Job Opportunity: 360info Europe Commissioning Editor

01-07-2024

360info Europe Commissioning Editor

Location: Athena Research Center in Information, Communication, and Knowledge Technologies, Athens, Greece part of the Alliance of Excellence for Research and Innovation on Aeiphoria (AE4RIA)

Employment Type: Full-time (contractor)

  • A journalism role with a difference
  • Work with smart people to tell stories in creative ways
  • Apply your production skills and eye for a good story to global issues

The Opportunity:

360info is a significant journalism project that aims to showcase applied university research and distribute it along the lines of a wire agency or “Research Reuters”. It is headquartered at Monash University in Australia and has partnered in Europe with the Athena Research Center.

360info has a commitment to the UN’s SDG agenda and addressing the world’s most critical challenges and has forged a strategic partnership with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

360info is led in Melbourne, Australia, by Professor Andrew Jaspan. He is the Founder of The Conversation and previously edited the The Melbourne Age, Sunday Herald (Scotland), The Observer, Scotland on Sunday, and The Scotsman, and was Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Big Issue in London.

In Europe, 360info’s partner is Professor Phoebe Koundouri, a world-renowned pioneer in innovative, human-centric, interdisciplinary systems for the sustainable interaction between nature, society, and the economy. She is a Professor of Economics at the Athens University of Economics and Business and at the Technical University of Denmark. She is the Director of the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) at ATHENA Information Technology Research Center. She is the Founder and Scientific Director of the Alliance of Excellence for Research and Innovation on Aeiphoria (AE4RIA); Chair  of the World Council of Environmental and Natural Resource Economists Associations (WCEREA); Chair of SDSN Global Climate HubSDSN Europe and SDSN Greece.

The role is based in Athens, however regular travel to SDSN offices across Europe is required.

About 360info:

360info is a public interest journalism initiative operating as an independent global wire service in partnership with universities and their researchers. At a time of low trust in news and widespread misinformation, 360info delivers verified and reliable information at scale to publishing, broadcasting, and civic society outlets worldwide.

360info is not a breaking news or commentary service – nor a consumer-facing website driven by clicks. Instead 360info supplies contextual and explanatory news features ready-for-publication for use by publisher and broadcaster outlets – at no cost under Creative Commons.

The service is focused on addressing the world’s greatest challenges (including those identified by the UN’s SDGs), and suggesting how we might address, mitigate or solve those problems.  Further, to ensure a more balanced cross-border and cross-cultural worldview, 360info commissions articles and perspectives from the Global South universities as well as North.

Role Overview: 360info Europe Commissioning Editor

As the Commissioning Editor for Europe, you will:

  • Develop editorial ideas and oversee editorial packages in collaboration with university researchers across Europe.
  • Build and expand researcher-expert networks, including SDSN, to identify European research themes.
  • Participate in editorial meetings, proposing timely and compelling commissioning ideas.
  • Commission high-quality content in multiple formats, ensuring clarity and accuracy.
  • Edit and produce articles, maintaining adherence to editorial standards and policies.

About You: 

You will work with an international team of journalists, collaborating closely with editors and producers in other countries.

  • Expertise and a track record in research-led journalism.
  • A commitment to accuracy and adherence to editorial standards.
  • Interest in global journalism and information dissemination.
  • Experience in commissioning and producing content collaboratively.
  • A network of media contacts across Europe.

Requirements:

  • Experience in producing/editing content for diverse audiences, preferably in online media.
  • Ability to generate and develop editorial content ideas.
  • Strong relationship management skills with researchers and media stakeholders.
  • Experience in multimedia content production (video, audio, data visualization).

 

How to Apply: To apply, please send your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to Professor Phoebe Koundouri at pkoundouri@aueb.gr

We look forward to receiving your application!

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