World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


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Starting date: 
As soon as possible

Frankfurt, Germany

To further support our continuously growing portfolio of activities, WAN-IFRA is looking to hire an Account Manager to join our international team based in Frankfurt.

Your role will consist primarily of developing new sales leads, booking appointments with prospective clients, account management of existing customers and negotiating optimal exhibition space and sponsorship packages across our portfolio of Global, Digital and Regional Events, as well as printed and online publications.

A confident sales approach and an excellent telephone manner will be expected of you, as well as previous experience in B2B sales.

An excellent command of English also is required as you will be generating business with large and international organisations worldwide.

Previous experience in exhibition sales and knowledge of the publishing industry will be valued.


You will fit perfectly into our team, if you


  • have excellent communication and organisational skills.

  • have 2-5 years B2B sales experience.

  • are tenacious and self-motivated.

  • have experience in working with CRM software and email marketing tools.

  • are strongly interested in the media industry.

  • are comfortable working in a small team, collaborating regularly with the different project managers to ensure the different sponsorship budgets are met.

  • possess flexibility traits to better cross-sell a large portfolio of events.

  • possess a positive, resourcefulness and adaptable attitude to better respond to a ever changing and challenging industry.

  • are fluent in English. Other language skills are an asset.

  • have a working permit for the European Union/Germany


 Your benefits:


  • be part of a truly unique, member-driven global association with an inspirational mandate to defend and promote press freedom.
  • get experience working with top executives in today’s top news brands & technology suppliers.

  • play a key role in building and developing our portfolio for the future.

  • be part of a truly international working environment.

  • performance-related compensation package.


Our business language is English.

Please send your application including salary expectation to:


Starting date: 
Wed, 2017-11-01

Frankfurt, Germany

WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore and India, is the global organization of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.


WAN-IFRA is looking for an


Intern for Global Events (f/m)


for our team based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Duration: 6 - 9 months starting November 2017 or later

In this position you will assist the responsible project managers with the marketing, organization and production of our global flagship event “World News Media Congress 2018”, which will take place in Portugal in June 2018.


Your tasks

    • Assisting the Project Managers

    • Advertise the event via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Xing, Linked-In)

    • Assisting with the production of marketing materials (web banners, posters, flyers, newsletters) in print and online

    • Writing content for our blog and website

    • Assisting with various administrative international event duties

    • Taking care of participants and speakers of the event (information letters, special requests)


Your profile

    • Graduate or Student (business administration / marketing management / tourism or similar)

    • Some previous office-based work experience

    • Fluent in spoken and written English is a must (Native speaker is a big plus)

    • Knowledge of German, Spanish or French is a big plus

    • Able to work with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop)

    • Excellent communication, time management and organizational skills

    • Knowledge of social media and MS Office, knowledge of HTML is an asset

    • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and outgoing

    • Work permit for Germany absolutely required


Your benefits
    • The opportunity to work for an international organization, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

    • Gain an insight into all aspects of project planning and management


    • An engaging, fun and international working environment, with many international contacts

    • Salary suitable for an internship

We are looking forward to receiving your application. Please send your application via email in one file, in- cluding your motivation letter, CV and your references to



Human Resources

Rotfeder-Ring 11

60327 Frankfurt am Main



Starting date: 


The Intern Event Coordinator will play an important role in supporting the organization and marketing of our events. This person will work closely with the event managers and the sales department. The Intern Event Coordinator reports to the Director of Europe and Africa.



Starting date: As soon as possible.

Location: Based in Frankfurt


Key Responsibilities



  • Assist in ensuring proactive planning, communication and scheduling of a wide variety of WAN-IFRA events in the Europe and Africa region.
  • Assist in managing pre- and on-site registration for all events and programmes.
  • Work with marketing and programme teams to plan and execute all marketing activities necessary to ensure successful events.
  • Assist in the programme content development for conferences.

Marketing & Communications

  • Website – assist with creating, editing and publishing content to the website
  • Support Social Media activities on Blog, Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skill Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of college completed
  • Fluent in English
  • Deep knowledge about Social Media channels
  • Strong interest in the future of the news publishing industry
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • We welcome candidates with project management experience or some know-how in working with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter; highly reliable
  • Professional when dealing with members, sponsors, and executive management
  • Embraces working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.


  • This candidate will develop a number of skill sets in project management, event execution, event planning, event budgeting, marketing and communications (email marketing, social media marketing)
  • Attend international events
  • Opportunity to network with professionals in the publishing industry
  • Salary is in accordance with German law governing internships programmes
Starting date: 
As soon as possible

Paris, France

Project Background

WAN-IFRA through its Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI) has joined CPN (Content Personalisation Network), a research and innovation action funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 funding framework. Other partners in this 30 months long project include inter alia VRT (Belgium Public Broadcaster) and Digital Catapult London.


The CPN Project aims for user data to be used and combined with content metadata through the use of advanced mapping technology in order to create better information distribution, while at the same time respecting user privacy at all cost.

From the viewpoint of the media consumer, the challenge is to enable a better delivery of news, insights and information in the right format at the right time, and better contextualized to the media consumer.

In short, the core of CPN is to create innovative ways in which content creators can structure content production, distribution and in-depth interaction with audiences: to connect millions of users to millions of content items while preserving the European media diversity.


Role Description
The CPN Project Coordinator will be responsible for leading WAN-IFRA/GAMI’s tasks and responsibilities in the CPN consortium and through the whole cycle of the project under the supervision of the GAMI Project Director and in coordination with the consortium leader. More specifically, she or he will be responsible for raising awareness about the project and its outcomes and ensuring an effective market dissemination of the digital tool created during the CPN project.


Principle Tasks

  • Establish and maintain regular contact with all CPN partners

  • Regular liaison and update on CPN progress with consortium coordinator and GAMI Project Director

  • Raise public awareness for CPN and more specifically coordinate and help all partners to raise public awareness of the CPN consortium

  • Awareness raising activities could include:

  • organising workshops in related conferences and other events for presenting early research results

  • participating in relevant national and European conferences, events and workshops related to CPN to disseminate all of its outputs;

  • Set up a dissemination network and dissemination mechanisms

  • use all partner contacts and networks to establish mechanisms of dissemination such as mailing lists, forums, and blogs; create and keep updating a list of recipients who wish to receive regular updates;

  • prepare and undertake targeted campaigns in news journalism to attract new members, in particular news and media SMEs

  • Disseminate information about CPN (write and manage communications, curate media and social media content (Twitter, LinkedIn etc.), contribute to the CPN newsletter, post to the CPN project website)

  • Maintain a detailed write-up of each action for inclusion in reporting and prepare and submit the final dissemination report


Other tasks

  • As necessary, assist with the set up and management of various GAMI workshops, events, on-site visits, conferences, presentations, etc.


  • Fluent spoken and written English

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Previous project management experience

  • Knowledge of Big Data in the context of Media and in particular ‘personalisation’ of media content

  • Considerable experience with and outreach to the news media industry

  • A strong, demonstrable interest in current developments in media and news publishing

  • Ability to work as part of a team, yet with a high degree of autonomy and self-motivation

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to deliver results to tight deadlines

  • Willingness to travel, if required

  • Experience of remote working a plus

  • Knowledge of WordPress a plus

  • Knowledge of the European Commission Horizon 2020 framework a plus

  • Valid working permission for France is necessary


To apply

Please submit a CV together with a one-page (maximum) cover letter to:



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