Benjamin Schubert


Vor 17 Jahren crackte Benjamin seine erste Photoshop-Version. Heute ist er gelernter Mediengestalter, studierter Kommunikationsdesigner und die multimediale Allzweckwaffe bei CORRECTIV. Benjamin verantwortet das visuelle Erscheinungsbild und ist im regelmäßigen Schlagabtausch, wenn es um das Thema »User Experience« geht. Er arbeitete im Verlagswesen, in der Marktforschung, im digitalen Marketing und gründete in Berlin einen Coworking Space für Künstler.
Benjamins Arbeiten für CORRECTIV wurden mit dem Grimme Online Award, dem Helmut Schmidt Journalistenpreis, dem Deutsch-Französischer Journalistenpreis und dem Otto Brenner Preis für kritischen Journalismus ausgezeichnet.

E-Mail: benjamin.schubert(at)
Twitter: @bnjmnschbrt


A Kick On Pills – Painkillers in Football

The abuse of painkillers is a major issue in football. A year-long investigation. Interviews with over 150 people, including players, doctors and experts. A survey with more than 1,100 participants from German amateur football leagues. The #KickonPills investigation by CORRECTIV and the ARD Doping Editorial Team sheds light on a system that sidelines health for wealth.

to the research 17 minutes

The Heartland Lobby

An undercover investigation from CORRECTIV reveals how the American Heartland Institute is supporting climate change deniers in Germany with the goal of undermining climate protection measures.

to the research 16 minutes

Black Sites Turkey

In a near-repeat of the CIA’s ‘extraordinary renditions’, the regime of Turkish president Erdoğan is kidnapping dozens of members of the Gülen movement from around the world. Victims are now raising a serious accusation: secret torture sites are part of the repression. A team of nine media organizations from eight countries, coordinated by CORRECTIV, investigates.

© Benjamin Schubert

von Simon Wörpel , Anne-Lise Bouyer , Lyudmila Vaseva , Benjamin Schubert , Simon Jockers

CORRECTIV is a multi award winning non-profit investigative newsroom in Germany. We focus on long-term investigations into topics that receive too little attention in other media.
Besides journalists, the newsroom includes a data and technology team that builds innovative tools to help journalists investigate.

To grow this team, we are opening a position of a senior full-stack web developer with a focus on Python.

CORRECTIV ist spendenfinanziert!

CORRECTIV ist das erste gemeinnützige Recherchezentrum im deutschsprachigen Raum. Unser Ziel ist eine aufgeklärte Gesellschaft. Denn nur gut informierte Bürgerinnen und Bürger können auf demokratischem Weg Probleme lösen und Verbesserungen herbeiführen. Mit Ihrer Spende ermöglichen Sie unsere Arbeit. Jetzt unterstützen!

What you will do:

  • As a part of the nerds team, you work closely with designers, product managers and developers to build innovative tools
  • You are in charge of several Django-based web applications, which include our publishing system, data-driven news apps, and a membership and donation system.
  • You make independent technical and architectural decisions, support the newsroom with technical expertise and help us grow our technology team.

Your profile:

  • Several years of experience with designing, developing and maintaining complex web applications, ideally in a lead or senior position
  • Ability to write clean HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience with the integration of external APIs (e.g. mailchimp, paypal)
  • Fluent in English and Python. German is a big plus

What you might have that would be great:

  • Experience with Django and Django CMS
  • Experience with JavaScript libraries such as React, Riot.js or Vue.js
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Experience with managing small development teams
  • A strong portfolio with personal projects or open source contributions

What we offer:

  • Full-time position with competitive salary
  • The opportunity to shape the future of journalism in Germany
  • A highly motivated team with a nice and cosy office in the heart of Berlin
  • The opportunity to lead the brand new CORRECTIV football team from an outsider position into the first series of the Berlin Media League

If this opportunity sounds attractive to you, please send us your application with CV and a link to your portfolio or work examples to:

Please don’t include photos of yourself or information regarding your marital or family status.