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See below for our latest job opportunities.

 

 

 

  

Design and development of multilingual website – Balkans

Thomson Foundation requests the services of back-end and front-end development, design, and maintenance of a multilingual website.

The website will serve as an e-learning and knowledge hub for media professionals in the region of Western Balkans. The goal of the platform is to share knowledge, tools, and information to the media outlets from the Western Balkans with regards to quality reporting, innovation and business development. 

  
  • Expected deadline for delivery: Three months from the date of signing the contract.
  • Location: It will be implemented across six Western Balkans countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, and North Macedonia.
  • Application advertised: 10th November, 2020
  • ContactIlcho Cvetanoski 
  • DEADLINE TO APPLY EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 30

Online course author and mentor

We are seeking an online course author for the project ‘Supporting Greater Media Independence in the Western Balkans’.

The main beneficiaries of the project are media outlets and those working within the media sphere (e.g. editors), but the programme will contribute to increasing citizens’ engagement with a wider range of media, and potentially (over the longer term) increasing levels of trust in media.

 

  

  • Duration: The duration of the project is two years, until March 2022. 
  • Location: It will be implemented across six Western Balkans countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, and North Macedonia.
  • Application deadline: Now closed
  • ContactIlcho Cvetanoski 

Project manager (12-month contract)

Thomson Foundation is looking for a full-time project manager to organise the planning, implementation and reporting of donor projects for Thomson Foundation and its associated German entity, Thomson Media gGmbH.

Potential candidates should have at least 2+ years of first-hand experience of project management of large-scale media-related projects for governmental, philanthropic or media industry funders – ideally all three.

  

  

  • Duration: 12-month contract
  • Location: London (flexible working. 37.5-hour week).
  • Application deadline: 15 November, 2020
  • Contactjobs@thomsonfoundation.org
  • Full job description available here.

Audience research

Thomson Foundation is seeking to hire an audience research expert for the project "Reconstructing local media landscapes through digital growth strategies in East-Central Europe."

The project aims to strengthen targeted local media outlets towards sustainability through revenue diversification, improved audience knowledge and a better editorial structure that serves them.

  

  

  • Duration: The project will last from October 2020 until December 2021.
  • Application deadline: Now closed
  • ContactTania Thorngreen
  • More details here.

Translators in local languages 

Thomson Foundation is seeking to hire a translator(s) for the project ‘Supporting Greater Media Independence in the Western Balkans’.

The scope of work will include translating written and audio pieces in different languages, making sure to maintain their original meaning, format and tone, as well as to provide consecutive translation for the foundation's trainers and experts per need. 

  
  • Location: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia.
  • Application deadline: Now closed

Community management and communications expert 

Thomson Foundation is seeking to hire a community management and communications expert within the project ‘Supporting Greater Media Independence in the Western Balkans’.

The aim of the project is to develop and strengthen the editorial independence and business operation of the media outlets.

  

 

  • Location: The project will be implemented across six Western Balkans countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia.
  • Project duration: Two years, until March 2022. The assignment will commence no later than 10 August.
  • Application deadline: Now closed

Experts required in business development and mentoring

We are recruiting experts to support the delivery of a media project in the Western Balkans.

We are seeking experts in business development and mentoring to support and directly work with up to 55 local and regional media outlets in six countries in the Western Balkans as part of the Accelerator Programme. 

  

 

  • Location: Experts will be mostly working online and in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia. The majority of the consultancy activities will be delivered remotely/online.
  • Application deadline: Now closed

Experts for capacity building for media outlets

We are seeking to hire an expert for capacity building for media outlets within the project ‘Supporting Greater Media Independence in the Western Balkans’.

The project is funded by the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) of the UK Government and implemented by a consortium consisting of the British Council (lead partner), Thomson Foundation, Balkan Investigative and Reporting Network (BIRN) and the International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC).

  
  • Duration: The duration of the project is two years, until March 2022.
  • Location: It will be implemented across six Western Balkans countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, and North Macedonia.
  • Application deadline: Now closed

Expert(s) for developing essential website features templates for media outlets

This will be for the development of a robust online platform that will serve as a go-to resource base for media outlets from the entire Western Balkans region.

Our vision is to create a platform that will outlive the project, which is expected to come to its end in mid 2022.

  
  • Duration: It is expected that the assignment will commence no later than 15th August 2020. Expert(s) are expected to complete the assignment until December 2021.
  • Location: It will be implemented across six Western Balkans countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, and North Macedonia.
  • Application deadline: Now closed
  • ContactDavor Marko
  • More details here.
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