Partnering for Global Impact is a high-profile two-day forum that brings together investors, organizations, practitioners and entrepreneurs to explore and facilitate transactions in scalable and sustainable solutions for global impact. Participants will share knowledge about impact investing and philanthropy, engage with issues, explore investment opportunities and partner with one another.
Student Reporter is seeking to send two Europe-based reporters to the forum in beautiful Lugano, Switzerland 10-11 July, 2013. Due to time constraints, reporters will go through a condensed training program in online journalism and receive off-site editorial guidance and support with access to Student Reporter’s syndication partners, such as Huffington Post Impact and NextBillion.net.
Early July: Webinar to give introduction to journalism and Partnering for Global Impact.
9-11 July: On-site conference attendance, hunt for and pitch stories, and conduct interviews.
Rest of July: Write and publish articles.
Compensation: Full waiver of conference fee, coverage of accommodation on-site in Lugano, and travel costs (up to 400 CHF).
- Enrolled in a higher education program (i.e. Bachelors-level or above, preferably at the Masters or Doctoral level; professional degree programs welcome).
- Strong academic background or interest in business/policy/economics. Focus on impact investing, entrepreneurship and philanthropy a plus.
- Experience in online journalism.
- Excellent written and verbal English skills.
Instructions: Please fill out the form below and send to firstname.lastname@example.org the following listed below.
We are accepting applications until 30 June, but looking to form a team as soon as possible, so if you are interest and think you are a good fit, we strongly encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible.
- A resume or CV [max 2 pgs; pdf file format].
- A pitch for four story ideas suitable for our outlet in both language and content, two of which being the core stories that you would want to investigate at the conference, and two alternative ideas (please mark them apart).
- A pitch consists of: 1) A proposed exemplary newspaper or online media outlet and the specific column or section the article could be be published in (eg NYT Dealbook, …), aim high, but it should suited to your pitch 2) two to three sentences describing the story concisely, and 3) 2 sentences of your sources (facts, data, persons) that you would bring to develop your story.
- Conference program and topics can be all found on the PGI website.
- Some good references on successful pitching: Pitching errors: How not to pitch, Time magazine’s editor: How to pitch reporters, and our own post on How to pitch your story to an editor.