Mail & Guardian offers LGBTI journalist fellowship


mail_guardian_rainbow_LGBT_fellowshipWith limited resources and almost no support from advertisers, LGBTI media outlets in South Africa have struggled to produce and employ journalists in the field.

Now, the Mail & Guardian newspaper, together with The Other Foundation, has announced a journalism fellowship focusing on LGBTI and related issues.

The “Rainbow Fellowship” will be awarded to a mid-level LGBTI journalist for one year, from March 1 2016 to February 28 2017. The successful applicant will receive remuneration of R25,000 a month (cost to company).

Amongst other responsibilities, the journalist will write two to three strong stories a month for the newspaper, create daily content for the M&G digital platforms, liaise with activists and other stakeholders in the LGBTI community and remain up to date on relevant issues.

Applicants must have a degree in journalism or similar qualification, knowledge of media law and ethics as well as first-class English language skills and experience at a national news publication.

The deadline for applications is January 31 2016. For more details click here.

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