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communication team staff and stewards at the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania, 201

World Council of Churches communication team staff and stewards at the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania, 2018

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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 WCCs other official languages; German, French and Spanish, are also a plus.

Young finalists will be selected for short online interviews in August and September 2021, and begin basic communication training in October-December 2021. 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 September to December 2021.

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 15 August 2021

Please send your questions to Media@wcc-coe.org

Only online applications will be considered following the process below

Further details about qualifications, recruitment procedures, etc. are available at:

Senior Assembly communicator

Junior Assembly Communicator