Ayiba Editorial Fellowship Program

Ayiba Editorial Fellowship Program

Deadline: June 2, 2016

Applications are invited for the Ayiba Fellowship Program. Ayiba is a fast-growing online magazine focused on highlighting a new generation of movers and shakers who disrupt tired narratives through innovation, technology, and new media.


Ayiba will be offering three (3) six-month-long editorial fellowships.

  • Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.
  • Applicants should also be enthusiastic, highly organized, self-motivated and be interested in our mission of chronicling the African renaissance.
  • Applicants should possess a passion for great reporting and writing is essential. Fellows will work remotely with an international team stretching across three continents.
  • Each fellow is expected to work approximately 7 – 10 hours per week with a flexible schedule created in consultation with Ayiba’s editorial staff.

Editorial Fellow Positions


  • Write two weekly blog posts on topics linked above
  • Pitch story ideas to the Executive Editor
  • Conduct interviews and write feature pieces
  • Identify pieces for re-publication
  • Assist the editorial team with research and special projects


  • Ability to network with young African leaders
  • Opportunity to attend/cover events for Ayiba
  • Hands-on experience with a top-notch team
  • Freedom to lead projects, test strategies, and implement your ideas
  • Recommendation and references upon completion
  • Note: this fellowship is unpaid.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should:

  •  kindly email Akinyi Ochieng, akinyi@ayibamagazine.com, with your resume and a one – two page writing sample (topics related to Africa are strongly preferred).
  • Include link to personal blog(if any)

For more information, visit Ayiba Fellowship