The programme accepts 100-150 applicants, annually. Women media professionals from the following countries are eligible to apply: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe (WIN Africa), Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine (WIN Arab Region).
More about the Media Management Training (MMT)
WIN has established training partnerships with leading academic and professional training institutions in Africa, the Arab Region and Southeast Asia to develop a customised management and leadership training curriculum for mid-level journalists and editors who are ready to take on greater responsibilities within their newsrooms.
WIN has partnered with Fraycollege to deliver the Women in News Media Management Foundation e-learning course in Africa, Southeast Asia and globally. WIN has partnered with the GAPP institute within American University in Cairo to deliver the Women in News Media Management programme for the Arab Region.
WIN has also developed in-house customised training focusing on the business of digital and how to operationalise digital strategy in your news organisation. This is tailored to emerging and transitional media markets and is a must for any aspiring media leader.
- Through a combination of coaching, training, mentoring and networking, they enable journalists and editors who take part in the programme to acquire new skills and build their capacity to lead and transform.
Successful applicants to the WIN Leadership Accelerator programme benefit from the following:
- One-on-one coaching to create a three-to-five year career roadmap: Develop your career management plan and learn how to implement it. Coach and mentee meet individually on five occasions with follow-up sessions. The coaches use global best practices, customized specifically for the WIN Accelerator.
- Certified Media Management training: Regional and global experts drawn from the WIN and WAN-IFRA extended community deliver training on: newsroom management, financial management, operationalizing digital strategy and the business of news. Delivered in person and via -learning platforms
- Gender Balance in Content training: Get exposed to tools and tactics to help you and your organization achieve more balanced and representative content.
- Managing Sexual Harassment training: Tools and procedures to protect yourself and members of your team from sexual harassment in the newsroom and in the field
- Leadership Hubs: National or regional in-person and virtual gatherings that will help to develop personal and career management strategies and build professional networks
Who can Apply?
- The WIN Leadership Accelerator is targeted at mid to senior level editors and journalists in WIN’s intervention markets. Participants must have two to three years of experience managing people or processes and be working in the media sector – print or digital newspapers, radio and, in some cases, broadcast.
For more information, visit https://womeninnews.org/win-accelerator/