Internship offer 6 months: « Impact Journalism Day Coordination » Promoting social innovation through leading media in over 40 countries


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Internship offer 6 months: « Impact Journalism Day Coordination »
Promoting social innovation through leading media in over 40 countries

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 inspiring solutions and initiatives to trigger action.

3 main activities:

SOURCING initiatives with a social impact thanks to the first collaborative solutions video platform Have a look at:  example 1 and example 2.

SHARING these solutions in companies during conferences and large scale media operations:

  • in leading media worldwide through Impact Journalism Day, with +45 leading medias in +40 pays that publish supplements reaching together 120 million readers (Le Figaro, Asahi Shimbun, The Straits Times, USA today, Al Hayat, La Presse, El Watan, Le Soir...).
    Have a look on: and watch the Editors in Chief speak

  • in leading economic media though Solutions&Co, with +15 economic newspapers worldwide (Les Echos, De Tijd, Handelsblatt, Kommersant, Financial Times... ) that give business solutions to climate change the frame of COP21. More here:

ASSISTING  companies in their social innovation strategy thanks to consulting missions (CSR,  innovation, mobilisation...), seminars (inspiring content), sourcing missions and creating quality relations between companies and innovations through activities like “colabs” and a Club

Main missions for the intern:

  • manage the existing partnerships with the +45 newspapers of the 2015 edition

  • prospecting new titles for the 2016 edition: contact with the editors-in-chief, manage the content together with the editorial team, manage the contracts and specific needs of the partners  

  • launch an international open call for projects for IJD 2016

  • actively search for social innovations and be proactive processes around editorial content for partner newspapers

  • assist partner media in realizing solutions journalism ona daily basis

  • create partnerships with TV/radios for IJD 2016

  • coordinate related events around Impact Journalism Day: seminars, forums, workshops etc.

  • Manage complex documents and  databases

Required skills and competences:

  • work independently

  • social skills

  • bilingual French/English. Spanish and/or other languages (Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Hindi etc.) are appreciated but not mandatory

  • be curious and interested in social innovation

  • be interested in the media sector

  • be dynamic, rigorous and proactive

Background: International studies/Communication/business/engineer/ Political Sciences

Location: Paris 9e

Starting date: December 2015 / January 2016

How to apply?
Contact: send your CV and cover letter by email to with in cc
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  • Posted on 10-30-2015
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