Newsrooms for France

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Nice, France

Nice-Matin

Focus area: Audience Engagement

Nice-Matin is a regional daily newspaper, which is available both in print and online. Our online offer for subscribers is focused on "impact journalism" to increase audience engagement.

The fellow will be part of our Nice-Matin #Solutions journalism team in Nice. As a fellow, you will work on multimedia stories, including reporting, creating data visualisations and producing video.

The successful candidate should be a student from a Journalism School or a with a background in technology. She/he will have a strong interest in topics such as society, education, environment, and healthcare issues. The fellow will also take pictures and shoot video to illustrate the stories which will be published on https://www.nicematin.com/sujet/solutions

The fellow will be expected to propose ideas, stories and have a good team spirit. Driving license is a plus not a must.

When: July - August 2021

Paris, France

Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Focus area: Verification and Fact-checking

AFP is a global news agency delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of the events shaping the world - in text, photos, video and graphics. AFP's 201 bureaus cover 151 countries across the world, with 80 nationalities represented among its 2,296 collaborators.
Among them, there are more than 100 journalists dedicated to fact-checking and digital investigation, working and publishing in 20 languages.

Our fellow will be part of the fact-checking team in Paris and will work with our worldwide network of fact-checkers. He will particularly focus on new formats to make AFP's fact-checks more visible and viral through search engines and social networks.

Our fellow is fond of fact-checking and verification, deep knowledge of social networks and the most-common open-source investigation tools, fluent in French and English. Ability to speak languages (other than French and English) is a plus.

When: July - August 2021

Paris, France

France 24 Observers

Focus areas: Verification & Factchecking

The France 24 Observers is a collaborative journalism project with a network of 5.000 amateur contributors around the world. We produce multimedia content using amateur images combined with first-person accounts from "ordinary people" on the ground. Verifying images is an integral part of our work, via crowdsourcing, technical verification, and OSINT. We are members of the International Fact-Checking Network.

The fellow will participate in a variety of activities depending on his/her profile and interests:

The fellow will research, report and write articles for The Observers website, including but not limited to fact-checking and writing articles. Depending on the profile, he/she might produce short video segments.

The fellow will be expected to have curiosity, persistence and creativity, fluid writing skills in English or French and knowledge of other languages such as Russian and Chinese is a plus.

Other competencies that would be a plus are: A proven interest in amateur content and/or verification of information.

When: Flexible

Lyon, France

Euronews

Focus areas: Business development

We are Euronews, a pan-European, multilingual media created in 1993. Today, on TV, we are Europe’s number one news channel, reaching almost 400 million homes across 160 countries. Online, we speak in 12 languages to a digital global audience of millions across continents, platforms and devices. With its strong European and multicultural DNA, Euronews is a widely recognised and trusted brand. We empower people to form their own opinion. Our promise to our viewers and guests alike is: “All Views, All Voices, All Welcome”.

The media industry is currently affected by changes in users habits, strained business models as well as digital disruption, phenomenons compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. To face this situation and diversify the company’s revenue streams, Euronews’ Business Development (BD) team has designed and launched several strategic initiatives, such a growing number of affiliates in the Balkans, with more to come.

For the 2021 Google News Initiative Fellowship, Euronews is looking for an aspiring media professional eager to bring their ideas and fresh perspective to its Business development team. This is not a reporting or media production fellowship: the fellow will work primarily with the team’s Editorial Projects and Development lead, and will sit, figuratively, between the newsroom (TV and digital) and the BD team. The fellow’s valuable contributions will include areas as a) contributing to analysing ongoing and upcoming initiatives, b) editorial prospective around emerging tech and platforms, and c) assessing and making recommendations regarding DEI aspects of the team’s initiatives.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Professional mastery of French and fluency (or better) in English, as both are Euronews’ working languages. Fluency in another Euronews language will be considered a bonus.
  • A first experience in strategy or marketing is greatly appreciated, especially if it is linked to journalism.
  • A demonstrated interest in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion topics is important. - An analytical mind and a taste for spreadsheets, research methodology, or project management.
  • You will be joining a small team so communication and collaboration are key skills. - Since Euronews is an international media, applicants should be engaged with news, particularly in stories of European importance.
  • A willingness and desire to discover and learn things at the intersection of journalism and business.

We can offer:

  • Hands-on missions with clear objectives and outcomes — no coffee-making or photocopies — and one-on-one, personalised follow-ups.
  • Mentorship by a team of experienced journalists, project managers, etc. eager to make your fellowship a success.
  • The chance to positively impact some of Euronews’ strategic projects. - An international work environment and the opportunity to network with media professionals from all across Europe.

We are a multi-lingual, diverse company — with over 30 nationalities present in the newsroom alone — so the fellow should be ready to work in a multicultural environment and

should have strong interpersonal skills. The fellow can expect to work regular office hours M/F 9-5 (flexible).

When: Ideally starting in June 2021

Paris, France

Guiti News

Focus area: Audience Engagement

Guiti News is an independent media based in Paris, which challenges the conversation surrounding migration. The team is composed of 20 journalists, 10 are fellow refugees (from Syria, Afghanistan, Chad, Pakistan, Haïti…) and 10 of which are French.

They work in pairs to ensure a double outlook on every angle and every story. In addition to editorial work, Guiti has a training component, where journalists work in pairs in schools to raise awareness and mobilise around issues of press freedom, but also to equip students against fake news. Finally Guiti, through the creation of a European network of inclusive media, tends to promote good editorial practices.

The fellow will have a central role in the development of the membership offer that the media will propose in December 2021. From that date, Guiti News will become a paying site and will offer, in addition to editorial content (videos, podcasts, drawings, articles, etc.), services to members such as a teaching kit for the media, participation in editorial boards, an access to a map of committed actors, organization and animation of events… Therefore, the aim of the community builder will be to create a community (find and retain members), bring it together and animate it by constantly communicating and interacting with members.

Skills : communication and marketing, mastering social medias and internet codes, management and animation of a community, command in editing and software, writing skills, command of English and French
Attitudes/qualities : analytical mind, creativity, empathy, listening skills, benevolence, taste for challenge, autonomy.
Interests : Migration, Medias

Desired competencies that would be a plus, but are not a must: an interest in the voluntary sector and a command of Arabic.

When: September - October 2021

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