Print journalism placements

Print and online journalism placements in Romania


Romanians cherish their right to free speech, something that was denied them before the revolution of December 1989. The media industry is therefore incredibly valuable to 21st century Romanian society and this programme is a great opportunity to see this first hand.

You will be based in Brasov, which nestles in the stunning Carpathian Mountains, and will work at the only English language magazine in the area. The magazine is aimed at the growing population of English speaking visitors and those keen to improve their English.

The magazine reports on a wide variety of local and regional events. It has sections reporting on business, education, art and culture and tourism as well as food and drink. When in the field you’ll be accompanied by local university students, keen to practice their English, who will work as your translators so this will also be a great opportunity to be part of a multi cultural team.

Like most publications, the magazine also has an online presence, so this is a great project for those looking for experience in online media where deadlines are minutes rather than hours away.

Brasov Visitor is a full colour magazine so you can specialise in photography, as well as print or website publication. Special photo-journalism courses can be organised on request.

Contact us to chat about which programme would be best for you.

Accommodation on this project is with families, usually sharing with another volunteer. You will be joined in Transylvania by others on our medical, teaching and business projects. For more click here>>

Your role


Researching the news wires for international events
Attending local press briefings and conferences
Interviewing members of the public and prominent people
Writing, proof reading and editing
Page layout
Photography
Publishing online

Requirements


A serious interest in journalism
Good conversational English
Good ICT skills, particularly use of word and excel
Minimum age 18 years old (no maximum age)

This project is suitable for:


Gap year students
Media students
Graduates
Career breakers and those looking to try a career in media
media internships
Experienced journalists looking to expand their portfolio

Previous experience of media is not necessary but the projects are tailored to your interests and experience. We will ask for a CV and examples of previous published work. If you haven't had anything published, the editors of the publications will usually set you an assignment so that they can gauge your writing style and ability to work to assignment.

Project start dates


Every Friday

Please aim to arrive on a Thursday afternoon or Friday morning so that your induction can be conducted on Friday. You can arrive on other days by appointment but additional fees may apply. Please avoid arriving on a weekend. Accommodation spaces throughout the year are limited so reserve your space now.

Click here to book this porject online nowCosts


  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2017 £995 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £1,095 £995 £895
2018 £995 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £1,095 £995 £895
2019 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £895

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All costs shown above are for one month. Additional months can be added for £695.

What's included



Donation to the project
Your accommodation
UK support
(including comprehensive predeparture information and briefing)
Airport pick-up
Local induction
Basic language course
Local overseas support
Your food
(in project accommodation)

What's not included



Flights
Insurance
Spending money
Visas
Inoculations
Food during weekend if travelling independently