Application Deadline: 5 October 2023.
FT and One World Media are looking for a mid-career journalist from, based in and covering Sub-Saharan Africa, with an ambitious written story to tell a global audience. Think big. This might be what you’d expect to see on the home page of one of the world’s biggest newspapers.
FT/One World Media 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.
- Mid-career journalist from and based in Sub-Saharan Africa, working in print, digital or multimedia reporting.
- FT/One World Media will select one FT Fellow to join the current OWM Fellowship cohort.
- FT/One World Media 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.
- FT/One World Media are particularly interested in 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.
- There is a possibility of an extended engagement for a successful Fellow.
- £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
- 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.
- This could be a story which has a political impact or which shines a light on an industry or sector or company. We are particularly interested in stories from countries that the FT does not cover regularly.
- The primary form will be text, but there will be opportunities for special digital treatment of data and of visual elements.
- The FT Fellow will be in regular contact with David Pilling, the FT’s Africa editor and Alec Russell, foreign editor, and will receive one-on-one training and mentoring from them and other senior editors.
- Open for entries: 7 September 2023
- Deadline: Thursday 5 October 2023, 5PM UTC
- FT Fellow announced: November 2023
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