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Student employee 75% (m/f/x) at the journal Internet Policy Review

06 March 2023

You enjoy editing texts in English, keeping an eye on content and technical details, and international communication with people from different contexts? Then the Journal Internet Policy Review is the right place for you! Support the editorial team on content and organisation as a student assistant and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the open access publication with us.

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG, Berlin) is looking for a


Student Assistant 75% (m/f/x)
in the area of editorial assistance


As a student assistant, you will support the journal Internet Policy Review (open access journal on internet regulation; managing editor: Frédéric Dubois) and get to know the daily editorial work from an interdisciplinary perspective. The time committment is 15 hours per week. The place of work is Berlin, mobile working is possible by arrangement. Working hours will be determined individually by arrangement.

Your tasks include:

  • Checking the suitability of text submissions
  • Proofreading and checking texts, especially references
  • Preparing texts in the backend of the journal website (content management system Drupal)
  • Communication with international editors and reviewers
  • Leading conception and organisation of events in the context of ’10 years Internet Policy Review’.
  • Support for website development
  • Community maintenance, e.g. on social media (Twitter, Mastodon and LinkedIn)

What you should bring:

  • very good English skills, both written and spoken
  • first experiences in the field of editing, journalism or publishing
  • knowledge of internet studies, media and communication sciences, or comparable fields of study 
  • interest in interdisciplinary scientific work
  • German language skills are an asset
  • experience with content management systems such as Drupal, Open Journal Systems and/or WordPress is an asset, as is experience with Zotero
  • An affinity for technology and programming is also an asset
  • Ability to work in a team

What we can offer:

  • Flexible working hours by arrangement
  • Working in an international work environment in a collegial team
  • An interdisciplinary working environment that encourages independent and self-reliant work
  • Insight into an innovative open access journal that is in the process of establishing itself


Deadline: March 19, 2023.

Compliance with severe disability guidelines is guaranteed. We promote professional equality! Applications are welcome from all people, regardless of gender (m/w/x)) and origin.

Please submit your complete application documents with cover letter, CV and, if applicable, certificates/references via our online form. The review of applications begins immediately, but remains open until a suitable applicant has been found. The careful screening and selection of our new team members is very important to us and we ask for your understanding that we will conduct several selection interviews as part of the process. If you have any questions regarding the content of the position, please contact Frédéric Dubois ( For more information about the institute, please visit


Frédéric Dubois

Managing Editor (on parental leave): Internet Policy Review | Network Coordinator Create

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