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For those of you who are interested in the publishing side of things, read this!

You do not want to miss out on the opportunity to receive editorial training at Ayiba Magazine—one of the most dynamic digital platforms offering Africa-related content.

Deadline: September 14th!

Ayiba Magazine is offering two lucky applicants great training platform. Ayiba Magazine is a fast-growing online publication focused on breaking down perpetuating stereotypes of Africa by telling stories that exemplify the complexity of African identity.

Beginning September 28, 2015, Ayiba will offer two 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. 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 8 – 10 hours per week with a flexible schedule created in consultation with Ayiba’s editorial staff.

If interested, kindly email Akinyi Ochieng, akinyi@ayibamagazine.com, with your resume and a one – two page writing sample (topics related to Africa are strongly preferred). If you keep a personal blog, we would love you to share the link with us as well.

Responsibilities

  • Write two – three weekly blog posts on topics pertaining African culture and politics
  • Pitch story ideas to the Executive Editor
  • Write feature pieces
  • Identify pieces for re-publication
  • Assist the editorial team with research and special projects

Perks

  • 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

Please note that this fellowship is unpaid.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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