Call for Young Journalists to Cover Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum

Deadline: 17 April 2016
Open to: young multimedia journalists, radio journalists, photographers and video-makers (aged between 18 and 30) from all over the world
Benefits: travel and accommodation costs will be covered


The European Youth Press’ Orange Magazine is looking for young multimedia journalists, radio journalists, photographers and video-makers to cover this year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum to be held in Bonn, Germany from 13- 15 June 2016.

Successful applicants will undergo editorial training before and during the event to produce multimedia pieces related to this year’s forum topic: Media, Freedom, Values. The stories produced at the event will be submitted with Orange Magazine and the participant’s home media. They are looking for:

2 Photographers

Responsibilities: The photographer will take pictures during the event, which will be published in the print edition of the Orange Magazine, on the Orange Magazine website, Facebook/Twitter and social media pages, and newsletters. The photographer is expected to bring his own equipment and edit his or her own pictures on Photoshop/Aperture to ensure quality publishing.

2 Video Journalists

Responsibilities: The video team will create a series of 3-5 two-minute videos, which will include among others: forum highlights, interviews with speakers, and longer themed features.

2 Radio Journalists

Responsibilities: The radio team will create a series of 3-5 minute podcasts and radio news or features, which will include: forum overviews during plenaries, interviews with key speakers, and longer themed features, or a combination of any of the mentioned.

1 Social Media Journalist

Responsibilities: The social media journalist will handle the updates for the team during the three-day forum. He or she will work closely with the rest of the team to provide updates and snapshots of key activities at the plenary and breakout sessions to update the Orange Magazine social networking sites: LinkedIn, Instagram, Infogram, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Facebook and Twitter.


Young multimedia journalists, radio journalists, photographers and video-makers (aged between 18 and 30) from all over the world.


Travel and accommodation will be provided. Each participant must apply for their own visa to Germany according to local embassy rules.

How to apply?

Please apply by:

Social Media Journalist applicants can send their social media plans together with their CVs.

  • c) For applicants with media samples not available on the web, please post a Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. link of the folder file for download.


Send a CV and a portfolio with your pictures.

Video,Radio and Print/Web Journalists

Send a CV, three video work samples (those related to the forum topic is a plus), and your story pitch (approximately 300 words) for a feature story related to the forum that you would like to make during or before the event in a media format relevant to your application. In your story pitch try to answer the following questions:

  1. What is your story topic or idea?
  2. How is it related to the conference topic?
  3. How are you going to research the topic and what information will be valuable to Orange Magazine’s youth audience?
  4. Who will you interview for the story?

Social Media Journalist

Send CV and/or examples of blog/Twitter/Facebook or other social media page as well as a social media plan for the team’s coverage and materials to prove your expertise.

For more information please visit the official website.

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