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
- Culture Fellow – Write and recruit writers for Society & Culture, Afropolitan Diary, Becoming, Experience Africa,Proudly African, Behind the Headlines
- Lifestyle Fellow – Write and recruit writers for Art & Entertainment, Travel & Cuisine, Beauty & Fashion, African City Tour
- Business Fellow – Write and recruit writers for Business & Tech, Start-up Stories, Opportunities
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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