BRUSSELS - We are looking for a Project Coordinator to join our small but growing team in Brussels. Journalismfund.eu is the first independent non-profit organisation, established in 1998, with the purpose of stimulating in-depth cross-border journalism in Europe. 

With the European Cross-Border Grants, Journalismfund.eu supports professional journalists who have a good idea for cross-border research and for research on European affairs. 

In order to further develop this project, Journalismfund.eu is looking for a full-time project coordinator.


Project Coordinator (M/F) ‑ European Cross-Border Grants ‑ full time.

We are looking for a project coordinator to manage our “European Cross-border Grants” (ECBG) and to further develop the projects’ activities in Europe. The project coordinator will also be tasked with measuring the impact of the European Cross-border Grants. 

He/she will report to the managing director of Journalismfund.eu and to the board. His/her activities include but are not limited to managing the applications, bringing the jury together and reporting the decisions of the jury to the applicants. Communication of the grants (via the website, social media...) will also be an important task.

Specific tasks:

-    ECBG Project

  • Screening the applications and communicating with the applicants via e-mail or phone;
  • Compiling an overview of the applications for the jury;
  • Organising and conducting jury meetings;
  • Compiling jury comments and feedback;
  • Communicating jury decisions with the applicants;
  • Preparing grantees’ contracts;
  • Following up on funded projects;
  • Communicating about published stories;
  • Providing administrative support (database, filing, etc.);
  • Filing reports about the progress of the project;

-    ECBG Communication 

  • Writing and editing a newsletter about the project’s activities;
  • Promoting the project on social media;
  • Updating the website www.journalismfund.eu
  •  …


The ideal candidate will have relevant work experience in project management and journalism and is able to work autonomously. Strong attention to details is required, including the ability to prioritise work demands and tasks.


  • Must be legally eligible to work in the EU or possess a work permit in Belgium;
  • Is resident in Belgium;
  • A minimum of five years’ relevant professional experience;
  • Native or near-native English. Other languages ‑ particularly French or Dutch ‑ a plus;
  • Must have good writing skills;
  • Insight into investigative journalistic methods is a plus;
  • Proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines and objectives in an autonomous manner;
  • Desire and commitment to work in a small team in a multi-cultural working environment;
  • Must be a great team worker;
  • Good knowledge of social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn is a must


Type of contract: temporary ‑ full time
Location: Brussels, Belgium – in the city centre
Starting date: 1 October 2019 – at the latest.
Salary: Exact remuneration depends on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate


Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter and contact details of at least two references.

Please send applications by email to info [at] journalismfund.eu by midday (12 pm) Monday 26 August 2019 to the attention of the Managing Director.

Applications received by this date will take priority. However, late applications will be considered if the position has not been filled.

Journalismfund.eu is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, gender or age. 

Having doubts about your European Cross-Border Grants application? Talk to our Project Coordinator!


BRUSSELS – European Cross-Border Grants program for teams of professional European journalists has got a deadline coming up on the 15th of January. In the run-up to this deadline, we offer advice to journalists with questions about their idea or application.

Our Narrative


BRUSSELS - How Journalismfund.eu grew from an idea at a funeral table into a professional journalism organisation with international acclaim: 2 December 1997, Brussels. Up-and-coming TV journalist Pascal Decroos is on his way home from VRT, the Flemish public broadcaster, when a motorist driving against the flow of traffic crashes into his car.