Call for applications: Women In News Africa

WAN-IFRA seeks high potential media women for participation in its flagship leadership development programme.  The World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is pleased to invite Senior Journalists or Editors working for the media in Botswana, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi, especially those in newspapers or digital media, to apply for the much-sought-after Women in News (WIN) leadership development programme. WIN works with media companies and their high potential female employees to overcome the gender gap in management and senior management positions. The programme seeks to equip women media professionals in middle and senior management positions with the right skills, knowledge and attitudes to help advance their careers. WIN provides them the support networks they need to take on a greater leadership role within their organizations and works with their organizations to create environments for high potential women to succeed. In-keeping with the technological developments, this year the WIN programme launches for the first time an Online Media Management Foundation Course in association with Frayintermedia, which makes learning about media management a lot more exciting with the potential of reaching more people. The successful applicants will be expected to volunteer time in the mentoring of up and coming journalists in their markets as a way of giving back something to the community.  This is a requirement of the WIN programme so as to help build the staying power for young  female  journalists in the media while creating a community of support  for the advancement of women. The programme will run from October 2017 and June 2018 and successful applicants will  benefit from the following: 1.     Online Leadership and Media Management Training 2.     One-on-one Coaching support 3.     Peer Mentoring 4.     National and Regional Networking opportunities WHO CAN APPLY?  Media women with a minimum of 2 years in a middle management position (editorial or a senior journalist) HOW TO APPLY?  Interested applicants should download the application forms through this link: womeninnews.org/join (Download form by clicking on Apply for WIN Africa) For applicants from Rwanda, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, please send your applications to womeninnewsbrzz@gmail.com  For applicants from Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi, please send your applications to womeninnewseca@gmail.com Note: Successful participants will be expected to travel on specific occasions throughout the programme. Your availability for this will be crucial for the overall success of the programme. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS? Monday 2 October 2017    

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WAN-IFRA organizes workshop for women journalists at Al-Watan newspaper in Egypt

After the success of the Media Management Training attend by 30 women journalists from the Middle-East and North Africa, the First Women in News Forum and the Women in Ramadan Series panel organized in Egypt during the second year of Women in News program, WAN-IFRA and Al-Watan newspaper in Egypt collaborate to deliver an exclusive training for Al-Watan newspaper’s women journalists.  In collaboration with Al Watan newspaper, WAN-IFRA organized an exclusive training for the newspaper’s women journalists on Thursday, July 20, 2017 as part of its Women in News program. The training was attended by 15 journalists, along with Fatemah Farag, Women in News regional director in the Middle-East and North Africa. Farag announced the beginning of the training welcoming participants and presenting Women in News activities, highlighting the possibility of organizing another training for Al Watan newspaper’s women journalists according to their needs. The first session, delivered by Fatma Kheir – Women in News national coach in Egypt, focused on “How to create a career roadmap” where Kheir presented motivational videos featuring successful figures. The second session focused on time management skills and setting priorities. To conclude the training, Kheir shared with participants WAN-IFRA’s career roadmap sample to be used by Al Watan’s women journalists as a model to create their own 3 to 5 year career roadmap.

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