Apply for our Rainbow fellowship
The Rainbow Fellowship
In the early 1990s, after the first non-racial lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organisations were founded in South Africa, LGBTI journalists at the then Weekly Mail approached the newspaper’s editors and received a commitment that the publication would regularly cover emerging LGBTI issues. The newspaper has upheld that commitment since then. This year, the Mail & Guardian is excited to announce a partnership with The Other Foundation for a journalism fellowship focusing on LGBTI and related issues.
The fellowship will be awarded to a mid-level journalist for one year from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017.
R25 000 a month, cost to company
- Write two to three strong stories a month for the newspaper
- Create compelling daily content for the M&G digital platforms
- Think creatively about digital story outputs including galleries, social media, podcasts and videos
- Liaise with activists and other stakeholders in the LGBTI community and remain up to date on relevant issues
- Deliver a weekly diary with strong story ideas
- Contribute to special editorial projects and editions as needed
- Contribute to multimedia projects as needed
- Knowledge of media law and ethics
- First-class English language skills
- A thorough understanding of the Mail & Guardian news brand
Highly advantageous experience and skills
- Strong organisational proficiency
- An extensive network of contacts
- Experience at a national news publication
Characteristics and competencies
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
- Exceptional planning and implementation skills
- Ability to work accurately under pressure
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Strong analytical ability
- A degree in journalism or similar qualification
The appointment will be in line with M&G Media Ltd’s employment equity policy. Applicants must be based in Johannesburg.
Applications should be sent to Agness Jura-Ganje at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 15, 2016.