The Franconian International School (FIS) in Erlangen, located in southern Germany, serves primarily the international community of the Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg and educates students in an international environment according to high academic standards. It provides an atmosphere respectful of diverse cultures and promotes responsible global citizenship. The school is committed to promoting international and intercultural experiences for its students. The students at the FIS come from over 40 different nations.

The FIS is looking for a

Communications Officer

Starting: March 1, 2023
Employment Type: Full-time, 40 hours
Contract Type: Initial 1-year contract as replacement for parental leave with the possibility of extension


  • Maintain and communicate school’s guiding principles and values
  • Develop, write, create and edit communications and marketing content (e.g. FIS Newsletter, social media content, press releases, speeches, flyers, cards and other marketing material)
  • Administer and keep current the FIS Website and Intranet
  • Keep close communication with and understand the target audience
  • Promote all FIS communication channels and marketing materials through social media
  • Prepare reports and presentations for the FIS leadership
  • Develop and promote the FIS corporate design to all stakeholders
  • Maintain FIS digital media archives
  • Compile analytics and metrics, and keep a narrative of media coverage
  • Support publication of FIS magazine
  • Support the updating of FIS Handbooks, Policies and Procedures
  • Manage FIS Calendars on FIS Website and Intranet
  • Support FIS students media group
  • Support organization and holding of FIS events

The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • A degree in marketing or brand management
  • Prior experience in a communications or marketing role
  • Understand the best practices of main social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc
  • Must possess exceptional writing skills and be able to compose engaging and accurate content
  • Strong communicator who works well independently and with a team
  • Time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Creativity and strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and pay attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign, and Illustrator is an asset
  • Proficiency in content management systems (WordPress) and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of digital marketing tactics, such as SEO and email marketing
  • Basic skills in HTML, CSS
  • Understanding of communications, public relations and marketing best practices
  • Ability to think strategically and identify ways to improve communication efforts
  • Must be resourceful and take initiative
  • Excellent professional command of English

What we offer:

  • An exciting position in an international, friendly and open working atmosphere
  • A modern workplace with excellent resources
  • Competitive salary, additional benefits such as pension scheme, home office, health offers, bike leasing, free coffee & tea and school parking lot

Are you the ideal candidate for this position? Please submit your application online by clicking the “Apply Now” button.

Equal Opportunity and Child Protection Statement

The appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, verification of identity and proof of qualifications. The Franconian International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and national/international disclosure and barring services. The Franconian International School is an Equal Opportunities employer, and welcomes applications for all posts from appropriately qualified persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief.