Media Events Coordination

Posted on 12-05-2016


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Internship offer 6 months: « Media Events Coordination »
Developing Media Networks in over 50 Countries for Constructive Journalism

The Company

Created in 2012 by Christian de Boisredon (Ashoka fellow), Sparknews is a social company, at the crossroad between leading media, corporate and social innovation. Our mission is to share inspiring solutions and initiatives to trigger action. Our three main activities are:

SOURCING initiatives with a social impact, evaluating their relevance and identifying their needs.

SHARING these solutions with the largest number possible either in companies during conferences, at events and most importantly with our network of over 70 partner publications. Sparknews created and coordinates two large scale media operations:

  • Impact Journalism Day, is the historic media operation with +55 leading media in +50 countries that publish digital sections and supplements reaching 120 million readers (Le Figaro, Die Welt, El Pais, Irish Times,
Asahi Shimbun, The Straits Times, USA today, Al Hayat, La Presse, El Watan, Le Soir, AJ+, etc.). For more information, see and the following videos: and
  • Solutions&Co, with 20 business publications 
worldwide (Les Echos, Handelsblatt, Kommersant, Financial Times, Hindu Business Line, etc.) around business solutions to climate change. More here:
  •  ASSISTING companies in their social innovation strategy. The Club de l’Innovation Positive is a meeting place for like minded individuals in large corporations looking for inspiration and connections to transform their activities in view of positive impact.

Main missions for the intern

  • Be in direct communication with the existing +70 media partners of the 2017 editions of IJD and So&Co,
  • Assist in delivering IJD: prospecting new titles for the 2017 fifth edition in June 2017 and managing relationships (contact with the editors-in-chief, manage the content with the editorial team, manage contracts and specific needs, widget implementation etc.)
  • Coordinate related events around IJD: seminars, forums, workshops etc.
  • Launch an international call for projects for So&Co 2017 and start preparing So&Co
  • Assist the team in developing digital strategies for media operations
  • Manage complex documents and databases

 Required skills

  • work independently and have strong social skills
  • Fluent in at least two of: French/English/Spanish and/or other languages (Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Hindi etc.) are appreciated but not mandatory
  • be interested in the media sector and digital challenges faced by media
  • be dynamic, rigorous and proactive, curious and interested in social innovation

Background: International Studies/ Communication/ Business/ Political Sciences

Location: Paris 9e                             Starting date:  January 2017 (flexible)