People from more than 60 nations work for Deutsche Welle in Bonn and Berlin. This vibrant mix of cultures, worldviews and approaches is the source of our journalistic creativity. Together with their unique individual skills, they enable us to carry out our statutory mission and achieve our corporate objectives.
Our core values are the commitment to mutual respect and openness; a culture of communication that is based on trust; and the potential for personal development. These are laid out in our mission statement – and they come alive in our human resources policy.
Deutsche Welle faces great challenges in the world's highly dynamic media markets. The ideas and work of our staff are key to meeting those challenges with success. We attach great importance to enabling our staff to develop their full potential at work. Our personnel strategy focuses on our employees' individual strengths.
As a globally active media organization, Deutsche Welle relies on state-of-the-art IT and multimedia systems. Our editorial departments continuously adapt their programming to the latest technology, evolving market structures and global demand. Through in-house training programs, our human resources strategy fosters change processes within the teams and advances individual competence. We believe that the continuous development of our personnel is central to achieving our goals.
Balancing life and work
We help our employees to harmonize their professional and private lives in a way that suits them personally. Deutsche Welle offers a variety of part-time schemes and flexible working schedules to accommodate family needs such as child and elderly care.
Deutsche Welle offers contemporary social and recreational benefits, such as high-quality catering, a varied sports program and a broad range of cultural events.