Apply now for the AU Media Fellowship Program 2023–2024. The fellowship is a fantastic program that aims at empowering African media professionals, journalists, and content creators to promote development in these areas, with the use of focused stories using emerging technologies.
The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent.
The African Union (AU) program will be directed at providing African storytellers and journalists a platform to use media to inform and educate citizens. the program will be centered on increasing knowledge to drive Africa’s development narrative in alignment with future goals for the continental development framework of Agenda 2063.
Objectives for the AU Media Fellowship Program
Below is the mentoring objective for mentors:
- The mentors will provide guidance, support, and expertise to the fellows so as to help them enhance their skills, knowledge, and professional growth.
- The Mentors will play a critical role in shaping the fellows’ understanding of the media landscape, providing industry insights, for future collaboration.
Eligibility and Requirements of the AU Media Fellowship Program
The following are the requirements for the AU Media Fellowship Program 2023 – 2024:
- Mentors are required to have at least 10 years of experience in the media industry, journalism, and content creation.
- Mentors should have a sound knowledge of emerging media technologies and the direction of trends.
- Mentors are required to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Mentors are required to have the ability to mentor emerging professionals.
- Mentors are required to have a comprehensive understanding of the African media landscape, related sectors, and development issues.
- Mentors should be available to commit to regular mentorship meetings and support the fellows for the duration of the fellowship.
Range Of Work for the AU Media Fellowship Program
For the duration of the mentorship, the mentor’s scope of work is as follows:
- Mentors will guide their assigned fellows based on their areas of specialization.
- Mentors will assist fellows in setting their goals and objectives in their fellowship projects.
- Mentors will conduct in-person meetings for fellows.
- Mentors will be sharing their insights on the industries and giving advice to help the fellows on the media landscape.
- Mentors will offer detailed feedback for improvement and give guidance to fellows on their projects.
- Mentors are to encourage networking opportunities to help facilitate connections with significant industry, and professionals.
- Mentors are required to support fellows in advancing their professional skills and in research, storytelling techniques, and the use of emerging technologies, including effective communication techniques.
- Mentors are required to monitor the fellows’ progress and provide timely suggestions to improve the fellows.
- The AU Media will organize workshops for mentorship training for all mentors.
Reporting and Coordination of the AU Media Fellowship Program
- Mentors are to report to the AU Media Fellowship Program coordinators and will engage in regular reviews and assessment sessions.
- Mentors are to provide progress reports and feedback on the fellows’ performance and overall mentorship experience.
Duration of the AU Media Fellowship Program 2023–2024.
The AU Media Fellowship program will last for 12 months.
Application Process for the AU Media Fellowship Program 2023–2024.
Interested mentors are to submit their applications, including a CV and a brief statement of interest, showcasing their relevant experience and expertise.
Submissions are to be sent via email with the subject line “Mentor Application: AU Media Fellowship 2.0” AUMediaFellowship@africa-union.org
For more information about The AU Media Fellowship program, visit the official website of AU Media fellowship program.