Modernising media – literacy, challenges and opportunities: European Youth Media Days 2017 from 16 – 18 October 2017 in Brussels. Innovative, interactive and inspiring to promote dialogue, exchange, learning and networking in media.
The European Youth Press is looking for 10 young motivated journalists (9 EU + 1 non-EU) to become part of the team that will organise the 2017 edition of the European Youth Media Days (EYMD), one of the biggest events for young media-makers in Europe. Team members will facilitate six media workshops (print, photo, radio, video – video making and TV production, multimedia – on-line tools and data journalism, and graphic design/layouting) and/or will assist participants and the organisers in external communication, guidance of participants, and logistical preparations during the three days.
European Youth Media Days 2017 (organised by the European Parliament in collaboration with the European Youth Press – Network of young media makers) will take place in the European Parliament in Brussels on 16 – 18 October 2017. Up to 100 young journalists aged between 18 and 30 will have the chance to report from inside the European Parliament on current issues relating to opportunities for today’s media and challenges they face, as well as the European media literacy.
The topic Modernising media – literacy, challenges and opportunities will be addressed in workshops with professional journalists and experts and in two panel discussions with Members of the European Parliament, representatives of socio-political sphere in Belgium and other high-ranking guests. The European Youth Media Days will give the freedom to critically and constructively think about, debate and journalistically cover opportunities for today’s media and challenges they face, as well as the European media literacy. Besides this content, the EYMD 2017 will celebrate its 10th anniverspary. It will be an opportunity for reflecting on the developments in media field, based on experiences of the EYP network, especially from past editions of the EYMD, discussing the upcoming EYMD’s and challenges present in the media world.
EYMD Team Members Profiles
Being part of the organising team, you will get a significant insight into the world of media and politics. You will also have the chance to build a wide network of contacts and gain project management skills. You will have the opportunity to interact with MEPs, professional journalists and experts and engage in intercultural exchange with the participants and the other members of the team.
The general criteria for all team members are the following:
The ideal candidate will be motivated, proactive and will preferably have worked with people from different cultural backgrounds. S/he will be a working journalist with good communication / organising skills and a team spirit. A very good knowledge of English is necessary in order to communicate with participants coming from the 28 EU Member States and several neighbouring countries. Previous involvement in the European Youth Media Days or in other European Youth Press projects is a plus.
Team members will have to be available online before the event and able to dedicate several hours a week to preparations leading up to the EYMD. They are expected to arrive in Brussels on October 15 and leave after 19h00 on October 18 or next day. Team members will have to be working journalists (aged between 18 and 30) and citizens or legal residents of one of the EU Member States or neighbouring countries (As defined by the European Union http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/index_en.htm They also will have to be working for a mass media and able to provide official proof of their activities (see details below). The event will be held in English, so a working level of the language is required. Candidates who are not able to fit these criteria would not be considered. Journalist students are welcome to apply as participants here.
Candidates for the EYMD Team are welcomed to apply for one of the following positions:
The candidate will have at least two years of experience in project / event management. S/he will have background in leading large-scale European-level projects related to youth or media. The candidate will be a multitasker with strong attention to details, ability to deliver results on time under pressuring deadlines and proven record of team coordination. Experience in working with international institutions is an asset. S/he will be member of EYMD Editorial Panel (EYP and EP, which will provide overall direction, and will be editorially responsible for the content.
ASSISTANT OF PROJECT COORDINATOR (WORKSHOPS’ COORDINATOR)
The candidate will have experience in project / event management. S/he will have background in supporting / leading national or international projects and events. The candidate will be a multitasker with strong attention to details and ability to deliver results on time under pressuring deadlines. S/he will be responsible for moderating communication between Media teams’ facilitators and the European Parliament, and for organising one of panel discussions. S/he will be reporting directly to the Project Coordinator.
INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (PARTICIPANT’S PERSON)
The candidate will have proven record of experience in communications and/or administrative support. S/he will be able to timely handle big amounts of correspondence with participants, be concrete and detailed in communication, and work effectively under pressure. Additionally, candidate will be able to guide and support participants on the spot. S/he will be reporting to the Project Coordinator and Assistant of project coordinator.
MEDIA TEAMS FACILITATORS / EDITORS
There are 6 open positions for Media Teams Facilitators / Editors. Facilitators will be managing a group of 8 – 10 young journalists working in a specific media format of one of EYMD’s workshops: print, photo, radio, video (divided in two groups – video making and TV production), multimedia (divided in two groups – on-line tools and data journalism), and graphic design/layouting. They will be planning the media coverage in their groups before the event and following the progress during the event, maintaining team dynamics, editing the media outcomes and making sure they are delivered on time. Facilitator of graphic design/layouting workshop will be also responsible for highlighting the main message / spirit of the event as well as bringing her/his personality in the work. Media Facilitators will report to the Project coordinator and Assistant of project coordinator. Additionally they will help during recruiting process.
The candidates should have at least two years of experience working in one of the mentioned media formats, experience in team coordination, strong editing skills and sense of style, tech-savvy and able to deliver quality results under pressuring deadlines. Experience in mentoring journalists is an asset.
EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
The candidate will have at least one year of experience in communications and/or PR. S/he will be tech-savvy and able to work independently. The candidate should be able to write powerful, short texts, which cuts into the heart of the issue as well as official press-releases. The candidate will be proficient in social media management and will have experience working with multimedia format. Experience in design is an asset. S/he will be reporting to the Project Coordinator and Assistant of project coordinator.
Costs – citizens or legal residents of the EU Members States
Team members’ travel costs (specific conditions apply, more information will be given after you have been selected) will be reimbursed by the European Parliament 1-2 weeks after the event, upon submission of all necessary documents (forms for completion and instructions will be sent by the European Parliament prior to the event). The European Parliament will also pay up to three per-diems of 540 Euros in total to team members involved in the project to cover accommodation and meals in Brussels. They need to provide a copy of their valid press card or a letter of instruction from their editor stating that they work as a paid journalist, accompanied by a copy of their identity card or passport. The lump sums will be paid at the same time with the travel reimbursement, 1 to 2 weeks after the event. Team members will have to arrange their own travel. European Youth Press will assist with finding the accommodation in Brussels. Team members are responsible to provide the European Parliament with all necessary documents for reimbursement.
Attention: for team members living in Brussels no lump sums or travel costs will be paid.
Costs – citizens or legal residents of the EU neighbouring countries
Participants’ travel costs (up to 250 Euros, specific conditions apply, more information will be given after you have been selected) will be reimbursed by the European Youth Press up to 1 month after submission of all necessary documents (reimbursement form will be sent by the EYP prior to the event). The European Youth Press will also reimburse accommodation, local transportation, and meals costs in amount of up to 200 Euros in total to team members involved in the project. They need to provide originals of the corresponding documents (receipts, invoices) and EYP reimbursement form. The sum will be paid at the same time with the travel reimbursement, up to 1 month after the event. Participants will have to arrange their own travel. European Youth Press will assist with finding the accommodation in Brussels. Team members are responsible to provide the European Youth Press with all necessary documents requested for reimbursement 1 month after the event the latest.
Application and deadline
Please apply by filling in this form. Highlight how you comply with the profile of team member we are looking for. Please don’t send us any application documents via e-mail, as we cannot take them into consideration.
Application deadline: August 20, 23:59 CET.
For any questions, please send an email with the subject “EYMD team questions” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to working with you in the European Parliament in Brussels!