Deadline: 15 December 2019
The World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is inviting women journalists from sub-Saharan Africa to apply for the Women in News (WIN) Accelerator leadership development programme.
WIN aims to increase women’s leadership and voices in the news. It does so by equipping women journalists and editors with the skills, strategies, and support networks to take on greater leadership positions within their media. In parallel, WIN partners with media organisations to identify industry-led solutions to close the gender gap in their newsrooms, boardrooms and in the content they produce.
WIN Accelerator is an intensive, 9-month long career and leadership programme for journalists and editors working in Africa and the Arab Region. The programme accepts 100-150 applicants, annually.
They offer four things to ensure the women who take part in the programme acquire new skill sets and build their capacity: Coaching, Training, Mentoring and Networking.
Successful applicants to the WIN Accelerator programme benefit from the following:
- Certified media management training delivered by regional and global experts drawn from the WIN and WAN-IFRA extended community (80 hours)
- Method: Delivered online or in-person during offsite training held nationally or regionally
- Professional skills training (15 hours)
- Method: Delivered during national gatherings as well as online
- Gender balance and sexual harassment training (9 hours)
- Method: Delivered during national gatherings or in-house
- 1-1 coaching to create a 3-to-5 year career roadmap (8 hours)
- Method: Coach and mentee meet individually on five occasions
- Facilitated group mentoring with peers (4-6 hours)
- Method: Delivered during national gatherings
- Experience in mentoring future media leaders and young professionals (6-8 hours)
- Method: Delivered in university classrooms or at national gatherings
- Media exchanges (3-4 days)
- Method: Participants are hosted by their peers media organizations in neighbouring markets
- Job and support networks, both national and regional
- Method: Virtual networks connect women via Facebook, WhatsApp and LinkedIn.
- Applicants must have 2-3 years management experience and be working in the media sector (This includes print or digital newspapers, radio and, in some cases, broadcast).
- Journalists from Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe may apply for the 2020 programme.
For more information, visit http://womeninnews.org/post/95