World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


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Starting date: 
Beginning of April 2017

Mexico City, Mexico


WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Mexico City, Singapore and India, is the global organisation 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 Assistant Coordinator, WAN-IFRA LATAM for our LATAM office based in Mexico City, Mexico.


Your tasks

Become a fundamental part of WAN-IFRA’s LATAM team by leading new activities on your own and supporting key elements of WAN-IFRA’s ongoing work in the region. 

  • Be responsible for WAN-IFRA LATAM’s communication platforms (social media, website, blog)
  • Provide logistical support in event organization and planning
  • Provide assistance to LATAM Manager
  • Channel membership requests and manage member relations
  • Monitor news and trends of the media industry at a regional and international level and report to Manager


Your profile

We’re looking for a proactive, communicative and multi-disciplinary candidate to work hand in hand with our LATAM Manager and help us expand WAN-IFRA’s activities in the region

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration / Marketing / Journalism / Social & Political Sciences / Communication or similar
  • 1 to 3 years of previous office-based work experience
  • Fluent in spoken and written Spanish – advanced spoken and written English is a must
  • Fluent written and oral English is an asset
  • Portuguese intermediate level or more is an asset
  • Good knowledge of social media platforms, MS Office
  • Knowledge of web design, HTML and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop) is an asset
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, outgoing
  • Punctual, trustworthy, organized
  • Able to work under stressful situations
  • Excellent written and communicational skills
  • Strong interest in journalism, digital media and digital business


Your benefits

Enrich your professional profile by working in an international organization that represents the news media industry worldwide. 

  • The opportunity to work for an international organization and be part of a multinational team
  • Gain unique insight of the news media industry and knowledge of its major trends in LATAM and the world
  • Gain invaluable experience in project management, customer relations, social media campaigns and editorial work
  • Possibility of renewal at the end of contract



Full time job

Fix salary in Mexican pesos according to profile

Area of work: Condesa/Roma/Juárez districts


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


Rodrigo Bonilla




Starting date: 
Principios de Abril 2017

Ciudad de México, México



WAN-IFRA es la Asociación Mundial de Diarios y Editores de Noticias. Representa más de 18,000 publicaciones, 3,000 empresas y 5,000 sitios web es la organización global de la prensa y los medios de información y trabaja en la promoción y la defensa de la libertad de información y en pos de la sustentabilidad de las empresas periodísticas. Con sedes en París, Francia y Fráncfort, Alemania, WAN-IFRA cuenta con filiales y representaciones en Ciudad de México, Singapur e India y provee servicios a sus miembros y a empresas periodísticas a nivel mundial, a través de investigación, informes, eventos, viajes de estudio y su amplia red global de directivos de medios de información. Su misión fundamental es la defensa y la promoción de la libertad de prensa, el periodismo de calidad, la integridad editorial y el desarrollo de negocios sustentables.

WAN-IFRA está en búsqueda de un coordinador asistente para las oficinas de WAN-IFRA LATAM en Ciudad de México



Ser parte fundamental del equipo LATAM de WAN-IFRA liderando actividades nuevas y apoyando elementos clave del trabajo de WAN-IFRA en la región.

• Ser responsable de las plataformas de comunicación de WAN-IFRA LATAM (medios sociales, sitio web, blog)

• Proporcionar apoyo logístico en la organización y planificación de eventos

• Proporcionar asistencia al Gerente de LATAM

• Canalizar solicitudes de miembros y gerenciar relaciones con estos útlimos

• Monitorear las noticias y tendencias de la industria de los medios a nivel regional e internacional reportando al Gerente



Estamos buscando un candidato proactivo, comunicativo y multidisciplinario para trabajar de la mano con nuestro Gerente de LATAM y ayudarnos a expandir las actividades de WAN-IFRA en la región

• Licenciatura en Administración de Empresas / Ciencias Sociales y Políticas / Comunicación / Marketing / Periodismo / o similar

• 1 a 3 años de experiencia laboral

• Fluidez en el español hablado y escrito - inglés hablado y escrito avanzado es una necesidad

• Inglés fluido escrito y oral es recomendado

• Nivel intermedio portugués o más es recomendado

• Buen conocimiento de las plataformas de medios sociales, MS Office

• El conocimiento de diseño web, HTML y Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop) es recomendado

• Entusiasmo, motivación, buen trato en lo social

• Puntualidad, confiabilidad, organización

• Capacidad de trabajar bajo situaciones de estrés

• Excelentes habilidades escritas y comunicacionales

• Fuerte interés en periodismo, medios digitales y negocios digitales



Enriquezca su perfil profesional trabajando en una organización internacional que representa a la industria de los medios de comunicación en todo el mundo.

• La oportunidad de trabajar para una organización internacional y formar parte de un equipo multinacional

• Obtener una visión única de la industria de los medios de comunicación y el conocimiento de sus principales tendencias en LATAM y el mundo

• Obtener valiosos contactos en la industria de los medios de comunicación en LATAM y el mundo

• Obtener una valiosa experiencia en gestión de proyectos, relación al cliente, campañas de redes sociales, trabajos editoriales, marketing y organización de eventos

• Viajes a América Latina

• Posibilidad de renovación al final del contrato



Trabajo de tiempo completo

Salario fijo en pesos mexicanos según perfil

Área de trabajo: Condesa / Roma / Juárez 

Esperamos recibir su solicitud. Por favor, envíe su solicitud por correo electrónico en un archivo, incluyendo su carta de motivación, CV y sus referencias a:

Rodrigo Bonilla

Gerente, WAN-IFRA LATAM - E-mail:

Starting date: 

Paris, France

Internship with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)

Position: Internship with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)
Location: Paris, France
Duration: 6 months, full time
Remuneration: 554,60 € p/m, + meal vouchers and transport costs

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is offering a full time internship for a highly motivated and engaged candidate to work across its media freedom, media policy and media innovation departments on a range of exciting projects that are at the core of the organisation’s global mandate to serve the news industry.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong analytical, research, data management and organisational skills;
  • A high level of written and oral communication skills in English (native-level speakers will be prioritised);
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Experience in using Web tools and working across online platforms (websites, social media, etc.);
  • Proficiency in the MS Office suite and general aptitude for technology;
  • Experience designing and/or carrying out research methodologies as well as compiling and interpreting large amounts of data (desirable);
  • Knowledge of Spanish (written and spoken) would be a desirable asset for this role

 S/he will also:

  • Be pursuing to an advanced stage university-level qualifications in humanities, media/journalism, technology and its application, international relations, development, human rights, law, or related fields;
  • Ideally have had prior experience working, interning or volunteering in: journalism, communications, development, international organisations, human rights, non-profit sectors, technology companies and/or start up enterprises;
  • Have a demonstrable interest in some, or all, of the following: the media, technological innovation, issues pertaining to media freedom, international law or policy, a general awareness of human rights and development issues.

Scope of work:

Providing research support across media freedom monitoring, media policy and innovation cases in news media. Contribute to mapping and reporting findings across all three areas.

Providing Communications support to help curate, update and moderate a range of online platforms, manage contacts, assist in producing communications materials, and diffuse work across social media channels.

Providing Logistical support for workshop preparation and onsite event management, as needed.

About the role:


The candidate would be expected to divide his/her time between the following departments:


WAN-IFRA’s Media Freedom department has a global mandate to monitor and inform on media freedom violations and threats to freedom of expression. Detailed project work focuses on advocacy and development in over 20 countries worldwide, while its established position within the global community of freedom of expression organisations sees WAN-IFRA act and react on behalf of a worldwide membership to a range of issues related to media freedom, including the safety and protection of journalists, legislative impediments, access to information and censorship in all its forms.


WAN-IFRA’s Media Policy department recognises that the news publishing industry is experiencing transformation at an ever-growing pace, with new policy issues arising as the landscape changes. Much of this is related to digital publishing and the flow of information online. Our aim is to foster knowledge-sharing that allows policy experts and publishers to come together to contribute their views on where the industry is headed, and to voice the opinion of news media across the various platforms where debate on regulation and policy take place. We focus on selected policy issues, this year in particular sees us tackling privacy/the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ and Internet governance, with the goal of monitoring and analysing the relevant developments through our website and associated events. For this role, legal studies would be a plus.


WAN-IFRA’s Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI) focuses on five main topic areas relevant to the future of news media companies, news professionals, and news consumers:

1         New platforms/distribution channels: mobility, wear-ability, the Internet of Things (smart cities, connected homes, connected cars, connected devices);

2         New forms of narrative and storytelling: immersive content, VR, 360° video, social media;

3         Data exploration: big data, data visualisation, automatic generation of content;

4         Technology enablers: privacy, security;

5         Multiple media convergence: interoperability, standards (IPTC, etc.)


To apply:


Please send your CV along with two recent examples of (unedited) written work and a letter of motivation telling us why you would be appropriate for the role and what you believe are the main challenges facing today’s global media, to the following address:


Applicants must possess a convention de stage to be considered eligible for this position.



WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Mexico City, Singapore and India, is the global organisation 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.


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Starting date: 
April 2017 – June 2018

Paris, France

Project Background

WAN-IFRA through its Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI) have joined INJECT, a research and innovation action funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 funding framework. Other partners in this 18 months long project include inter alia The City University London, the Institut d'études politiques de Paris and several Norwegian Media SME’s.

INJECT ’s objective is to transfer new digital technologies to news organisations to improve the creativity and the productivity of journalists, in order to increase the competitiveness of European news and media organisations. To achieve this objective, INJECT will extend and aggregate new digital services and tools already developed by consortium members to support journalist creativity and efficiency, and integrate the services and tools with current CMSs and journalist work tools in order to facilitate their uptake and use in newsrooms.


Role Description
The INJECT Project Coordinator will be responsible for leading WAN-IFRA/GAMI’s tasks and responsibilities in the INJECT consortium and through the whole cycle of the project until June 2018 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 tools created during the INJECT project.


Principle Tasks

  • Establish and maintain regular contact with all INJECT partners and INJECT broader network (the INJECT ecosystem)

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

  • Raise public awareness for INJECT and more specifically coordinate and help all partners to raise public awareness of the INJECT consortium and its first ecosystem;

  • Awareness raising activities could include:

  • organizing workshops in related conferences and other events for presenting early research results, the planned first ecosystem;

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

  • setting up an interest group involving organizations and SMEs interested in the results of different INJECT activities and results, using social networking;

  • 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, to use one or more INJECT digital services;

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

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

  • Contribute to ensure an effective market uptake of the INJECT digital services


Other tasks

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

  • When requested, contribute to the mapping of the global media innovation environment by:

    • Profile existing media labs/innovation projects involving media

    • Research and outline relevant start up communities

    • Identify relevant academic institutions



  • Fluent spoken and written English

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Previous project management experience

  • Considerable experience with and outreach to the news media industry and more specifically to journalists and newsroom staff

  • 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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