JournaJobs.eu – a specialized jobsite for journalists kick-starts

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The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is launching the new online platform JournaJobs.eu that offers permanent positions as well as temporary work, freelance assignments, and journalism internships. The initiative is aimed at meeting the demand for a centralised, international, multi-lingual, and comprehensive professional journalism jobs listing page, the organization announced.
“JournaJobs.eu counteracts the fragmentation of the job market for journalists. It meets the challenge of bringing together professionals looking for employment with the various organisations offering it. Perhaps even more importantly, JournaJobs.eu opens up and boosts the freelance journalism market by facilitating appropriate matches between commissioning editors and precisely those freelancers who are best qualified to report on a given story, or who are closest to the location of breaking news. Last, but not least, it meets the increasing demand for cross-border journalism in order to keep up with European integration as well as globalisation”, the founders comment.
According to the EJC, the platform is easily accessible and it does not flood users with irrelevant information, while keeping key information at their fingertips at all times. For the users’ convenience, JournaJobs.eu offers RSS and Twitter feeds, as well as Facebook integration.
JournaJobs.eu is a not-for-profit venture and job seekers can use the website free of charge. Yet, the postings of job offers come at a modest fee, which will be donated to charitable organisations in the journalism sector – as per the choice of the person posting the advert.