Editor (m/f/d) | English publications

Press & Public Relations Frankfurt am Main
Cultural Studies Jurisprudence

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Job Offer from October 16, 2020

The Max Planck Institute for European Legal History is a leading research institute in the field of legal history and legal theory.

We are looking to recruit an Editor  (m/f/d) for English publications to start as soon as possible.

Your tasks

The Institute's Editorial Office is responsible for the preparation of the in-house print and online publications (academic journals, book series, research paper series). Your main task will be to edit texts written in English by researchers from Germany and elsewhere for whom English is a second language. You will translate technical texts from German into English, support the preparation of various English-language publications and work together with our editorial staff and directly with the authors/editors, depending on the demands of the project. If you also have an excellent command of Spanish, Italian, French or Portuguese, your tasks may be extended to cover publications in these languages should the need arise.

Your profile

You have an excellent command of English (native-speaker level) and German, both written and spoken. You have successfully completed a university degree (in law or another discipline relevant to the research at the Institute). Ideally, you already have several years of experience in a comparable position and in academic publishing. You have a strong command of MS Office applications or similar programmes. You are able to perform your tasks independently and on time but also enjoy working as part of a team. You have a very good eye for detail and work accurately. Additional knowledge of a Romance language (see above) at native-speaker level is an advantage.

Our offer

We offer diverse and challenging work in an attractive setting with a pleasant work environment. The job is a permanent full-time position (currently 39 hours per week) with a generous flexitime arrangement. The position can theoretically be shared by two people. We expect you to work on-site at the institute. Payment and social benefits are based on the public service wage agreement (TVÖD). Previous work experience is taken into account in determining the pay level.

Our Institute is located on the Goethe University campus Westend and easily accessible by public transport.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from individuals with disabilities. It also seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are under-represented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society seeks to attain gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from persons of any background.


Your application must be submitted online by the closing date of 22 November 2020.

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