European Youth Media Days 2013 – call for team

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We are looking for 15 young motivated journalists to become part of the team that will organise the 2013 edition of the European Youth Media Days, one of the biggest events for young media-makers in Europe. Team members will facilitate the eight media workshops and will assist participants and the organisers during the three days of the event. They will also be in charge of communicating and promoting the event across Europe.

The 2013 edition of European Youth Media Days, which is organised by the European Parliament in collaboration with the European Youth Press – network of young media makers, will take place in the European Parliament from October 15 to 17 2013.

120 young journalists aged between 18 and 30 will have the chance to report from inside the European Parliament on current issues relating to the EU and the upcoming parliamentary elections.

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 to communicate with participants coming from the 28 EU member states. 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 a few hours a week to the European Youth Media Days from the moment they are chosen to be part of the team. They are expected to arrive in Brussels on October 14 and leave after 19h00 on October 17. The position is voluntary. 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.

Costs

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 of 540 Euros 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 from their editor stating that they work as a journalist. 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.

European Youth Press 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 August 1, 2013, 23h59 CET.

Please apply by sending a CV and a motivation letter in which you highlight how you comply with the profile of a EYMD team member at applications@youthpress.org . Please put “EYMD team” in the subject line.

For any questions, please send an email with the subject “EYMD team questions” to questions@youthmediadays.eu.

We look forward to working with you in the European Parliament in Brussels!