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African Women in Media – AWiM Graduate Trainee Programme 2022

The Africa Women in the Media (AWiM) initiative invites applications from talented female graduates of mass communication and any field of journalism for the AWiM Graduate Trainee Programme 2022.

African Women in the Media (AWiM), is a network for African women working in media industries anywhere in the world. Our aim is to impact positively the way media functions in relation to women, and our vision is that one-day African women and women working in media in Africa, will have equal access to representation in media industries. More information on the organisation can be found at https://africanwomeninmedia.com/.

Job Details

Job Title: AWiM Media Graduate Trainee Programme
Position Type: Fixed Term (May – December 2022)
Number of Position: 4 (Four)
Stipend: $450/month
Start Date: May 01, 2022

Job Description

AWiM is looking to recruit four women who have recently graduated from a media-related course within the last two years to be part of the AWiM Graduate Trainee Programme. As an AWiM Media Graduate Trainee, you will experience a challenging 8-month development programme taking you through a comprehensive rotation of critical divisions of our work at AWiM.

Your time on the AWiM Media Graduate Trainee Programme will therefore consist of two focal areas:

You will get editorial coaching to produce gender angle stories and develop stories for bylines on AWiMNews.

You will spend two months each in four critical areas of our work at AWiM. This will provide you with transferable skills to help you succeed in an organisation.

Successful applicants would have graduated from a media-related course within the last two years. They should demonstrate a passion for journalism and women’s rights.

Duties and Responsibilities

Embarking on an 8-month development programme designed to accelerate you through an increasingly steep learning curve.

Participating in a rotational scheme that introduces you to some of our essential functions and colleagues.
Taking on real responsibilities to apply new skills in a supportive environment.

Participating in a mentorship programme delivered by experienced professionals.

Eligibility Criteria

Prospective candidates must

  • Be a woman
  • Be at the start of her career in journalism
  • Be below 26 years of age
  • The scheme is not open to established professional journalists

Qualification Requirements

Prospective applicants must have:

  1. A passion for journalism, adaptability, resilience, good judgement
  2. A degree or postgraduate qualification
  3. Good grasp of the English language, including idioms and current trends in slang and expressions
  4. Ability to work independently with little or no daily supervision
  5. Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to communicate with colleagues, and management
  6. Ability to work on multiple projects with different objectives simultaneously
  7. Good time management skills, including prioritising, scheduling, and adapting as necessary
  8. Proficiency with computers, especially writing programs, such as Google Docs and Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  9. A passion for understanding the world and getting to the facts
  10. Original and creative ideas for ways to reach new audiences
  11. Ability to regularly read, watch and listen to news across all platforms

Benefits of AWiM Media Graduate Trainee Program

  1. Position is home-based, so you don’t need to travel
  2. AWiM offers on-the-job training and development, enabling you to be the best you can be.
  3. A monthly stipend of $450
  4. Developing your journalistic skills, researching and writing.
  5. A chance to get training in different sections of AWiM
  6. Networking opportunities.
  7. Opportunity to learn and grow your community engagement skills in an upcoming respected brand called AWiM.
  8. Opportunity to work remotely.
  9. A chance to enrich your knowledge on media issues related to women in the industry.
  10. Professional teaching and mentoring by industry professionals
  11. Access to AWiM learning platform, which hosts a range of courses.

How to Apply for AWiM Media Graduate Trainee Programme

Candidates who meet the above requirements should send in a folder of all documents listed below to [email protected] (Use the subject line ‘Graduate Trainee’) no later than April 5, 2022. The interview date will be April 18, 2022.

1. CV

2. Cover letter, no more than two pages, articulating:

Why media women capacity building is essential for gender equality in the media industry across Africa

What interests you about this graduate trainee programme?

What you bring to and hope to gain from AWiM Media Graduate Trainee Programme.

What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow in your career field?

3. Copy of academic transcript

4. Copy of your degree and/or postgraduate certificate

5. Proof of age (Birth Certificate)

Application Closing Date

The deadline for the submission of application is April 5, 2022. The interview will hold on April 18, 2022.

For further enquiry visit the official AWiM application website at https://africanwomeninmedia.com/vacancy-awim-media-graduate-trainee-programme/

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