The M&G invites applications for a social justice fellowship

The successful candidate for the social justice reporting fellowship will pen pieces that go beyond statistics, to illuminate the experience of poverty in South Africa.

The successful candidate for the social justice reporting fellowship will pen pieces that go beyond statistics, to illuminate the experience of poverty in South Africa.

Are you gripped by social justice issues? Do you pore over newspaper stories that cover poverty, inequality, and human and socio-economic rights?

If so, you might be just the candidate we’re looking for. The Mail & Guardian together with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation are inviting applications for an annual fellowship in social justice reporting. 

You’ll be based at the the Johannesburg offices of the M&G, where you’ll spend a year focusing on stories that deal with social justice issues.

The successful candidate will report to the news editor and will be required to provide news and feature content for all platforms of M&G Media Ltd. These pieces will give the reader insight into the structural conditions of inequality that continue to divide the country, going beyond statistics to illuminate the experience of poverty in South Africa.

You would have to meet the following criteria in order to apply for this fellowship:

  • Demonstrate a genuine commitment to social justice 
  • Have at least three years experience in journalism 
  • Be prepared to work in challenging urban and rural environments 
  • Have an understanding of, and respect for, media law and ethics
  • Be willing to work in both print and multimedia formats 
  • Be able to communicate in at least two official languages 
  • Have a valid driver’s licence

The starting date for the fellowship is 1 July 2015 or as soon thereafter as possible.
You should have your application in no later than 5 June 2015.

If you fit these criteria and would like an opportunity to work with a  team who are passionate about what they do, email your application to the human resources department: [email protected]

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