Q: Are these paid positions?
A: Though the positions are not paid, an education package will be offered for accepted applicants. The WCC is offering online education in ten modules on the ecumenical movement and ecumenical communication, both globally and regionally. Online training will also include social media, media relations and crisis communication.”
Upon completion of the course, young communicators will receive a certificate from WCC Communication, and be invited to support the global team at the WCC 11th assembly.
Q: How much experience do you require for young communicator positions?
A: You don’t need that much experience, but you must be genuinely interested in communications and eager to learn more.
Q: When will recruitments be finalized?
A: The application window will close on 15 August 2021, after which candidates will be selected for short online interviews during September and October. Basic communication training will commence in October.
Q: Can I send my application via email?
A: No, only online applications following established procedures will be considered.
Q: In what age-span am I considered to be a “young” communicator?
A: 18 – 30
Q: In which location am I expected to serve?
A: While limited number of communicators will serve onsite in Karlsruhe, the vast majority will serve online from their home countries.
Q: How will young communicators get their assignments, and to whom do they report?
A: All communicators will be divided into teams working under the supervision of an experienced WCC communicator.
Q: What level of skills in English and other languages are required?
A: Full proficiency in English is not expected, but you must be able to communicate in English without problems. Skills in other WCC official languages—German, French and/or Spanish—will be considered an advantage.