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Online reporter Direct Democracy
80 - 100%, Bern

SWI swissinfo.ch publishes both background and up-to-date reports in ten languages using a variety of media. The information platform is aimed at an international audience and at Swiss citizens living abroad, and reaches over 80% of internet users around the world.

Your mission

You will work as an online journalist in the field of Direct Democracy, to include the following subject areas:
  • You will write thoughtful material about aspects of democracy relating to Switzerland in the context of current global challenges and will develop ideas
  • You will follow relevant developments in the field of democracy worldwide and establish personal contacts among international specialists and experts in Switzerland
  • You are able to present complex subjects clearly for our community abroad and are familiar with storytelling formats and with multimedia work
  • You will play an active role in building up a community abroad, e.g. by distributing your own material and that of SWI swissinfo.ch, both directly and indirectly
  • You will also provide services for the language team, by translating stories from your colleagues in other language departments, entering into discussion with our users on social media and preparing material for publication on the website

Your profile

  • You have several years of experience in digital media, and excellent journalistic skills in your specific field
  • You are familiar with Swiss politics, with the history and key features of direct democracy in Switzerland, and with its political processes and institutions
  • You have an international outlook and ideally already have a network of international contacts
  • You are familiar with the main journalistic issues, debates and subject areas in connection with democracy
  • You carry out thorough and critical research, and you examine and question your information and sources very closely
  • You are confident in the use of SEO and are familiar with the concept of usability
  • You are a team player and enjoy working with colleagues from different cultures
  • You are a German native speaker and have very good knowledge of at least one other national language and English. Or you are an English native speaker and speak at least one Swiss national language fluently
  • You are highly committed and able to work independently

What we have to offer

  • A friendly team and a multicultural environment where it is fun to work
  • A varied, interesting role in the dynamic environment of digital media and public service broadcasting
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Progressive employment terms and an attractive complete package
«Journalism from Switzerland for the whole world» My world in 360°

Marc Leutenegger, Head of the Swiss Editorial Team

My world in 360°

Our promise

High-quality journalism is our core business and passion. We have editorial freedom, encourage creativity and provide plenty of room for new and valuable content.

For us, high-quality journalism is also digital. That is why we explore new opportunities and experiment with new forms and formats: digitally, interactively and across different media. We create content that is in tune with the times and has its finger firmly on its audience’s pulse.

We work self-reliantly, in the spirit of partnership and help to shape our working atmosphere in a truly distinctive way. Our success is built as much on the personal strengths of our employees as it is on their professional qualities.

We reach and touch the whole of Switzerland with our programmes. In our work, we act respectfully and independently, which is how we encourage people to form opinions and strengthen diversity. We are proud of our work and of our contribution to Switzerland.

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Any further questions?

About the position
Marc Leutenegger
Head Swiss Editorial Team / Member of Main Editorial Team
+41 58 136 28 59

About the application process
Frau Maryline Cerf
Leiterin Human Resources SWI
Phone +41 58 136 28 00


    • SWI swissinfo.ch
    • Giacomettistrasse 1
    • 3006 Bern


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