Journalist At Center For Early Medieval Studies

Masaryk University
December 01, 2023
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Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position


Department: Center for Early Medieval Studies, Faculty of Arts Masaryk University

Working time: 0,5 (20 hours per week)

Start date: January 1, 2024 (negotiable)

Number of open positions : 1

Application deadline: December 01, 2023

The Center for Early Medieval Studies, Department of Art History, and the Department of Archaeology and Museology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, announce a selection procedure for the position of a journalist. The position is open for a four-and-a-half-year OP JAK project “ Ready for Future: Understanding the Long-Term Resilience of Human Cultures (RES- HUM)”, reg. no. CZ.02.01.01/00/22008/0004593, implemented at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University.

The position is offered on a part-time basis of 0,5 FTE (i.e. 20 hours per week). The successful applicant will take up the position from 1 January 2024 or as soon as possible after that date.

Main duties:

  • to revise and edit texts to be published in a monthly journal aimed at disseminating results of scientific research and interdisciplinary scholarly dialogue to general public
  • to prepare texts aimed at large audiences for publication
  • to contribute to the research and publishing activities of the Center for Early Medieval Studies and the Department of Archaeology and Museology
  • Requirements for applicants:

  • BA in journalism or a related field
  • significant experience (at least 5 years) with editorial practice and publishing process
  • professional command of Czech grammar and stylistics
  • good spoken knowledge of English
  • experience with research projects (an advantage)
  • time flexibility
  • ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team
  • Working environment

  • employment in a prestigious institution that received the international HR Excellence in Research Award
  • working in a dynamic international and interdisciplinary environment
  • convenient location of the faculty in the city centre: possibility of parking in the faculty garage
  • Employee benefits

  • 6 weeks of paid vacation per year, flexible working hours with the possibility to work partly from home for better work life balance, meal allowance in the salary or for meals in canteens, pension insurance contribution, selected vaccinations free of charge, favourable mobile tariffs Vodafone, Multisport card, sports lessons organized by the Faculty of Sports Studies, the possibility to place your child in the nursery school Elánek near the faculty.
  • Training and Development

  • Opportunities for training and personal development, e.g., language and other courses provided by MU, use of MU libraries, use of placements and mobilities abroad, participation in conferences, etc.

    Please send your application via the electronic application link by 1. 12. 2023 (please use the link in the Electronic Application section below) and please attach all required documents.

    The following documents are required as a part of your application :

  • cover letter
  • structured curriculum vitae with an overview of previous practice
  • selected newspaper articles and/or other texts edited by the applicant in the past 5 years
  • education certificates (diploma copies)
  • two letters of reference
  • Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation of acceptance to your e-mail address. After the e-application deadline, you will receive information about the next steps.

    If you are unsure, please contact the FF MU Personnel Office: Ing. Jana Marečková, e-mail: [email protected], tel.: +420 549 49 6436


    Selection criteria:

  • submitting of all required documents in the e-application
  • compliance of the candidate's profile with the requirements for the job as stated above
  • Provision of the required documents when submitting the e-application:

    In case of non-delivery of documents when submitting the e-application, the candidate may be asked to provide them at most once by a certain date. If they fail to submit the materials by this deadline, they will not be included in the next round of the selection procedure.

    Suitable candidates will be invited to a personal interview, which may also take the form of a videoconference.

    Selection procedures rules at the Faculty of Arts of MU can be found on our careers page here.

    Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!


    Masaryk University is the second largest university in the Czech Republic, with 10 faculties and a number of other specialized units, more than 6,000 employees and 32,000 students. We are a university with a wide range of research areas in the humanities and natural sciences and a strong international position. Our mission is to provide education and research of the highest quality.

    The Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University is one of the four founding faculties of Masaryk University and since its foundation in 1919 it has been not only an important centre of humanities and social science education, science, research and development, but also an institution that actively participates in shaping the cultural life of the city and the region.

    Traditionally, it has been profiled as a research-oriented faculty generating approximately one fifth of MU's research volume. The faculty has more than 600 employees and by the student population of over 6,000 is the largest faculty at the university.

    Since 2021, the faculty has been the proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission.

    You can find out more information about the faculty on the website https: // www. or on Facebook https: // www. .

    For information on HR work set according to European standards, visit the HR Award faculty website:

    https: // www. .


    The Centre for Early Medieval Studies More detailed information is available on the Institute's website: https: // www.

    Contact person at the workplace for any questions applicants may have about the position: prof. Ivan Foletti, MA, Docteur ès Lettres, Docent in Church History, [email protected]

    Department of Archaeology and Museology More detailed information is available on the Institute's website: https: //

    Contact person at the workplace for any questions applicants may have about the position: prof. Mgr. Jiří Macháček, Ph.D., [email protected]

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