This year we have been working hard to bring #YOU the latest news from across the Eurovision world, and have reached a number of significant achievements such as:
- Expanded our team to include 12 new staff writers
- Had 741 articles published on the website after June 1st, 2022
- Passed 9,500 followers on our Instagram page and 10,500 on Twitter
- Onsite or online press presence at 3 national finals and 3 Eurovision Pre-Parties
- Amassed 28,900 subscribers on our YouTube channel
- And more!
But as we continue to look forward to Eurovision 2024 in Sweden, we aren’t planning on stopping any time soon – and this is where #YOU come in!
We are looking for volunteers who want to help us grow and achieve even greater things during the next twelve months and beyond, and cover all corners of the Eurovision world. If you feel that you can offer a new viewpoint or direction, and have a passion and desire to help our team offer extensive coverage of our beloved contest, we want to hear from #YOU!
Here’s everything to know before applying…
Who can apply? You must be at least 18 years old. We don’t require you to have professional training – this is a volunteer position after all. But any previous experience you may have in the field of writing, editorial work or a previous portfolio will aid your application.
What positions are currently available? In particular, we are currently looking for volunteers who would be interesting in helping with one or several of the following:
- Writers and correspondents (Specifically those interested in covering Israel, San Marino, North Macedonia, and/or Luxembourg)
- Opinion piece and editorial writers
- Graphic designer and video editor
- Website maintenance, design, and general upkeep on WordPress
- Assistance with social media and reader engagement
At this moment in time we are not actively looking for in-front-of-camera or live stream staff, however this may be a discussion point later down the line should this be of interest.
Is this mostly work or fun? Eurovision is FUN, so we are trying to follow that concept. Our priority is to ensure that everyone is having a good time on the team so all applicants need to have a great attitude and enjoy teamwork. We are not overly strict with deadlines or responsibilities and you will have plenty of time for your “real life” obligations as we aim to share the workload. We are always happy to discuss your obligations and work with you on availability.
However, we do expect a certain degree of dedication and you would need to be available during the busy Eurovision season (December to May) on a more frequent basis.
How much creative freedom do I have? There are always some guidelines and rules that you will have to follow and we must ensure that all of our team members represent the website in the correct way, that should go without saying. But if you are a creative person, the last thing we want to do is prevent you from letting those creative juices flow. You have a healthy amount of say in your work and we are always open to suggestions and your input.
What else is expected of me? Besides from what has been mentioned above, it is our goal to have open dialogue with everyone on the team. That includes constructive (never mean) criticism and politeness towards your fellow team members. Remember, this is a volunteer position and we really stress the FUN part of this job so great attitude is a big MUST.
Will I get Eurovision accreditation? Short answer; NO. Our team only gets a limited number of accreditations which varies from year to year. The Editor-in-Chiefs decide who receives press accreditation and this is based on several factors, including contribution, skill set, and enthusiasm. Joining the team does not guarantee accreditation so if your sole reason to join our team is to enter the press center, then you may end up disappointed. As far as press accreditation for national finals and other Eurovision events is concerned, this can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
How do I apply? Anyone interested in joining the team can complete the contact form below, and please be as detailed as possible in your responses.
Applications are open now through June 30th, but don’t wait to get yours in. We look forward to hopefully seeing #YOU on our staff one day!
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