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

We’re hiring a Project Manager 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 Project Manager, you will support the Programme Lead and team in delivering crucial programmes for European journalists. Your job will be to lead on specific areas of the portfolio, as well as logistics, community engagement and project communications.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Helping to develop training curricula and event programmes.
  • Building and executing project plans.
  • Supporting with logistics and operations.
  • Implement community strategies that raise awareness and encourage engagement amongst key audiences.
  • Support speakers, participants and other beneficiaries.
  • Co-ordinate the production of resources and content.


Successful applicants will love to communicate, inspire, and get things done. This is a tough but rewarding role, with tight deadlines, exciting travel, and challenging logistics. You will have at least one year of experience working on professional event or training programmes. You have a passion for media innovation and quality journalism.

Commitment: 1.0 FTE (full time) or 0.8 FTE (4 days a week).

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 journalist

A link to a LinkedIn profile, portfolio or CV.

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