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Editorial Assistant Intern

 

The Editorial Assistant Intern would work closely with TOL’s editorial team, gaining valuable experience at a respected international publication. This internship provides an introduction to newsmagazine journalism and foreign reporting.

 

The internship is unpaid and housing is not provided, but TOL will provide advice on securing low-cost accommodation.


We require a minimum of 100 hours at TOL’s offices in Prague for semester-long interns, and a full-time commitment for a minimum of six weeks for summer interns.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Helping to compile our daily aggregation of news from around our region by monitoring regional media and writing briefs;
  • Editing contributions by non-native journalists from our coverage region;
  • Monitoring our media partners and news agencies for items of interest and possible republication;
  • Conducting general and targeted research to enhance TOL’s content;
  • Helping to develop more new media and multimedia content;
  • Writing background and feature articles for TOL’s website;
  • Posting stories on our content management system; and
  • Creating timelines or other graphics to accompany some of our stories.
     

 

Interns must have two of the following:

  • Knowledge of TOL’s coverage regions
  • Journalism experience (can include journalism studies or work on the school newspaper)
  • Native English skills
 

All candidates will be required to take a timed news-writing test.

We don’t require any language skills, but any knowledge of languages of our coverage region, especially Russian, would be very welcome.

 

Schedule:

Negotiable, but we ask for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

 

Conditions:

  • This internship is unpaid. All costs related to travel, accommodation, health insurance and living expenses are the responsibility of either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
  • The interns are responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.
  • An internship does not constitute a commitment to future employment with Transitions. However, the interns can use their supervisors and colleagues as references when applying for jobs.

 

How to apply:

Please send your CV and brief motivation letter (no longer than one page) outlining why you are interested in joining our team to internships@tol.org

Include in the subject line the vacancy title as above.

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TOL PROMOTION

--  Announcement: Debunking Disinformation: A Training Program for Czech Journalism Students - Become An Expert Fact Checker and Hoax Buster!

 

Date: March 12, 2018 – July 1, 2018

The course is for free and TOL will cover all travel expenses for attendees. Applicants should be from a master’s program (or in the final years of their studies), either in journalism or media studies, or other relevant fields such as political science, security studies, international relations or other. One of the main selection criteria will be a proven motivation to use the acquired skills in practice. While much of the instruction will be in Czech, fluent English is a requirement.

 

Apply or check our website for more info. Deadline is January 31, 2018.

Support is provided by the U.S. Embassy in Prague.


MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS

Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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