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CREATIVE GERMAN WRITER

FLUENT GERMAN AND ENGLISH REQUIRED

 

 


This position involves writing creative articles about the past, present and future of Germany as well as monitoring the evolution of the European Union.  You could also participate in our general programs on world future trends.  A summary of these programs can be found here. Visions of the Future: An Introduction to Future Watch Studies on Our Site.   These are the products of over 18 years of work since we were founded in 1995.

We would strongly prefer to hire a native German speaker but will consider non-German applications if this person is FLUENT in German.  You will be tested to make sure you are fluent.

Germany is in the heart of modern Europe.  As Europe unites, it has the potential to become a global power equal to America.  Europe today has a bigger economy than America, a larger population and just recently the capitalization of European stock markets passed America to be number one in the world.  What is less well known is that the combined European armies are now larger than the American Army, and Europe has  the high tech defense industrial base to build a military equal to or superior to America's if it ever chose to do so.  Two European states, France and England, already have a nuclear military capability.  A wild card in the long term future of Europe is Russia.  It is far from inconceivable that Russia might one day join the EU creating a global colossus dominating the giant Eurasian mainland.

We are looking for researchers who have a very good understanding of German history from 1870 to 1945 and current German politics.

We would also like somebody to be informed about German artistic and cultural trends.  We also cover these subjects.  An interesting vignette for example is the connection between ancient paganism, Richard Wagner and many aspects of northern European heavy metal rock.  If you have a Facebook or Myspace page, please bring it to our attention.  See details below for application.



We eventually plan to open an office in Berlin.  This person is to help prepare the groundwork for this.

Requirements:    This project requires a good understanding of European and German history.   We would prefer to hire a German native speaker but other applications will also be considered.  You must be absolutely fluent in German, very good in English and have a sophisticated understanding of modern German politics. 

Note:  You could begin this position on a part-time consulting basis if this seemed practical.   We are also looking for German volunteers.

Please send resume to   helpwanted@worldfuturefund.net   Please place German Writer Application in subject line of e mail.

We check e mail seven days a week so don't hesitate to e mail us on a weekend.

The current economic crisis in Europe is going to be a force for change for both Germany and Europe.   Out of this crisis Europe is likely to emerge stronger and more united but it may be a very painful process in coming years.  It's an exciting time to cover this subject.