Traineeship: Press Freedom Advocacy and Fundraising
The Vienna-based South and East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists from South East and Central Europe, is looking for interns to engage in a range of activities addressing global press freedom issues and fundraising.
Duties and responsibilities
For a period between 3 months and 1 year the intern will be responsible for a range of activities, including:
- Advising and reporting on press freedom issues (English)
- Drafting press releases, letters of protest and reports on press freedom issues (English)
- Contributing to campaigns and projects (English, German, one SEEMO language)
- Liaising with media representatives and SEEMO members;
- Completing administrative office tasks;
- Fundraising for an NGO (English, German).
Applicants should have experience in or in-depth knowledge of South East and Central Europe (politics, economics, geography, human rights), and preferably also experience in the area of fundraising. There is no degree requirement, but applicants with degrees in international relations, economics, languages, journalism, law or politics are particularly encouraged to apply. The applicants should have a home-address in Vienna or organise accommodation in Vienna for the duration of the training on their own or can apply to a long - distance internship.
Strong written and spoken English skills (to the level of native language speaker) are required, if possbile also German skills and familiarity with at least one language from South East and Central Europe (see list of SEEMO countries), would be a plus. Interviews will involve an evaluation of English speaking abilities. Potential candidates may also be asked to complete a test for purposes of evaluating their writing skills.
This is a demanding position, and requires a high degree of self-initiative and flexibility. Applicants should also have strong interpersonal and multicultural skills, and be able to work independently and meet deadlines.
How to Apply
Please send an email with your CV, a brief letter explaining your interest and suitability for the position, and a list of two references to: Oliver Vujovic, SEEMO Secretary General, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your application may also be sent by post to the following address:
Oliver Vujovic, SEEMO Secretary General
SEEMO (IPI office)
The position will remain open until filled.
Please be informed that SEEMO is unable to answer telephone queries regarding the above position.
The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), the Central European Initiative (CEI), Trieste, Italy, and Media Program South East Europe of the German Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) announce that the VI South East Europe Media Forum (SEEMF) will take place in Budva/Becici, Montenegro, from 22 to 23 October 2012. This year’s forum will analyse multifaceted challenges of journalism in the age of new media. Special panel discussions will be dedicated to social media and blogging, digital games as well as the use of new media to combat corruption.
The conference will be inaugurated by Montenegro’s president Filip Vujanovic. His welcome speech will be followed by an interview.
During the two-day conference, to be attended by more than 150 participants from 20 countries, Slovenian journalists Blaz Zgaga and Matej Surc will be presented with the CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism 2012. The jury also awarded a Special Investigative Diploma to the Albanian journalist Telnis Skuqi, a correspondent for Albania’s Telegraphic News Agency (ATA) in the town of Gjirokastra and a Special Mention was given to CIN Sarajevo for their remarkable contribution to investigative journalism in the region.
The evening discussion on 22 October will focus on media in Montenegro: “The Role of the State, Ownership Structure, Market Forces and Journalism.”
On 23 October, there will be four panel discussions:1) Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, You tube, Apps - Future of Media;2) Bloggers - Journalists or not? ; 3) New Media, Web Portals, Media Market, and 4) Journalists and Citizens: Online partnership against corruption. In addition, Emre Kizilkaya, editor of the Turkish daily Hurriyet, will have a presentation on Digital Games / New Games and Influence on Media.
SEEMF aims to promote exchanges and networking among media executives and leading journalists in South East and Central Europe. Previous SEEMF events took place in Zagreb (2007); Sofia (2008); Tirana (2009); Budapest (2010) and Belgrade (2011).