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Aktuelle Stellenausschreibungen der Deutschen Bibelgesellschaft

The German Bible Society is a church foundation under public law. It translates the biblical writings, develops and distributes innovative Bible editions and opens up access to the message of the Bible for everyone. Interna-tionally, it is responsible for the scholarly editions of the Bible in the original languages. In cooperation with the United Bible Societies, it supports the translation and distribution of the Bible worldwide so that everyone can read the Bible in their own language.
Since 2004 the German Bible Society has published the internationally renowned “Biblia Hebraica Quinta” (BHQ). Until now, nine out of twenty volumes have been published.

To complete this important project we are looking for a:

BHQ Project Manager (part time, 50-60%), starting 1 September 2024

Location: Stuttgart, Germany (flexible) / Based: Office or Home (flexible)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Further planning and coordination of the BHQ project in collaboration with the BHQ Editorial Committee,
  • Preparation and organisation of the regular (virtual) meetings of the Editorial Committee,
  • Organisation of an annual workshop for all project members,
  • Data maintenance and data storage in the MacOS Classic-based BHQ database (including collecting and sometimes entering manuscripts and corrections from the editors),
  • Checking and correcting the data with regard to internal consistency and compliance with the guidelines of the edition,
  • Planning and preparation for the printing-process of BHQ-volumes in cooperation with specialists for data and typesetting (external) and production (internal),
  • Development of future perspectives for data storage of the BHQ data.


  • Completed studies in theology, if possible with a focus on the Old Testament (ideally with a PhD in Old Tes-tament) or a comparable qualification suitable for the task,
  • very good knowledge of Old Testament text history and text criticism,
  • Good knowledge of ancient languages (Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Aramaic and ideally also Syriac),
  • Modern languages: English (fluent), German (good working knowledge),
  • Proven experience as a Project Manager, successfully delivering similar projects to plan and complete within allocated resources,
  • Skills and knowledge about electronic word processing (XML-based),
  • Experience with MacOS Classic or ability to learn how to use this system,
  • Able to enjoy working with an international group of scholars, sensitivity and diplomatic skills,
  • Identification with the Mission of the German Bible Society.

What we offer:

  • A unique opportunity to further progress your skills and abilities in project management and Old Testament text criticism, while working collaboratively with a wide range of academics and Bible Society colleagues,
  • Being a valued member of an internationally recognised church foundation, that is making the Bible more accessible, relevant and available globally,
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of hybrid / virtual working,
  • Appropriate remuneration with attractive additional benefits.

For Further details
Please email bewerbung@dbg.de or call Dr. Christoph Rösel, General Secretary of the German Bible Society: +49 176 5684 5004.

How to Apply
Please send your CV with a short covering letter detailing your relevant experience and how you meet the key requirements of the position to bewerbung@dbg.de.
It is our intention to start to select candidates for interview on Friday 2 February 2024. To ensure that your ap-plication is considered, please submit your application by midnight (GMT) on 31 January 2024. Interviews for this position are planned to take place in February and March 2024, with an anticipated start date in September 2024.

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