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Geneva, Switzerland: Social Newsgathering Producer - Eurovision News Exchange

Job Vacancy: Social Newsgathering Producer - Eurovision News Exchange

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Closing Date: 15th November 2019

The Eurovision News Exchange wishes to increase knowledge sharing and experience throughout the News Exchange community by creating a network of professionals that share best practices between their home broadcaster and the EBU. To this end, the EBU offers temporary assignments to experienced news professionals from within its membership.

Working within an international team of news producers, the social newsgathering producer works primarily within the Social Newswire - as part of the Eurovision News Exchange service. The team is responsible for the social newsgathering operation, including the discovery, verifying and clearing of eyewitness media content from social media.

The ideal candidate will be someone who is a natural storyteller who has previous experience of dealing with eyewitness video in real time. The candidate should be able to work closely with fellow journalists to execute news discovery, verification and distribution across continents and time zones.

The assignment is for a duration of four months. Due to the length of the secondment and Swiss work permit laws, the assignments are open only to EU/EEA nationals.

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