In a Nutshell

AustrianStartups is in search of a Chief Communications Officer to steer our communication strategy, develop authentic content formats and strengthen our position as a thought leader on entrepreneurship. As part of the leadership team, you will work closely with our managing director Hannah and the board. The ideal candidate is passionate about getting to the roots of problems and inspiring others through meaningful content. He/she combines a creative and curious mind with a structured and proactive way of working.


Who we are

AustrianStartups is the leading non-profit platform and think tank for startups and innovative entrepreneurship in Austria. Together with our 30,000 supporters, we are working towards a future in which everybody believes they can have an impact with their entrepreneurial ideas. Over the past 9 years, we have inspired more than 160,000 people across our channels, connected more than 20,000 event visitors, started Austria’s biggest entrepreneurship project for schools and published Austria’s largest startup study – the Austrian Startup Monitor. With your help, we aim to change Austria’s entrepreneurial culture sustainably and for the better!


What you will be doing

  • As the mastermind behind our communication strategy, you will develop new formats while continuously analyzing & optimizing outreach efficacy.
  • As the rockstar behind our big social media following, you will produce & post content that inspires and engages audiences on all channels.
  • As the brain of our think tank you will build up true startup expertise & execute research projects like the Startup Monitor or the Policy Dashboard.
  • As the voice of Austria’s future you will write press releases, blog posts & newsletters that capture the reality of startup life and reach far beyond our bubble.
  • As the guru behind our unique brand you will always stay on top of the latest trends, work on our core messages and make sure we never ever become boring.


What we are looking for

  • Creative, curious and open-minded personality with passion for entrepreneurship
  • Strong communication skills – both online & offline
  • Passion for social media & good writing
  • A feel for design & the latest trends
  • Eagerness to learn and grow within the role
  • Willingness to take over responsibility quickly
  • Get sh*t done mentality & hands-on approach
  • Flexibility combined with a structured way of thinking and working
  • Ideally experience with photo and video editing tools
  • Fluency in both English (C1) & German (C2)
  • Long-term commitment


Why you should apply

No matter whether you are a meme lord, Tik Tok influencer or geek out about the latest Wait but Why post – AustrianStartups is your playground! This position is a truly unique opportunity to turn your passion into your profession. With us you will dive into the heart of the Austrian startup ecosystem and constantly be exposed to new technologies and individuals who have a lasting impact. You will play a vital role in the advancement of AustrianStartups, while building up an Austrian wide network of key stakeholders in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. We work hard, but we also craft moments that allow our team to pause, create, and connect – or in other words: We encourage you to bring your whole self to work and you will become part of our truly special AustrianStartups family.


Hard facts

  • Position: 40h/week
  • Salary: Annual gross salary of 36.400€ (14 salaries)
  • Working Location: TSH Collab in the 2nd district & Impact Hub Vienna in the 7th district (home office partly possible)
  • Starting Date: asap.



Awesome! Apply here by uploading your CV and your personal pitch, convincing us why you are the right candidate. Your pitch can be a letter of motivation, a portfolio, a slide deck, a video, etc. – choose the format you feel most confident in. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Join a winning team

Without our team, pushing our agenda for innovation and entrepreneurship in Austria would be impossible, and we always on the hunt for talented individuals wishing to lend a hand and help us push our.