Magazine Team

Create relevant content for a global community.

We seek ten students with excellent English writing skills to cover the St. Gallen Symposium from 3–5 May 2017, where the topic of debate will be “The dilemma of disruption”. You have the opportunity to join an international team of journalism students and write stories and articles on our conference topic, all-expenses-paid (travel, board, and lodging).

You will be working with experienced editors from the United States and Switzerland. The outcome of this project will be a high-quality print magazine disseminated to more than 1,000 of the world’s most influential current and future leaders, including decision-makers in the fields of academia, business, politics, and society. On top of this, we will share the magazine’s most exciting articles online with thousands of followers on our various social media channels.

This short film, made by members of Magazine Team 2016, provides some insights and impressions with you:

Cover the diversity and depth of our debates & inspire the current and next generation of leaders.

The Magazine will cover the most fascinating aspects, stories and moments of the 47th St. Gallen Symposium: sessions, interviews with prominent speakers and in-depth reports about issues discussed at the symposium as well as behind-the-scenes features on the conference itself. You will have the chance to interview speakers and participants for your production of 2–4 by-lined articles.

Have a look at the St. Gallen Symposium Magazine 2016:

Invest in your journalistic track record.

This project will ad to your journalistic portfolio while giving you the opportunity to interview the world’s most inspiring young and future leaders, decision-makers, entrepreneurs and thinkers. Furthermore, experienced journalists from the United States and Switzerland will serve as editors and advisers. The following requirements must be met:

  • Excellent written and spoken English skill is a must
  • Able to work within a tight deadline
  • Eye for detail, able to work well alone or in a team, able to multitask
  • High affinity for creative work
  • Journalistic track record in economics or politics is an advantage but not a requirement

You will stay and work in St. Gallen, Switzerland, from 30 April–6 May 2017. Articles will be due by 11 May 2017 at the latest. Furthermore, there will be online meetings in March and April 2017 to prepare for the work in St. Gallen. Please reserve time for preparation as it will make your stay in St. Gallen even more successful.

Don't hesitate, apply now.

Apply no later than Saturday, 31 December 2016, to Mr Nelson Locher, responsible for Communication, at, and kindly provide the following documents:

  • a one-page CV, in English (non-native speakers, please present your English diplomas, certificates, and/or classes)
  • a 300–500 word motivational letter (Word document), in English, presenting why you want to be part of this project
  • the letter should answer the following points:
    > The dilemma of disruption has many different facets. How would you approach the subject in an innovative way for a print magazine (text, visuals, etc.)?
    > Referring to next year’s topic, present 2-3 stories you would be excited to write about? (Please describe them briefly)
  • name and contact information of a reference (professor or supervisor) who can speak about your ability to work under pressure and as part of a team

We are happy to provide more detailed information or answer further questions. Feel free to contact us any time via

Topic: «The dilemma of disruption»

The 47th St. Gallen Symposium, will look at the breeding grounds for radical change, assess the tough decisions that come with it and direct participants’ gaze beyond the strict business definition.

> read the topic briefing


Nils Smedegaard Andersen, Xavier Bettel, Dambisa Moyo, Tidjane Thiam and many more joined us in May 2016.

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