Communications & Social Media Coordinator Position Announced

Are you passionate about using sport for development and peace? A natural communicator and community manager? Do you live to breathe life into projects that empower others and create a better world? Have you worked with humanitarian organizations or foundations? Are you an English native or fluent speaker? If you answer yes to these and more, and are a digital guru in your own right, we’d love to hear from you!

Are you ready to join our passionate team in Leipzig, GERMANY, from 1 April?

Read here the full job description!


Location: The position will be based in Leipzig, Germany. Applicants should be willing to move to Leipzig and work as required rather than regular office hours, due to the nature of the work required for the job.

Manager: The Communications & Social Media Coordinator will report to the Marketing Manager based in Leipzig.

Main Responsibility:

    • Writing articles for the ITTF Foundation’s website, social media channels, documentations and reports, proofreading articles, written by other staff members
    • Populate the ITTF Foundation’s English-language social media channels with high-quality, engaging and innovative content in order to drive further growth of the ITTF Foundation’s international digital fanbase
    • Source content and post to ITTF Foundation’s English-language social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
    • Analyse performance of social media posts as a way of developing an effective, open-minded digital strategy
    • Ensure that the ITTF Foundation’s social media channels support and extend the ITTF Foundation’s marketing goals
    • Coordinates graphics, photography and video footage, ensuring images and animations are archived for easy retrieval
    • Draft and set up internal and customer mailings and newsletters and eMailings


The Communications & Social Media Coordinator must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

    • Story development and writing for publications, social media channels and reports
    • Current knowledge of industry trends and best practices in communications
    • Knowledgeable in and proficient using social media tools for communications, such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, etc.
    • Familiar with design concepts and corresponding computer programs (Adobe Illustrator, etc.)
    • Knowledge of video editing is an asset
    • Experience within the work of NGOs and / or Non-Profit-Organisations is an asset


The Communications & Social Media Coordinator must demonstrate the following skills:

    • Understanding of media and corporate relations, and digital media strategie
    • Outstanding command of the English language (written and spoken)
    • Excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail
    • Time management skills and the ability to meet project deadlines
    • Ability to deal effectively with rapid changes; possess a proactive, positive attitude and flexibility in working in a fast-paced environment anticipating the future communication needs of the organization
    • Highly developed written, verbal, editing and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in an international, culturally diverse environment

Personal Attributes:

The Communications & Social Media Coordinator must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

    • Outstanding command of the English language (written and spoken)
    • Be open minded and communicative
    • Be honest and trustworthy
    • Be flexible
    • Demonstrate sound work ethics
    • Socially minded and interest in the work of foundations
    • Interest in sport, especially sport for development

All applications must be made through the online application form on and will only be accepted until 01 March 2020, the job will start from 01 April 2020.

Due to the high number of candidate applications expected, only those who are shortlisted to the next stage of the recruitment process will be contacted.

Apply here: Online application form on

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