Deadline: 5 March, 2015 (extended)
Open to: 30 young journalist students from Romania, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Austria, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia
Benefits: accommodation covered for 40 days in Macedonia, pocket money for the duration of the project and travel expenses to/from Macedonia
Mladiinfo International is inviting 30 young journalist students from 15 European countries to participate in the “Let’s Play Handball – Sport Reporting Volunteering” EVS Large Scale project!
In 2015, Macedonia hosts the 17th European Women’s Youth Handball Championship. Within this project, we want to tackle the challenges of lack of interest among young people in sports and lack of professional training for young people during their studies. Therefor, the “Let’s Play Handball – Sport Reporting Volunteering” EVS Large Scale is an opportunity for 30 journalist students to spend 40 days in Macedonia (22 July – 31 August, 2015) and to go more deeply into journalism and multimedia, to produce articles and other multimedia contents that will document the course of the Women’s Youth Handball Championship.
Before the start of the tournament that will take place from 12 to 24 August, 2015, Mladiinfo will organize training for the selected volunteers for mastering their roles as sport journalists in the event. The training will consist of:
- Orientation meeting (3 days: participants get to know among each others, their coordinators and the program);
- Sport journalism workshops (5 days: participants work closely with two sport journalists and boost their skills how to cover sport events and produce high quality materials);
- Web-content workshop (5 days: participant produce various media contents and learn webpage postings, editorial of photos, videos etc / launch of a special webpage that the volunteers will use for reporting while the Championship is ongoing).
The 30 volunteering positions will be comprised by the following profiles:
12 Journalists: The ideal candidates should be graduates or students in the last year of journalism, or freelance media makers/journalists who actively contribute to some new or traditional media and have at least 6-month work experience. Applicants are expected to be familiar with the basis of some video-editing programme as well as to have general idea of camera recording.
3 Cameramen/3 Photo journalists: The ideal candidate should possess and know how to work with a suitable photo/ camera and other recording equipment. Applicants should have a year of experience in photography/recording shots as a professional cameraman or as a freelancer. Knowledge of computer software and hardware, electronics and media production is more than welcomed.
4 Video Editors: Eligible candidates should be already experienced with video-editing (more than a year of freelancing or work experience) and should be able to use some video-editing programmes independently (such as Adobe Premiere, Movie Plus, Movavi Video Editor, Windows Movie Maker etc.)
4 Web-page Editors: We look for young media makers familiar with Content Management Systems (CMS), Drupal, WordPress, Joomla and/or some other publishing platforms. They should also have at least one-year experience working as young journalists/media makers and preferably, they should have educational background in journalism. Experience in media management and editing will be considered as a plus.
4 Social Media Gurus: In-depth knowledge of social media channels is required (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) as well as experience with management of a Facebook fan page, active Twitter profile or similar activities.
Eligible countries: Romania, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Austria, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.
Notice: Candidates doesn’t need to have a sending organization. But please note that candidates should not have been EVS volunteers previously. This needs be their first EVS Service. After this short-term EVS project, the selected EVS volunteer can apply for another EVS long-term project up to 10 months in another country!
All costs for participation (accommodation, pocket money, travel to/from Macedonia) in the project will be covered for the selected volunteers. Regarding the travel costs, please check the travel rate per country listed in the official call.
How to Apply?
In applying for a volunteer position for the “Let’s Play Handball – Sport Reporting Volunteering” project, you need to fill in the application form available HERE.
Within the application form, assure that you demonstrate:
- your previous experience in journalism by providing links of samples of your work;
- briefly describe your educational background and;
- answer what motivates you to take participation in this EVS Large Scale Project.
Deadline for submitting the application is extended until 5 March, 2015. Please send the application to the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject of your e-mail please indicate the name of the EVS project.
Selection of 2 (two) successful candidates per country will be made until 15th of March, 2015.
For more information please go through THE OFFICIAL CALL available HERE.