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23 Dec 2013, Posted by Eric Karstens

Portfolio

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  • Grant writing
  • Tender writing
  • Analysis, studies, and research in the media sector
  • Media sector project management and consulting
  • Essays, articles, talks, and moderation
  • Translations
  • Academic teaching

Grant writing

Professional conception (including research, formation and management of appropriate consortia), planning, budgeting, and drafting of fundraising applications as well as project proposals on behalf of NGOs, associations, and companies, to be submitted to public authorities, foundations, and other donors. Special focus and expertise related to institutions of the European Union. This includes scientific research proposals, such as under the EU’s Framework Programme for Research (FP7). I also work as a “proposal doctor”, helping organisations elaborate and fine-tune their funding requests.

Track record includes successful proposals submitted to the European Commission’s DG Research and DG EuropeAid, and the European Parliament, as well as to various private foundations, among them the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Open Society Foundations. More details and samples available on request.

Tender writing (public procurement bids and applications)

Professional conception (including research, formation and management of appropriate consortia), planning, budgeting, and drafting of commercial tender applications and bids on behalf of NGOs, associations, and companies, to be submitted to all types of awarding authorities. Special focus and expertise related to institutions of the European Union.

Track record includes successful bids submitted to the European Commission’s DG Communication, DG Information Society (now DG Connect), DG Education and Culture, DG Research, DG EuropeAid, and DG Trade. More details and samples available on request.

Analysis, studies, and research in the media sector

Organisational studies and economic analysis of media business issues, including creation of business plans, profitability analysis, feasibility studies, international market analysis, content-related studies, and forecasts.

Track record includes several public as well as commercial broadcasters, production companies, and a major international advertising agency. More details and samples available on request.

Media sector project management and consulting

Professional management, planning, implementation, reporting, budget controlling, and practical coordination of projects ranging from small intra-company business ventures to large-scale international consortia.

Conceptional and strategic consulting as well as pragmatic hands-on guidance for media businesses and media organisations. Special focus on communication-related issues, content management, broadcast programming, and organizational structure.

Track record includes work for the European Journalism Centre (EJC) – for instance projects such as CASAM and SYNC3 -,  as well as several European broadcasters from both the public service and commercial sectors. More details available on request.

Essays, articles, talks, and moderation

For a comprehensive overview of writings, please see the Articles and Books sections. Scientific and journalistic talks about media- and EU-related topics are complemented with participation in expert panels and moderation of panel discussions or entire conferences. More details available on request.

Please see also the following examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Translations

Translations of journalistic articles, expert information, scientific essays, communication material, and fictional entertainment from English into German and vice versa.

Track record includes EU-related thematic dossiers on the European Commission-supported website eu4journalists.eu as well as work for, inter alia, US major film studio subsidiaries in Europe, German fiction publishers, and technical industry customers. More details and samples available on request.

Academic teaching

Academic teaching experience (in German and English) in Media Economy and Media Management includes Master’s level courses at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering Science of the University of Applied Sciences Cologne, The German University in Cairo, and Hamburg Media School, as well as Bachelor’s level courses at Cologne Business School and others. Recent academic talks were given, inter alia, at the University of Maastricht, Hogeschool Zuyd Maastricht, University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten (Austria), and the University of Navarra’s IESE Business School in Barcelona.


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