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Want to Go to WYD in Rio for Aleteia?


Aleteia - published on 06/06/13

Aleteia Seeks Bright, Young, Articulate Video Blogger for World Youth Day

Are you a young Catholic who’s thought about a career in media?

Are you bright and articulate and in love with the faith?

Have you been hoping for a chance to see our new Pope, Francis?

If so, Aleteia has an opportunity for youWorld Youth Day is just weeks away, and Aleteia is auditioning for an on-location video blogger to help us cover this historic event. If you’re the right person, we’ll cover your round-trip airfare to Rio DeJaneiro.

We’re looking for someone with charisma, who is well-spoken and can talk off the cuff. Someone who has a good working knowledge of the faith and can think on his or her feet.

The successful candidate will be someone who is mature and will take the role of reporter seriously (though in a fun way). You should be able to take direction in working with our photographer/videographer, Jeff Bruno.

Our editors in the U.S. will also be working with you, putting together a special coverage package. In addition to filing video blogs, you will conduct chat sessions online. We want our coverage to engage as many young people as possible—to help Pope Francis spread his message far, wide and deep.

World Youth Day this year, from July 23-28, is bound to be a historic event. Just think about it: the first Latin American Pope in history will be making his first overseas visit to our own hemisphere. Having already surprised the world in many ways, Pope Francis may very well be making big news while in Brazil.

We encourage anyone between 18-29 to apply by June 11. Send us your resume and three references. A video clip of yourself would be helpful too.

Finalists will be invited to interview by Skype. The winner will be announced in time to make arrangements for this exciting trip. You should already have a valid passport and might need a visa in order to travel to Brazil (check with the Brazilian Consulate). Knowledge of Portuguese, Spanish and other international languages is helpful, though not required.

If you are older than the age range stipulated, if know a young person who might be a good candidate, feel free to pass along this announcement.

This will be a chance of a lifetime—a chance to hear directly from Pope Francis, to share the faith with thousands of other young Catholics, and to help Aleteia in its mission of evangelization.

Contact: Harold Fickett, Editor of Aleteia, at

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