Administration Traineeships for Media Literacy Organisation
Are you a recent graduate looking for meaningful work in a Brussels-based traineeship? Here’s a chance to join our award-winning team and tackle disinformation in Europe. International news literacy organisation Lie Detectors employs trainees who will help us promote news literacy and critical thinking through our work with journalists, schools, researchers and policymakers.
You must have drive, an eye for detail and be fluent in English. If your French is fluent too, that’s a bonus. Our traineeships are full-time for a minimum of four months and have, on occasion, led to entry-level employment.
We are filling this position at short notice and will review applications daily. Start date is October 2022 and formal application deadline is 28 Aug. We may expedite contact with strong candidates.
Lie Detectors is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Lie Detectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.
We strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance across the team.
Here is what our journalists say about our work: https://vimeo.com/694382454
- Support our mission of turning schoolchildren and teachers into powerful critical thinkers by helping us administer our 1000+ annual classroom visits
- Ensure our news-literacy materials are in top shape, by supporting our proofreading and updates.
- Enter and process the vital feedback we receive from participating students to facilitate our analysis and advocacy work (data entry)
- Achieve agreed personal targets and contribute to those of the team as a whole
- Independently conduct internet research in English or French.
- Maintain an orderly database, enforce order in our filing system.
- Following meetings on a ad hoc basis and writing minutes.
Ideal Qualifications and Skills
- Studies towards or completed a Bachelor’s or similar degree/work experience in administration, journalism, education, public policy, or related fields.
- Demonstrated interest in our field of work – journalism, education, public policy and/or media literacy.
- Experience with editing, research, reporting, filing of documents, PowerPoint presentation, scheduling, etc. We love Excel at Lie Detectors and use Microsoft Office.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Professional fluency in English and ideally French.
- Detail-oriented and organised.
- Familiarity with contact databases such as Salesforce.
- Available full-time from October 2022 onwards, for at least four months
- Familiarity with education and/or media in Europe a plus.
- Ideally, you will be familiar with contact-database software such as Salesforce but this is not a dealbreaker. Same goes for statistical software such as SPSS.
- Meaningful and impactful work on a globally significant topic.
- An exciting international workplace with a dynamic motivated team
- COVID-safe conditions
- Opportunities to learn new skills. You will never be bored at Lie Detectors. We will onboard you so you can make meaningful contributions shortly after joining.
- Opportunities to learn about the fields of journalism, education policy and digital rights.
- A paid traineeship.
If you’re the right person for this role, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject “TRAINEE” today!
Or, if you know someone who fits this description, please share it.
We review applications daily and may expedite contact with strong candidates.
Final submission deadline is 28 August.
Start date is October 2022
About Lie Detectors:
Our award-winning organisation aims to turn schoolchildren in Europe aged 10-15 into powerful critical thinkers in a world increasingly populated by propaganda and distorted facts online, empowering them to understand news media, make informed choices and resist peer pressure as they assemble their worldview.
- To turn working journalists and selected media experts into active participants in the drive for news literacy, creating positive contact between journalists and children as well as their teachers.
- To attune teachers to digital media risks, to the tools available to counter it, and to the benefits and relevance of further classroom discussion of a topic often relegated to IT lessons and after-school clubs.
- To create memorable classroom experiences and lasting awareness of children’s own participation in social networks; to propel pupils into an ongoing conversation of news consumption and verifying news.
- To provide a link between schools and the very best existing news-literacy and news-verification initiatives.
- To influence educational policy-making through continued public speaking in varied fora, advocating for the systematic uptake and inclusion of news literacy in the curricula of teacher-training colleges and classrooms across Europe, as urged by Unesco and OECD. As part of this remit, Lie Detectors has served as a member of the EU’s High Level Group on Fake News and the EU Expert Group on Digital Literacy, advising the European Commission on how to tackle the spread and socio-economic impact of disinformation.
For further information, see Lie Detectors featured here:
- Financial Times:https://www.ft.com/content/0fa3ab8a-2412-11e9-8ce6-5db4543da632
- BBC Women’s Hourhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000lghl