FT African Journalism Fellowship with One World Media
Applications are open for the FT African Journalism Fellowship with One World Media 2023. In collaboration with the FT One World is looking for a mid-career journalist from, based in and covering Sub-Saharan Africa, with an ambitious written story to tell a global audience.
They are looking for a great writer with some experience who can break down a complex story in simple language, compellingly, in a way that has wide appeal and relatability. The selected Fellow will produce a piece of long-form journalism – an economic or business story from the region that resonates with FT’s global audience.
The FT Fellow will join the existing One World Media Fellowship cohort to learn alongside a talented worldwide peer group while receiving guidance and a reporting grant of £1,000. The FT will provide further training, editorial support and one-to-one mentoring from senior editors, with the aim of showcasing the final piece at their global platform.
- £1,000 reporting grant
- OWM Executive Producer for their project
- One-to-one mentoring by Senior FT editors
- A chance to publish their piece on the FT
- Workshops and webinars by industry experts
- Network of like-minded Fellows and Alumni
- There is a possibility of an extended engagement for a successful Fellow.
- One FT Fellow will be selected to join the current OWM Fellowship cohort.
- Applicant must be a mid-career journalist from and based in Sub-Saharan Africa, working in print, digital or multimedia reporting.
- Must be a great writer with some experience who can break down a complex story in simple language, compellingly, in a way that has wide appeal and relatability
- Must be a journalists who have a keen interest in business and global affairs, an international mindset and sharp reporting instincts.
- The ideal applicant would demonstrate strong writing skills and an ability to write engagingly and incisively about economics, corporate and markets issues.
Deadline: Thursday 5 October 2023, 5PM UTC
Applications to the One World Media Fellowship are FREE.
- Step 1: Register for a new user account on the One World Media Submission portal. If you have registered previously, there is no need to create a new account – you can login with the same user details or reset your password.
- Step 2: You will need to fill in an online form, upload necessary documents and provide a reference letter. You may submit more than one proposal, but a separate online application is required for each.
For more information, visit FT/OWM Fellowship page
Can I apply for more than one project?
Yes. As long as you can fill different applications for each project. It is however advisable that you submit your strongest proposal.
How much experience is expected from applicants?
A basic level of industry experience is expected for you to be able to deliver the piece of media you are proposing. They will prioritise journalists who have already published some of their pieces, locally or internationally, and aiming to widen their access to a network of industry professionals in their field.
What type of media will be supported?
The FT Africa Journalism Fellowship is for print/text and and multimedia stories.