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


Media women with a minimum of 2 years in a middle management position (editorial or a senior journalist)


Interested applicants should download the application forms through this link: (Download form by clicking on Apply for WIN Africa)

For applicants from Rwanda, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, please send your applications to 

For applicants from Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi, please send your applications to

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.


Monday 2 October 2017



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