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Are you ready for a new adventure at the European Journalism Centre?


Are you ready for a new adventure at the European Journalism Centre?

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Nikki Huntjens — Human Resources Director
December 14, 2020

In 2021, the EJC is looking for a temporary replacement for the Portfolio Lead overseeing the Events & Training team.

Period: February — August 2021 (7 months)

Commitment: 32–40 hours per week

Compensation: according to our country based salary system (more info during the interview)

Location: candidates need to based in either the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, or the United Kingdom

As a Portfolio Lead, you will be working under the supervision of one of two Programme Directors, and with a team of dedicated Project Managers. You will drive the implementation of new and existing events and training formats that are linked to the latest trends and topics in the fields of journalism, the news industry, and tech & innovation.

“Portfolio Leads are a point of responsibility inside each team to ensure information and accountability flows both ways.”

What will you be working on?

The purpose of this temporary role is to lead the team implementing EJC’s 2021 Events & Training projects, with a focus on online journalism events and a placement programme.

You will work on a combination of tasks that includes

  • Providing guidance to the team based on project goals and objectives;
  • Designing formats, concepts, and launch plans for online journalism events, workshops and training programmes;
  • Overseeing the project’s working budgets;
  • Monitoring team performance and reporting on metrics and progress;
  • Monitoring & measuring the impact of the events and training projects;
  • Communicating on, and finding alternatives for, resource and timeline issues;
  • Communicating progress and wins to project partners and funders, the Leadership team, and the wider EJC team.

What are we looking for?

We would love to have a chat with you if you can answer the following qualifications with a yes….

  • A minimum of three years of project management experience in journalism or a similar field
  • A minimum of two years of experience in leading teams
  • The ability to blend strategy and execution
  • Good knowledge of the media landscape and trends in Europe
  • A proven background, or strong, demonstrable interest, in journalism and in working with journalists and other media professionals

What do we offer?

  • Professional development budget
  • Performance review cycle
  • Room for taking initiative and contribute to our mission
  • An opportunity to develop your skills and work together with a professional, international, and diverse team

Do we match?

Please send us a concise cover letter outlining your suitability for the position and your interest in supporting our work, as well as your CV.

Questions before you apply? Please approach Vera Penêda via Vera is on holiday as of 22 December, she is back on 4 January. If your question can’t wait, please approach Nikki via

You can send your cover letter and resume to Nikki Huntjens via

You can apply until the 3rd of January.

We will make a selection and inform you after this date if you will be invited to an online interview.

About us

Since 1992, the European Journalism Centre (EJC) has been building a sustainable, ethical and innovative future for journalism through grants, events, training and media development. We are an international non-profit, headquartered in the Netherlands, that connects journalists with new ideas, skills and people.

Do you want to know more about the EJC? Check our website here.


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