Multimedia trainee

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General Information

Type of contract Traineeship

Who can apply? EU nationals eligible for our traineeship programme

Grant The trainee grant is €1,170 per month plus an accommodation allowance (see further information section)

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 11.04.2021

Your team

You will be part of the Web & Digital Division (WDI) in the Directorate General Communications (DG/C). We are responsible for the ECB’s digital communications, including website development, design and content; digital content creation; social-media channel management; publications; visual communications including photo, video, design, and branding; and digital impact analysis.

In your role as a Multimedia trainee, you will be part of the ECB’s Multimedia team, which is responsible for producing photo, video and other innovative audio-visual solutions for a number of platforms (including web, social etc.), and will work closely with both internal and external stakeholders. We are seeking talented, creative and innovative individuals to help us reach the division’s goals.

The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply, irrespective of your gender, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or other characteristics.

Your role

Your tasks as a trainee in the Multimedia team will include: 

  • supporting the duties of the ECB’s official photographer and videographer;
  • developing audio-visual storytelling solutions that support communication objectives and meet the aims of creative briefs;
  • searching for images and video footage that best match ECB-related topics, across all platforms and communication channels, including websites and social media; 
  • making complex topics accessible to the general public by creatively combining text, images, videos and other audio-visual footage;
  • organising raw media, colour grading footage and archiving media files as required with the necessary meta tags.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to join a fast-paced environment and gain experience across a broad range of communications topics. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens. 

Qualifications, experience and skills


  • a bachelor's degree or higher in the field of photography or videography; other fields will also be considered if combined with strong relevant qualifications;
  • experience in photography, videography and knowledge of photo equipment and the latest trends in the field;
  • a clear understanding of the mission, tasks and responsibilities of the ECB, and the ability to describe these in clear and simple terms;
  • a good knowledge of the MS Office package;
  • an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


  • creative eye and artistic sensibility evidenced by a portfolio showcasing your best photo, video and/or other audio-visual production/work;
  • knowledge of photo equipment as well as digital photo and post-production tools and workflows e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and other Adobe Creative Suite software;
  • a basic understanding of digital media and digital communications strategy; 
  • experience of working or studying in an international environment.

You are curious and eager to learn, and want to further develop your ability to analyse complex information. You are keen to collaborate with others, pursue team goals and learn from other people’s diverse perspectives. You strive to know and anticipate stakeholder needs, and will signal any need for change and propose alternative solutions.

You are motivated to contribute to the ECB’s mission, to serve the citizens of the EU as a member of a public institution and to work with colleagues from all over Europe. You are keen to be part of our team and to use your skills and competencies to achieve the objectives of this position.

Further information

Traineeship of between 6 and 12 months in total.

Application and selection process

Further information on how to join us is available on our website.

The recruitment process for this position will include an online interview via Webex.