The Nigeria Media Innovation Program, an MDIF initiative established to enhance media organizations’ editorial independence by increasing their financial sustainability, is announcing a Media Product Fellowship. This four-month program is designed to help aspiring media practitioners strengthen their product thinking, execution, and business development skills, as well as to help newsrooms on the road to sustainability by embedding these Fellows in their newsrooms.
The Fellowship’s Goal
The intervention is required due to a lack of unique products and tailored business abilities to support independent media organizations. As a result, the fellowship’s goal is to instill these skills in media practitioners at a very basic level.
Fellows accepted into the program will spend three weeks engaging in intensive, hands-on learning on the chosen courses, with the goal of developing and strengthening capability in the areas of media product and business development. They will then be sent to newsrooms for three months, where they will be expected to put their training skills into practice and contribute to the organization's success.
Requirements for Eligibility
This fellowship is designed for early to mid-career media professionals who understand journalistic best practices but want to expand their knowledge of news product strategy and media business.
In particular, candidates must:
Have at least three years of experience working in or interacting with the media or in a related profession. Be able to commit to a three-week training program full-time. Be able to intern for at least three months in media organizations. Share a 500-word essay explaining your grasp of the media landscape, difficulties, and opportunities, as well as how a news product and business perspective may boost Nigeria's independent media organizations.
The application deadline is June 10, 2023, and selected candidates will be informed by the end of June 2023. For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the NAMIP’s Media Product Fellowship 2023