We are looking for 15 young motivated journalists to become part of the team that will organise the 2012 edition of the European Youth Media Days, the biggest event for young media makers in Europe. Team members will facilitate the ten media workshops and will assist participants during the three days of the event. They will also be in charge of communicating and promoting the event across Europe.
The 2012 edition of European Youth Media Days organized by the European Parliament in collaboration with “European Youth Press – Network of young media makers” will take place in the European Parliament between 16-18 October, 2012.
100 young journalists aged between 18 and 30 will have the chance to report from inside the European parliament on the economic crisis that is currently threatening Europe:
“How to survive the crisis as an entrepreneur journalist? How to address the social effects of crisis? How to explain European policies in times of austerity? What is the impact of crisis on youth? “ These will be the topics covered by the event.
Being part of the organising team, you will get a significant insight into the world of media and politics at European level. You will also have the chance to build a European-wide network of contacts and gain project management skills. You will have the opportunity to interact with members of the European Parliament, professional journalists and experts and engage in intercultural exchange with the participants and the other members of the team. The position is voluntary.
The ideal candidate will be motivated, proactive and will preferably have worked with people coming from different cultural backgrounds. He or she will have a journalism background and good communication, team spirit and organising skills. A good knowledge of English is necessary in order to communicate with participants coming from the 27 EU member states. Previous involvement in the EYMD or in other EYP project is a plus. Team members will have to be available online before the event and able to dedicate a few hours a week to EYMD. They are expected to arrive in Brussels on the 15th of October and leave after 19h00 on the 18th of October. The position is voluntary. Team members will have to be journalists and citizens or residents of the European Union.
Team members’ travel costs (specific conditions apply, more information will be given after you have been selected) will be reimbursed by the European Parliament 4 to 6 weeks after the event, upon submission of all necessary documents (that will be sent by the European Parliament prior to the event). The European Parliament will also pay a lump sum to team members involved in the project to cover accommodation and meals in Brussels. which is 540 Euros for working journalists (who need to provide a copy of a valid press card or a letter from their editor stating that they work as a journalist) and 270 Euros to journalism students or interns (who need to provide a letter from their university or from the organisation they are interning at). The lump sums will be paid at the same time with the travel reimbursement, 4 to 6 weeks after the event. Team members will have to arrange their own travel. EYP will assist with accommodation arrangements in Brussels. Team members are responsible to provide the European Parliament with all necessary documents requested for reimbursement. Attention: for participants living in Brussels no lump sum or travel cost will be paid.
Application and deadline
Applications deadline is 15th of July 2012.
Please apply by uploading a CV and a motivation letter in which you highlight how you comply with the profile of team member we are looking for at applications.youthpress.org.
We look forward to working with you in the European Parliament in Brussels!