49th St. Gallen Symposium "Capital for Purpose": 8–10 May 2019


Magazine Team

Create relevant content for a global community.

The St. Gallen Symposium Magazine seeks students with backgrounds in media to cover the 49th St. Gallen Symposium from 8–10 May 2019, where the topic of the debate will be “Capital for Purpose”. You have the opportunity to join an international team of young journalists and create visual elements and stories 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.

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 49th 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.

As no story is complete without fitting pictures, we are looking for illustrators who are capable to visualise key expressions of the articles and photographers with experience in event/conference and portrait photography.

Invest in your journalistic track record.

This project will add to your portfolio while giving you the opportunity to meet the world’s most inspiring young and future leaders, decision-makers, entrepreneurs and thinkers. Furthermore, experienced journalists as well as experienced designers from the United States and Switzerland will serve as editors and advisors. Ideal candidates should meet the following requirements:


  • Excellent spoken and written English is a must
  • Able to work within a tight deadline
  • Eye for detail, able to work well alone or in a team
  • An affinity for creative work


  • Experience in illustrating economic or political topics
  • An affinity for creative work


  • Experience in conference or event photography and portraiture, with an ability to work under a tight schedule

You will stay and work in St. Gallen, Switzerland, from 05–11 May 2019. Pictures, visuals and visual stories will be due by the middle of May 2019 at the latest. Furthermore, there will be online meetings in March and April 2019 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.

No more applications for the 49th St. Gallen Symposium Magazine Team can be accepted. The application process for the 50th St. Gallen Symposium Magazine Team will be started in December 2019.

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


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