Internews in Moldova is looking for an expert/consultant on Multimodal Storytelling

Deadline: June 25, 2019 COB

Open to national and international expert/consultant

Context: MEDIA-M project provide assistance for six independent media outlets (Key Partners/ KPs), which were selected to receive long-term targeted grant support, including improvement of the editorial component and producing more quality content across a variety of traditional and digital platforms in rural and urban areas. It aims to promote the development of an independent, professional media in Moldova that gives citizens access to a variety of perspectives and fosters a media sector that is more resilient to political and financial pressures, and create a more informed citizenry that understands the value of fact-based, credible journalism.

As part of its activities under this project, MEDIA-M will contract an expert/consultant to provide a two-day in-house training session for an independent media organization on multimodal storytelling, in order to improve the capacity of the newsroom staff to combine narration with audios, videos, images, labels, textures, graphics, etc., and to produce a more creative and interactive content. It is an empowering form of communication, which teaches critical thinking, digital literacy skills, and different ways to present a story.

Multimodal Storytelling - it is a teaching strategy that mixes storytelling and multimodality. It relies on different ways to present a story by integrating modes, such as: gestures, audio, videos, images, labels, words, textures, or smells to create meaning, in this case, the story. While traditional storytelling mainly requires the usage of hearing and sight senses, multimodal storytelling involves five senses to decode the message of the story and foster multisensory perception.


The expert must:

  • provide a two-day in-house training session for a media organization;
  • introduce participants to concepts related to multimodal storytelling, how to combine narration, images, audio, and other elements to expand storytelling;
  • provide multimedia publishing tools to tell a story;
  • provide examples of software solutions which enable the user to mix different elements when creating a story;
  • engage the team in exercises to write and produce a short multimodal story.

The period of implementation, specific and more advanced topics for training sessions, and the name of the media organization to work with will be discussed with the selected expert/consultant.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be expected to have:

  • Higher education in journalism, communication, marketing, PR, and/or other relevant areas;
  • Significant professional experience in journalism, communications, visual design, creative writing, or other relevant field, and has successfully completed similar projects;
  • In-depth knowledge of editorial work in a newsroom, new trends in the media, and communication;
  • More than five years of experience in traditional and non-traditional storytelling;
  • Experience in video production would be an asset;
  • Familiarity with local media landscape would be an asset;
  • Capacity to analyze, monitor, summarize, and evaluate.

 Application Requirements

  • An updated CV, including contact details for two references;
  • Financial offer.

Application Submission Instruction

All interested experts are encouraged to submit their applications electronically to the following e-mail address: in-chisinau@internews.org with “Multimodal Storytelling" in the subject line, until June 25, 2019.

For any additional questions, please contact Internews in Moldova staff at +373 60500570.

This activity is part of the USAID and UK aid funded project “Media Enabling Democracy, Inclusion and Accountability in Moldova” (MEDIA-M) and implemented by Internews in Moldova, which aims to promote the development of an independent, professional media, and to create a media sector that is more resilient to political and financial pressures.

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