WAN-IFRA Fellowship for African Women Journalists

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WAN-IFRA Fellowship for African Women Journalists: The World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is pleased to invite commercial and editorial media women in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia to apply to participate in the Women In News (WIN) programme.

WIN is a leadership development programme aiming to contribute to the advancement and empowerment of women in African media, simultaneously enhancing and promoting the development of financially viable and editorially strong media enterprises in emerging markets on the continent.

WIN equips women media professionals in middle management positions with the strategies, skills and support networks they need to advance their careers toward upper management levels.

The WIN programme is comprised of four nation-wide events held in participating countries’ national capitals and culminates with a programme-wide WIN Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa at the year’s end.

Included in these events are one-on-one coaching sessions with professional and experienced national and international coaches, working with participants to build personal and realistic professional action plans; mentoring with experiences business professionals and peers; and skills development and training modules focusing on topics identified by participants as being instrumental in their professional development.

Fellowship Eligibility

WIN is open to women working for a minimum of two years in middle management positions for newspapers in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Successful applicants will already have a certain degree of leadership responsibility in their current positions, have room for growth and aspire to progress within the newspaper industry.

The programme will welcome women from all departments of media houses in each of the three countries (i.e. editorial departments, as well as administration, human resources, accounting, marketing etc.).

Fifteen women will be selected to participate, divided equally among the three participating countries.

Applications from women not employed by a newspaper (e.g. those working freelance) will be considered secondary to applicants meeting the outlined requirements.

Applications are considered on an individual basis and employment in line with the above-listed criteria does not guarantee admission to the WIN programme.

Fellowship Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a completed Application form, outlining their motivation for applying to the programme and how they could benefit from WIN to Catharine Fulton, WIN’s Project Manager, at cafulton [at] womeninnews.org.

Fellowship Application Deadline: February 22

For more information and scholarship applications, see: WAN-IFRA Fellowship for African Women Journalists

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