Editor, World Resources Forum 2013, Davos-Switzerland

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Come become part of  a fast moving global organizational environment! Student Reporter seeks for two project managers to lead an international team of students covering the World Resources Forum 2013 (WRF 2013) held in Davos-Switzerland, 6-9th October 2013.

We are looking for managers to lead in both managerial and editorial capacities – ideally, our teams comprise of one experienced project manager and one experienced editor (a call for those interested participating as a reporter can be found here). Listen to an interview with Student Reporter editor Caroline D´Angelo about her experience leading a team at the World Water Forum 2012, Marseille-France.

Candidates are expected to have experience in the following areas:

  • Working with senior management personnel
  • Leading and coordinating international teams in both an online and physical setting
  • Proven track record writing for an online audience
  • Interest in resource economics and management, business and sustainability

Additionally, applicants to the Editor position are expected to demonstrate an advanced ability to provide feedback on articles, show editorial experience, and have some knowledge of media editing.

Student Reporter has covered the World Resources Forum three consecutive times since its inception in 2009 (see WRF 2011 and WRF 2012). The project managers will be able to draw on a rich support system from the rest of the staff who have been involved with the WRF, and a fruitful partnership established with the organizers.

Project Dates:  30th April, 2013 – 30th November, 2013

Compensation: A stipend of 3,000 CHF; coverage of travel costs to Davos-Switzerland; conference fee, accommodation and food at the conference site.

Assignment details include:

  • Preparation of project management team (April 2013)
  • Selection of students to attend the program (30 April 2013)
  • Manage a training programme for the team in online journalism and conference blogging (May – September 2013)
  • Develop media coverage strategy (30 August 2013)
  • Provide pre and post conference training on-site (5, 6 and 10 October 2013)
  • Manage the team at the conference site (7-9 October, 2013)
  • Logistics (visas, accommodation, travel etc) and partner communication
  • Editing articles during training, conference, and post conference period until 30 November 2013
  • Workload is exptected to be 15 days for each project manager (online and on-site)

Candidates report to the Student Reporter management staff and will also receive online supervision support. Successful candidates are invited to join as Staff Writers or Associate Editors.

The deadline for applications is 15 April 2013. Please apply to admission@projourno.org with the following (write “PMWRF2013” in the email subject header):

  1. a resume;
  2. a motivation letter (including a focus either in project management or editorial skills);
  3. a critical opinion or satirical article (max 850 words) about the role of global media covering environmental sustainability issues; and
  4. a tentative coverage strategy of WRF 2013 (focus on content, not structure!), incuding suggestions of online outlets for syndication (max 600 words).

The Student Reporter team at the World Ressoures Conference 2013 is supported by Mercator Foundation Switzerland.

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