Graphic Designer (m/f/d) (full-time, temporary) for the communication department

Ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

We are looking for a full-time graphic designer to join our publications team in ifo Communications - temporary for 1 year.

We, from the Communication department, are responsible for the relations with the stakeholders of the ifo Institute. We see ourselves as intermediaries between the Institute, interested journalists, members, companies, public bodies or students. Our team maintains contacts with multipliers, creates content for the ifo website, is responsible for the social media channels, produces the Institute's publications and organizes events.

The ifo Institute is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe. It works on issues relevant to economics and economic policy of international relevance at the highest scientific level and with an international impact and develops research-based recommendations for action for politics, business and society. Through its five fields of activity - research, promotion of young researchers, political consulting, participation in public debates and information/services - it contributes to maintaining and increasing sustainable economic prosperity and social participation under constantly changing conditions.

Do you want to know more about us and careers at ifo? Meet us at https://www.ifo.de/en/about-us/ifo-career.

Why ifo?

  • We offer a job that makes sense: You support the work of our researchers and thus contribute to our public mission.
  • We offer you an interesting and challenging job in a dynamic environment, where you can make things happen with your commitment and ideas.
  • We attach great importance to personal appreciation and are a professional team of about 20 communicators.
  • We offer you a varied job with a full-time employment contract (40.1 hours per week).
  • Your salary and the company pension plan are based on the collective agreement for the public service of the federal states (TV-L). The classification depends on your previous experience.
  • Work-life balance is important to us: Within the framework of our company agreement, you can work flexibly and partly remotely.
  • We attach great importance to further education and support our employees in their personal and professional development.
  • Our institute is a great place to work with its own garden and close to the Isar and the English Garden. 
  • Employees who move from abroad receive an allowance for relocation costs.

Your area of responsibility

  • You will contribute your ideas on how new content from science can be creatively and appealingly implemented in graphics, animations and other visual elements.
  • As part of the team, you will layout the ifo Institute's periodicals and online formats: these include the ifo Schnelldienst, the EconPol Forum and the ifo Annual Report.
  • You design reports, flyers, posters and other smaller formats for our research areas.
  • You design our newsletters in HTML.
  • You will support our video team in streaming and recording ifo events (no previous experience behind the camera necessary).

What we expect from you

  • A relevant education in the field of communication design/media design
  • Confident with various image editing and graphics programs (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) and MS Office programs
  • At least 5 years of experience in a publishing house, agency or communications department
  • Interest in business content and willingness to work flexibly according to our newsworthy updates
  • A keen sense of layout, typography, color and the interplay of info elements and text
  • High demands on the quality and accuracy of your work
  • Desire for intensive cross-media cooperation with other KOM colleagues
  • Solid knowledge of English

The ifo Institute promotes professional equality regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religion or world view, disability, age or sexual identity.

Your application

Interested? Then please send us your application documents with the reference number 2022-029 KOM-G by November 27, 2022 using the form here.

Please attach a letter of motivation, your CV, references and other documents relevant to your application in the lower section of the form.

Please make sure to use only .pdf files, Word documents and images in .jpg format. Please also note to use short file names. Too long file names can lead to errors when sending the application. Please read the document "Information on attachment naming" carefully so that your application can be sent to us without errors.

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If you have any questions, please contact recruiting(at)ifo.de