Passionate about supporting journalists? Our Events & Training team needs you.

We’re hiring a team lead in Maastricht.

For over 25 years, the European Journalism Centre has been inspiring and training journalists through events and workshops of all sizes.

Focusing on topics like trust, revenue, and leadership, we’re committed to helping journalists from all backgrounds to further themselves, their newsrooms, and their industry. Our programmes are engaging, challenging and collaborative. They explore the latest techniques and topics with a lasting impact on participants.

What will you be working on? Well, our portfolio for Events & Training in 2018 includes programmes like our 

News Impact Summits and Academies, powered by the Google News Initiative. Our 2019 programme portfolio is not yet defined but will feature comparable projects and partners, with increased scope and impact.

As a Team Lead at the EJC, you’ll be developing and delivering programmes that benefit journalists across Europe through events ranging from 500-person conferences to 10-person workshops.

Your primary task is to guide the team’s vision and ensure that they can deliver programmes to an exceptional standard.

You’ll achieve this by:

  • Hiring and developing great talent.
  • Building ambitious programme strategies that have a real impact on journalists.
  • Creating community strategies to promote our work.
  • Managing budgets, establishing processes and workflows.
  • Ensuring that all programmes are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Developing and analysing evaluation programmes to measure success.
  • Liaising with key partners and stakeholders.

Team Leads are focused on serving our journalism communities. They must develop the right strategies and tactics to deliver desired outcomes. They determine what work needs to get done, how much to invest in which efforts, and how to prioritise opportunities.

This role contributes to the sustainability of the EJC, so you will also help develop a cross-team strategy on EJC’s communities, partners and funders.


Successful applicants will be exceptional communicators who can work well under pressure and have an ability to blend strategy and execution. The ability to activate a network to evangelise EJC programmes is essential. You will have at least three years of experience building or leading on comparable programmes for journalists, and be fully aware of the latest thinking in media innovation, revenue, technology and audiences.

Commitment: 1.0 FTE (full time)

Location: Maastricht.

Travel: Extensive.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Start date: December 2018/January 2019.

Contract: One-year temporary contract, with an option to renew for the second year.

Why work at the European Journalism Centre?

The European Journalism Centre is an international non-profit that connects journalists with new ideas. Since 1992, through grants, events, training, research and media development, we have been building a sustainable, ethical and innovative future for journalism. Our team of around 30 people is diverse, multicultural, multilingual, and passionate about our mission.

Last year we estimate we reached over 100,000 journalists with our events, training and programmes. Partners like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google News Lab, Facebook, the European Commission, Free Press Unlimited and the News Integrity Initiative work with us because we are independent, well-connected and at the centre of European news innovation.

We enjoy flexibility in our working hours, and we pride ourselves in being a great place to work for parents with children of all ages. Generous holidays, competitive benefits and new computer equipment are standard for all employees.

Many of us have taken unconventional career routes to get to where we are and so we value culture, and a willingness to learn, more than formal qualifications.

These roles are based in Maastricht, where we’re moving into a beautiful new office in a listed building in the heart of the historical centre. Travel is an important part of the job.

The European Journalism Centre is an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply

To apply, please send the following to Gisel, our People Officer, via before 23:00 CET on 20 October 2018:

  • A cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and your interest in supporting Europe’s journalists
  • A link to a LinkedIn profile, portfolio or CV.

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