Join European Youth Press’ Orange Magazine Team to Cover Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2016 in Bonn, Germany (fully-funded)
Deadline: April 17, 2016
The European Youth Press’ Orange Magazine is looking for young multimedia journalists, radio journalists, photographers and video-makers from all over the world to cover this year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum taking place in Bonn, Germany from 13th to 15th June 2016. The annual Forum provides an excellent avenue for young journalists to sharpen their skills while learning from peers and experts in the field.
The Orange Magazine provides an avenue for young journalists and young change makers to collaborate and work together by producing youth-inspired pieces for print and online editions during the coverage of international media events.
Benefits and Cost
Travel and accommodation will be provided for. Each participant must apply for their own visa to Germany according to local embassy rules.
- Successful applicants will undergo editorial training before and during the event to produce multimedia pieces related to this year’s forum topic: Media. Freedom. Values.
- The stories produced at the event will be submitted with Orange Magazine and the participant’s home media. (The 2015 print issue is here and the online issue is here).
- Open to young multimedia journalists, radio journalists, photographers and video-makers from all over the world
- Applicants should be aged between 18 and 30
The Orange Magazine team is seeking applicants for below positions:
- Two Photographers:
- Responsibilities: The photographer will take pictures during the event, which will be published in the print edition of the Orange Magazine, on the Orange Magazine website, Facebook/Twitter and social media pages, and newsletters. The photographer is expected to bring his own equipment and edit his or her own pictures on Photoshop/Aperture to ensure quality publishing.
- Eligibility: You will have to provide your own camera equipment and demonstrate previous experience in photography (via an online portfolio).
- Application: Please send a CV and a portfolio with your pictures.
- Two Video Journalists:
- Responsibilities: The video team will create a series of 3-5 two-minute videos, which will include among others: forum highlights, interviews with speakers, and longer themed features.
- Eligibility: Experience in video production, shooting, editing and camera shooting. You will have to provide your own camera equipment, including tripod.
- Application: Please send a CV, three video work samples (those related to the forum topic is a plus), and your story pitch (approximately 300 words) for a feature story related to the forum that you would like to make during or before the event in a media format relevant to your application.
- Two Radio Journalists:
- Responsibilities: The radio team will create a series of 3-5 minute podcasts and radio news or features, which will include: forum overviews during plenaries, interviews with key speakers, and longer themed features, or a combination of any of the mentioned.
- Eligibility: Experience in radio production (including recording, script planning, editing/scoring, final packaging and upload of radio reports). You will have to provide your own digital audio recording equipment, including a digital mic.
- Application: Please send a CV, three radio work samples (those related to the forum topic is a plus), and your story pitch (approximately 300 words) for a feature story related to the forum that you would like to make during or before the event in a media format relevant to your application
- One Social Media Journalist
- Responsibilities: The social media journalist will handle the updates for the team during the three-day forum. He or she will work closely with the rest of the team to provide updates and snapshots of key activities at the plenary and breakout sessions to update the Orange Magazine social networking sites: LinkedIn, Instagram, Infogram, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Facebook and Twitter.
- Eligibility: Social media experience required, having blog or twitter accounts are an asset.
- Application: Please send CV and/or examples of blog/Twitter/Facebook or other social media page as well as a social media plan for the team’s coverage and materials to prove your expertise.
- Five Print and Web Journalists:
- Responsibilities: All print and web journalists will help in producing text stories for the Orange Magazine print edition to be distributed during the forum. Each will submit at least one pre-event story on their country in relation to the forum theme: “Media. Freedom. Values.” At the event, they will be assigned stories and topics for coverage, while working with the rest of the team.
- Eligibility: All materials will be produced in English so participants must have a good working proficiency in the language. As an international team, successful applicants must be able to enjoy working with people from different cultural backgrounds. Social media and multimedia skill sets are an advantage.
- Application: Please send a CV, three print / online work samples (those related to the forum topic is a plus), and your story pitch (approximately 300 words) for a feature story related to the forum that you would like to make during or before the event in a media format relevant to your application.
How to Apply
- Apply by completing this Application Form (Or: http://tinyurl.com/OrangeDWGMF2016)
- Send your CV with photos to: [email protected].
- Social Media Journalist applicants can send their social media plans together with their CVs.
- For applicants with media samples not available on the web, please post a Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. link of the folder file for download.
NOTE: Selected participants to be notified by: 22 April 2016 (Friday). Please note that submissions that are not in English, and/or are incomplete and/or have arrived after the deadline will NOT be considered.
For more information, visit European Youth Press Call.