  • Adaptation and review of contributions, including the selection of agency offers
  • Providing a comprehensive picture of political, cultural, social, and economic life in Germany and Europe
  • Quality assurance of content, focusing on text quality, SEO, and image selection
  • Participation in planning, final editing team, and development of new formats for social media platforms
  • Independent selection of topics in video and text areas, assessing suitable topics for daily reporting
  • Producing Explainers on camera as a content creator
  • Conducting live conversations and broadcasts for TV and social media

Required Documents

Please prepare and submit these application documents:

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  • Detailed resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Photo
  • Other relevant documents, such as a portfolio of pertinent work, academic and professional certificates, references, and language certificates)

How Do You Apply for the Persian Freelance Editor Position?

Candidates should submit their applications via the link below by February 1, 2024. Applications should include uploading all the required documents in the application portal.

Deutsche Welle values diversity and equal opportunities, welcoming applications from individuals of all backgrounds. As an inclusive employer, DW opposes all forms of discrimination, racism, and anti-Semitism.


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For detailed information about the Persian Freelance Editor Position with Deutsche Welle (DW), please visit the official website of the DW.


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