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Apply for a fellowship at the M&G Health Journalism Centre

19 Feb 2013 12:00 | Staff Reporter

Hone your skills at the M&G Health Journalism Centre!

Hone your skills at the M&G Health Journalism Centre!

The M&G Centre for Health Journalism aims to advance the quality of health journalism in Africa by:


We have a vacancy for one South African fellow – a working journalist who would like to hone his/her health journalism skills.

This is a prime opportunity to learn by working with a team of M&G health reporters. 

The fellowship will be for three months, starting September 2, 2013.

This is not a fellowship aimed at students; it's for a journalist currently employed by a media outlet with an interest in health reporting but no capacity to develop skilled health reporters.

The successful candidate will be hosted at the centre's offices in Johannesburg and will need the permission of his/her editor to be released for three months. We will pay a monthly stipend and cover travelling expenses to and from Johannesburg.

Following the fellowship, the candidate will return to his or her current employment and continue to receive assistance from the M&G Health Journalism Centre with reporting. 

The successful applicant will:

To apply, email your CV, a letter of motivation (one page maximum) and relevant story samples (maximum three) to [email protected] by June 30 2013. For further inquiries, please contact Mia Malan at [email protected] or +27 11 250 7447.

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