Advanced Training for a Young Journalist, Italy

Deadline: 15 November 2013
Open to: candidates employed at a News Agency of a CEI Member State
Fellowship: €1,500 per month


In the context of the establishment of the ANSA New Europe Portal the Central European Initiative (CEI) will award one (non taxable) fellowship of €1,500 per month for the duration of seven months, renewable for another seven months, for a young journalist from a CEI country.

The selected candidate will join the Secretariat of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Trieste, Italy. On the basis of his/her curriculum and professional experience, he/she will cooperate with the CEI staff and ANSA staff in Trieste for the initial phase of operation of the ANSA New Europe Portal and its development. He/She will also carry out tasks linked to communication and information as well as other CEI activities in the field of media.

Description of duties:

  • Elaboration of any material useful for publication in the Portal, including statements from institutional/high ranking representatives of CEI member countries, as well as ad hoc interviews with Ministers, prominent civil society leaders and other stakeholders, high-level representatives of Academia, Science and Technology and Industry;
  • Liaising with the ANSA Office in Trieste;
  • Liaising with news agencies and media of CEI Member States;
  • Drafting press releases, organising press conferences and preparing material for the CEI website under the supervision of the CEI Senior Officer in charge of media and communication;
  • Assistance in the organisation of CEI meetings and events including: preparation and distribution of documents and background material for the media; follow-up activities, such as website updating, press clipping and updating of media mailing list;
  • Communication activities related to the implementation of EU-funded projects.


  • Employed at a News Agency of a CEI Member State: priority will be given to candidates from non-EU countries;
  • Up to 35 years of age;
  • Excellent knowledge of English and good knowledge of Italian, both spoken and written;
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.


To apply for the post, please send your CV (Europass format) including permission of the Personal Data Protection Code, a motivation letter, two referral letters and a letter of authorisation for the secondment to The application documents are to be sent at the latest by 15 November 2013, mentioning in the subject “Advanced Training Programme Application”.

Read the official call HERE for more details.

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