While the assembly takes place in Karlsruhe, Germany, a majority of the communicators will be supporting it remotely from their home countries under the supervision of experienced staff in the WCC communication team.
A comprehensive training programme will be offered to accepted applicants. Young communicators will also learn about communication ethics, including their key role in preventing the spread of disinformation, and basic journalistic standards such as fact checking and responsible quoting.
“Young applicants are not expected to have that much experience, but they must be genuinely interested in communication and eager to learn more about the ecumenical movement,” explains Marianne Ejdersten, WCC director of Communication.
Full proficiency in English is not expected either, but applicants must be able to communicate well in English. Skills in WCC’s other official languages; German, French and Spanish, are also a plus.
Young finalists will be selected for short online interviews in November 2021 and January 2022, and begin basic communication training in February 2022. Upon completion of the training programme, they will receive a certificate from WCC Communication, and be invited to support the global team at the WCC 11th assembly.
Senior finalists will be selected for short online interviews in February 2022.
Both young and senior communicator positions are on a voluntary basis, with the WCC covering the cost of travel and accommodation for those appointed to be in Karlsruhe.
Deadline for applications is 21 January 2022. Please send additional questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only online applications will be considered following the process below. Further details about qualifications, recruitment procedures, etc. are available at:
UPDATE on Recruitment of young and senior communicators:
The application window is extended until 21 January due to delays in the recruitment process. Candidate interviews have begun for young communicators and will continue throughout January 2022, while interviews for senior communicators will commence in February 2022.
A ten-module online training programme covering all relevant aspects of communications is taking shape and will be ready in February 2022.
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