World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


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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), Deutsche Welle 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 Manager 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:



Starting date: 
as soon as possible


The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is looking for a dynamic membership manager. As the leading global association for news publishers, we are committed to fostering international cooperation among publishers; sharing best practice in both business and technology; working as a representative trade body to take up common matters impacting news media business; elaborate and advance quality standards in the production value chain; and engage with public authorities, institutions, and other trade bodies to promote press freedom and the independence of news media organisations


WAN-IFRA is looking for a Membership Development Manager to develop and grow our membership internationally.




Reporting to the CEO and working closely with other departments in our main Frankfurt office and regional offices in France, India, Mexico and Singapore, you will help develop and deliver the Membership recruitment and retention plan to meet agreed annual targets. You will:

  • Deliver net growth in membership on an annual basis.
  • Increase the engagement with current members.
  • As the owner of the membership ‘pitch’, develop membership marketing collaterals using internal and external resources.
  • Coach staff on a member-centric approach.
  • Deliver membership pitches to senior executives.
  • Build and maintain communities of interest for our publisher members.
  • Develop and maintain conversations with our communities across channels including social media channels.
  • Undertake market research in areas such as member benefit analysis, as well as satisfaction and competition analyses.
  • Help to ensure our new Salesforce CRM installation and upcoming website development supports membership priorities.


Who We are Looking For


We are looking for a person who enjoys working in an international environment, with a can-do attitude. The right candidate should have a passion for a sustainable news industry.


The candidate should have:

  • 4-5 years of work experience in the news media industry.
  • Sound knowledge of sales and marketing strategies and techniques.
  • Good command of written and spoken English. Fluency in German will be a plus.
  • Excellent networking skills with an ability to engage people at senior levels. Should be comfortable in moderating, chairing meetings and working groups
  • Knowledge of CRM databases such as Sales Force is desirable.
  • Ambitious, resilient and clear focus on delivery
  • Willingness to travel.

WAN-IFRA offers excellent working conditions, in a friendly professional environment. We provide equal employment opportunities and values diversity. Please send your CV to Matthias Huth, WAN-IFRA, Rotfeder-Ring 11, 60327 Frankfurt or by email at


  WAN-IFRA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, union membership or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and development.   WAN-IFRA supports and encourages under-represented groups and values diversity. Employment with WAN-IFRA and progression within employment is determined only by personal merit. We do this by applying criteria which are related to the duties and conditions of each particular post and the needs of the organisation. No applicant for a staff appointment or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another on the grounds of sex, gender reassignment, marital/civil partnership or parental status, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or age. Ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.


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