Liberia Journalism Training Opportunity

from my email inbox, looks full of promise ...

Media Trainer position/s Liberia

Hi all,
I have one, perhaps two, positions coming up with my project, New Narratives, in Liberia. I apologize I can't be more specific about start dates right now but I would love to know who might be available. The positions will be 6 month and 1 year spots as Trainer and Country Director/Trainer. New Narratives is an innovative new journalism training program that works one-on-one with the leading women journalists to produce long form reporting in radio and print on the most pressing issues in the country. The two-year pilot project, funded by Goldman Sachs Gives, launched in July this year. We've already had 8 front page news stories and feature radio pieces that have sparked serious debate within the country on issues such as child prostitution, high teen pregnancies and rape. Nicholas Kristof twittered one of our stories.

New Narratives avoids workshops and instead employs an apprenticeship model where journalists work closely with the trainer to do stories in-depth. Trainers will work with each "New Narratives Fellow" exclusively for 3 days a month. Fellows are provided with equipment and travel expenses for their reporting. Our trainer and Country Director will help lead the expansion of the program in Liberia and possibly to other Africa countries. New Narratives is a partnership of Women's Campaign International. We are based in WCI's office in Liberia.

Honestly, it's a great job with lots of opportunity to really have an impact.

The positions come with competitive compensation, a car, the flight to and from Liberia and emergency medical insurance.

*At least 7 years experience reporting radio news and news features
*Ideal candidate will also have experience in print
*Experience reporting/training in Africa, preferably Liberia
*On staff or freelanced for major international media, preferably in the US
*A drivers license
*Ability to work in tough and challenging settings

*Experience in a supervisory role, preferably with a non-profit
*Experience in non-profit fundraising

If you're interested and fit the requirements, please send me a CV and any questions you may have. Please pass this on to others who may be interested.
Best email for me is

Prue Clarke
Visiting Associate Professor
Graduate School of Journalism
City University of New York

Co-Founder and Executive Director
New Narratives - Women Reporting Africa

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