Special Call for MCI-Newsroom Reporting Fellows Applications
Attn: MCI Fellows Application Deadline: 1st October, 2021
The MCI Newsroom Reporting Fellow is joining the MCI team for a 6-month reporting fellowship in the new MCI Newsroom, a youth-run news and media content production center based at the MCI Media Hub. S/he will join a youth-led team of journalists to initiate, report and produce multimedia journalism stories on under-covered issues and solutions in Uganda. S/he will also provide content production support to existing Hub business contracts. The Reporting Fellow will work full-time Monday to Friday for 6 months at the MCI Media Hub in Kabalagala, Kampala, Uganda.
Eligibility Criteria for Reporting
Eligible candidates must have attended the MCI Fellowship Program
• Applicants must fit the description of one-wo/man -army journalist.
• One must have the capacity to produce content for all platforms
• He/She must be an articulate writer and good command of language
• Must possess multimedia production skills -video and audio production
• Passionate about developing solutions journalism content
• Passionate about working on stories geared towards changing the African narrative
• Special skills are a plus: data journalism and visualization, fact checking, investigative skills, animations, graphic design, social media management, etc.
About the MCI Newsroom
The MCI Newsroom, based at the new MCI Media Hub media innovations incubator space in Kampala, will provide a space for intensive practical skills refinement, story production and employment for young journalists. The youth journalists will work full-time with the support of MCI mentors to produce and air multimedia content on solutions-oriented, under-covered stories in Uganda, using the TV, radio and online equipment and studios at the Hub. Stories will focus on themes critical to social change and development, such as environmental conservation, refugees, minorities, and gender issues, as well as fact-checking, investigative stories, and solutions journalism. The selected journalists will be able to choose their show/story series topics once onboarded. Stories will be produced in multimedia format. They will be published on MCI media platforms such as MCI Radio – MCI’s existing Internet radio platform, ThingsThatWorkUganda.com, the MCI YouTube channel, and a new web platform.
The employed fellows will also work to increase the capacity of the MCI Production team, supporting the production of media content for various Hub
How to Apply:
About Us: (Brief Background for MCI)
The Media Challenge Initiative is a youth-driven non-profit, building the next generation of journalists in Africa through training, mentorship and experiential peer-to-peer learning. MCI was founded in 2016 with a vision to train the next generation of journalists and story-tellers in Uganda and address the high rates of youth unemployment.