Editor, Urban Mobility Switzerland (D/E)

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We seek for an editor to lead a six-month student newsroom on the “Future of Urban Mobility in Switzerland”.

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ZURICH, Switzerland – Student Reporter provides an innovative media format to mobilize newsrooms that produce journalistic content, which aims to promote informed debates on phenomena from a business and economics angle. For the “Future of Urban Mobility in Switzerland” newsroom, we are looking for a editor to work side-by-side with a project manager and form the leadership team.

Together with the project manager, you will oversee the journalistic articles and multimedia products produced by the students. The content will be delivered through our digital platform and social media channels, as well as digital and print channels of our media partner, NZZ Campus. As editor, you will be help the students identify trends and topics in the Swiss mobility sector and conceptualize these stories. You will assume the overall responsibility of the quality and journalistic independence of the content produced and growing readership around these stories. Our international team of editors will support you to ensure high quality of the written journalistic reports in both German and English.

Applicants to the position are expected to demonstrate an advanced ability to provide feedback on written articles and have knowledge of the media landscape in Switzerland. You will have a solid experience in journalistic writing, in particular investigative stories, commentary and analysis. You also are able to work effectively with editors and media professionals in order to steer the content of the newsroom in cooperation with our media partner.

You will be keenly interested in editing students’ work to clearly express a sharp, critical angle to mobility topics through the voice and style of our outlet. An interest in social media, pushing our journalistic work to our readers, thereby creating a more engaged audience is a plus.

Positions come with a stipend starting at 3.000 CHF, negotiable upon experience, commitment and availability and a work desk and membership at the Impact Hub Zürich if needed. Ideally, you are based in Switzerland over majority of the course of the campaign period.

Applications should be received by 30 November, 2013. Send CV and cover letter to t.lehmann[AT]projourno.org. We plan to fill this position as soon as possible. We will conduct brief phone interviews once we have received an application.

See for more details on the coverage project, hereSee also job post for project manager position, here.

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