About Us:
The International is an emerging Vienna-based English-speaking media that offers daily news, podcasts, magazines, events, and a job market for expats in Austria to help them navigate the country by lowering language barriers and building a community.
For the development of the Daily News department, we’re looking for a part-time journalist to contribute to our mission of delivering timely local news and events coverage to those who speak English better than German in Austria. 
What would you have to deal with:

  • Identify and research newsworthy local stories and events relevant to expats living in Austria.
  • Conduct interviews with sources, attend press events, and gather information in the field.
  • Write and read clear, concise, and engaging news articles in fluent English.
  • Collaborate with the editor to ensure articles align with the website’s style and standards.
  • Stay up-to-date on current happenings within the Austrian expat community.
  • Closely working with the Social Media Manager on priorities and news-worthy materials.
  • Closely working with the audio and video editor on implementing information in info videos.
  • Identifying and avoiding repetition.
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Identifying and avoiding repetition.

What do we think you should have:

  • A valid working permit for Austria.
  • Journalism understanding and experience with a portfolio of published work (we don’t care if you worked as a journalist for one year or ten years – we care about how you work now).
  • Exceptional command of written and spoken English.
  • Strong research, interviewing, and news writing skills.
  • Familiarity with the expat experience in Austria and basic knowledge of German is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Flexibility.

What do you get out of this:

  • A salary (obviously) starting from the minimum of the collective agreement, but overpayment is possible based on experience.
  • Flexibility to easily split between remote and on-site work at different hours of the day and week.
  • Membership in the coolest co-working and community space in the heart of Vienna.
  • An open-minded environment with friendly international people.
  • I guess some fruits, like most companies are saying they offer nowadays?
  • Well, that’s all for now. As mentioned in the beginning, we’re emerging, but that’s also a huge opportunity to grow with the organization.

How to apply:

  • We don’t want to see your CV (yet).
  • We want an English-written 1-1.5 page letter of motivation (yes, it’s a test of both English skills and to see how you’ll squeeze your CV in there)
  • 1-3 articles that you’ve written, that you’re proud of (only published articles. If online, please send the link. If scans of a print, attach the PDF).
  • Send the application via e-mail only: office(at)theinternational.at with the subject line JOURNALIST (YOUR FIRST NAME) (YOUR LAST NAME). 
  • Application deadline: Closed
  • Starting date: End of April – beginning of May.

As our organization’s focus is inclusion, we hope to receive applications from people of every gender, origin, religion, race, and belief. We’ll review each of them carefully and the decision will be made purely based on professional judgment.