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Starting date: 
asap
Location: 

Paris/France

Innovation Officer, Strengthening Media & Society Programme

 

December 2016 – December 2017

 

Programme

WAN-IFRA’s Strengthening Media and Society Media Freedom Programme seeks to build the internal capacity of media in developing countries and fragile states by strengthening digital actors, creating linkages between media, and empowering women media leaders. The programme addresses the media freedom environment in which media operate and attempts to strengthen the link between media and society as a means of promoting transparency, accountability and human rights. It is a two-year, €2 million initiative supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Operating in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda.

 

Role Description
The Innovation Manager will guide participants through the innovation cycle of the Strengthening Media & Society programme. From the initial submission of applications, through a period of incubation until the presentation of final projects, the IM will accompany SMS participants in the realisation of their innovation ideas. By the end of 2017, the IM will have curated a minimum of four SMS projects through to a stage of practical application in the newsroom.

 

Principle tasks

  • Establish and maintain regular contact with all SMS innovation project teams

  • Identify needs of each individual project and facilitate communication between project teams and relevant experts/advisors/mentors, etc.

  • Assist in developing an innovation ‘toolkit’ specific to each project outlining how best a project can be assisted by the available experts engaged in the SMS programme

  • Weekly liaison on progress with Regional Managers and SMS project staff

  • Manage the innovation calendar:

    • One-on-one sessions

    • Webinars (in coordination with the Distance Learning Manager)

    • Tutorials

    • Peer-to-peer learning

  • Document and share the story of innovation from the SMS programme

  • Manage and run a dedicated ‘Innovation Network’ amongst participants, project staff, experts and advisors; manage communications, curate media and social media content, contribute to the SMS newsletter, post to the WAN-IFRA website and blog, etc.

  • Maintain a detailed write-up of each project for inclusion in reporting and case study/presentation purposes

  • Manage innovation ‘study tours’ whereby participants visit existing centres of excellence for innovation

  • Contribute to the mapping of the innovation environment in each country/region:

    • Profile existing media labs/innovation projects involving media

    • Research and outline relevant start up communities, encourage communication and collaboration with SMS participants

    • Identify relevant academic institutions, encourage communication and collaboration with SMS participants

  • Assist with the set up and management of innovation events, on-site visits, conferences, presentations, etc., as necessary

 

Requirements

  • High level of knowledge in some or all of the following areas: media innovation, technology and ICT, press freedom, human rights, media development

  • Previous project management experience

  • 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

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Experience of remote working a plus

  • Native English speaker, other languages a plus

 

To apply

Please submit a CV together, with two writing samples and a one-page (maximum) overview of how you believe innovation in media can have a positive influence on society, to job@wan-ifra.org.

 

 

About

The Media Innovation for Development call, part of WAN-IFRA’s Strengthening Media and Society in Developing Countries and Fragile States programme,offers participants and media who present interesting media innovation projects with a proven impact in society, to benefit from a one-year long accelerator and mentoring process by the Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI) and the WAN-IFRA network. A 5,000€ grant will be awarded to the most outstanding project from each region.

 

The projects

SMS participants have been asked to dream big on behalf of their organisations, or to cooperate with colleagues from other media to develop a collaborative project. Their innovation ideas should take advantage of their skills (editorial, investigative reporting, technology, etc.) and put them to use in the interests of society. Projects should reaffirm the need for media, and media’s need for a strong community.

 

The goal is to get SMS participants to the point of having a pitch that could feasibly work, whether they’re convincing their boss, speaking to the bank, or meeting with a potential investor. The very best ideas will be invited to join a global pitch contest for the opportunity of winning a 5,000€ grant to take things to the next level.

 

 

Starting date: 
asap
Location: 

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, Marketing for Middle East (f/m, full-time)

for our Middle East team based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Duration: 3 - 6 month starting November 2016

In this position you will assist the Director Middle East with the marketing, organization and production of our regional flagship event “Annual Middle East Conference 2017”, which will take place in UAE or KSA in Feb/March 2017.

 

Your tasks

  • Assisting the Project Manager and Marketing Manager

    • 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

    • 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 and Arabic is a must.

    • 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

 

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

    • To be involved in Arabic events and communication building

    • 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

 

WAN-IFRA

Mechthild Schimpf

Director Middle East
 Rotfeder-Ring 11

60327 Frankfurt am Main

E-mail: mechthild.schimpf@wan-ifra.org

 

 

Starting date: 
asap
Location: 

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: elena.perotti@wan-ifra.org

 

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.

 

More information at www.wan-ifra.org

Starting date: 
asap
Location: 

Frankfurt a. M., Germany

The 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 Event Coordinator reports to the Director of EMEA.

  

Starting date:  As soon as possible.

Location:  Based in Frankfurt

 

Key Responsibilities

 

Events

  • Assist in ensuring proactive planning, communication and scheduling of a wide variety of WAN-IFRA events in the EMEA 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.

Benefits

  • 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

Details

  • 39 hours per week (negotiable)
  • Start date: ASAP

Please send your application and CV to

job@wan-ifra.org

Starting date: 
as soon as possible
Location: 

Chennai, India

WAN-IFRA South Asia is the subsidiary of WAN-IFRA, the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers, based in Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore and India. The South Asia office is based in Chennai, India.

 

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.

 

For our South Asia Events team, we are looking for a

Manager - Sales & Events (f/m, fulltime position)

based in Chennai, India.

 

You will be responsible for managing conference and exhibition stand sales at our South Asia Events.

 

Your role will consist primarily of developing new sales leads, account management of existing customers and management of our events in the region.

 

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

 

You will fit perfectly into our team, if you…

  • have excellent communication and organization skill

  • have 5 years of sales experience, especially in B2B sales

  • have experience in working with email marketing and social media tools

  • are a tenacious and a self motivated

  • comfortable working in a small team

  • are strongly interested in the media industry.

  

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 Expo and events brands for the future

  • be part of a truly international working environment

  • competitive compensation package

  

Our business language is English. Knowledge of Hindi will be advantageous.

 

 

Please submit your application and CV in English language with a) your salary expectation and b) the earliest day you can start working at WAN-IFRA South Asia by email to:

 

infoindia@wan-ifra.org

 

 

Starting date: 
April 2017 – June 2018
Location: 

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

 

Requirements

  • 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:

job@wan-ifra.org

 

 

Starting date: 
asap
Location: 

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany, with subsidiaries in 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.

We run two major Global Events, our World Publishing Expo and the World News Media Congress, with the support of key sponsors and exhibitors.

For our Global Events team, we are looking for a

Sales Executive (f/m, fulltime position)

based in Frankfurt/Germany.

Reporting to the Global Events Sales Manager, you will be responsible for exhibition stand sales at our Global Events.

A confident sales approach and an excellent telephone manner will be expected of you, as well as previous experience in B2B sales. You will be fluent in German (essential) and comfortable speaking with high level international decision makers. Excellent English language skills are also required as you will be generating business with large and international organisations worldwide.

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, Regional and Digital Events as well as printed and online publications.

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 sales experience (ideally in exhibitions)
            • …are tenacious and a self motivated
              • …have experience in working with CRM software and email marketing     tools
              • …are comfortable working in a small team
        • …are fluent in English and German (essential). Other language skills are an asset
    • …are strongly interested in the media industry

  

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 Expo and Congress brands for the future
    • be part of a truly international working environment
    • competitive performance-related compensation package

  

Our business language is English. The work location is our office in Frankfurt.

Starting Date: as soon as possible

 

Please submit your application and CV in English language with your salary expectation and the earliest day you can start working at WAN-IFRA by email to

 

Matthias Huth

WAN-IFRA CH Human Resources

job@wan-ifra.org

 

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