Cafébabel is Europe's first online participatory media, now over 15 years old. Its publication is maintained by a highly motivated network of around 1,500 volunteers from all over Europe and boasts a professional editorial team based in Paris. The goal of the magazine is to offer a platform for civic expression to young Europeans and to promote the development of a European public opinion.
Cafébabel is a project run by Babel International, a not-for-profit organisation. Babel International organises debates, training sessions and reporting excursions all over Europe, runs cafébabel and supports a team of volunteers throughout the continent.
We are looking for a "civic service" contract over a period of 6 months.
What does it mean to do a "civic service" placement with Cafébabel?
"Civic service" is a programme run by the French government, which is one step up from an internship. 18- to 25-year-olds can work with an organisation to carry out a mission in the public interest. Cafébabel’s mission is to promote European citizenship, and to offer a platform for young Europeans to express themselves through participatory journalism.
This non-renewable, 6-month contract is open to all candidates, regardless of education or experience.
In order to be eligible for a civic service contract, you must be younger than 26 (born after 18th July 1990) and hold European citizenship and/or have a French titre de séjour allowing you to complete a "civic service" contract. It is preferred that you also speak good French, as well as any of our other publication languages (Italian, Spanish, German or Polish).
You are interested in news and different forms of online expression, you have strong connections with young people on different social networks, and you are interested in engaging with the first European online participatory media that lets young people across the continent speak their minds.
Under the supervision of the Editorial Coordinator, your job is:
- To develop and interact with our team of volunteer filmmakers and organise production
- To encourage our contributors to pitch and develop ideas for videos on subjects which will be interesting to young European people
- To choose the best contributions from our network of volunteers and publish them across social media platforms
- To make young people more aware of their European identity and inspire them to aid cafébabel in its goal of widening participatory journalism across Europe
You will also have the opportunity to make your own video reports on subjects which fit the theme of European citizenship.
Your contract and benefits
This is a 6-month civic service contract. You are required to work 35 hours per week beginning from 12 September 2016, in cafébabel's Paris HQ (226 Rue Saint-Denis, 75002 Paris).
Total monthly salary: €646.45
This consists of:
- €470.14 paid by the French State
- €106.31 paid by cafébabel
- €70 towards a "passe navigo" (Paris metro)
Interested? Apply Now!
Send your application before August 31st, 2016 to Anthony Papadimitriu (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ana Valiente (email@example.com).