Internship: « Impact Journalism Day coordination », Promoting social innovation to leading medias of +40 countries

Posted on 07-25-2014


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The structure: Sparknews 

Created in 2012 by Christian de Boisredon (Ashoka fellow), Sparknews is a social company, at the crossroad between leading medias and social innovation. Our mission is to share with the masses  inspiring solutions and initiatives to trigger action. 

3 main activities

-SOURCING initiatives having a social impact thanks to the first collaborative solutions video platform and our monitoring team looking for social innovations. See example 1, example 2 and launching teaser.

- SHARE these solutions : in companies during conferences, in the medias thanks to Impact 

Journalism Day, gathering +40 leading medias in +40 pays to publish supplements reaching 100  million readers (Le Monde, the Sunday Times, La Presse, Times of India, El Watan, Le Soir, ...). The  2015 edition will include television channels. See 

- ASSIST the companies in their social innovation strategy thanks to consulting missions (CSR, 
innovation, mobilisation...), seminars organisation (inspiring content), monitoring missions and by creating quality relations between companies and innovations. 

Main missions for the intern

- Manage existing partnerships with the 40 newspapers of the 2014 edition + canvass new 

press titles to take part to the 2015 edition. Contact the editors in chief, manage the content 

with the editorial team.

- Launch the IJD thematic editions planned for 2015 with the partners: 

o With TV channels, organized with Canal + 

o With institutional event on specific themes such as food and climate 

o With the business press organized with Les Echos 

- Coordinate these events, collaborating with the communication, monitoring and commercial 


- Coordinate the events around Impact Journalism Day (GEN News Summit in Barcelona, LH 

Forum in Le Havre). 

Qualities and skills :

- Manage autonomous and team work, good public relations skills 

- Be bilingual French/English, Spanish appreciated but not compulsory 

- Be interested by the media sector, and social entrepreneurship 

- Be dynamic, rigorous and proactive

Formation: Politics/Communication/business/engineer

Location: Paris intra-muros 

Starting date: as soon as possible for 6 monts / 1 year

Other : 35h /week
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