Start Date: May 01, 2022 

Position Type: Fixed Term (May – December 2022) 

Number of Position: 4 (Four) 

Stipend: $450/month 


African Women in the Media (AWiM), is a network for African women working in media industries anywhere in the world. Our aim is to impact positively the way media functions in relation to women, and our vision is that one-day African women and women working in media in Africa, will have equal access to representation in media industries. More information on the organisation can be found at 


We are looking for four women who have recently graduated from a media-related course within the last two years to be part of our Graduate Trainee Programme. As an AWiM Media Graduate Trainee, you will experience a challenging 8-month development programme taking you through a comprehensive rotation of critical divisions of our work at AWiM. 

Your time on the AWiM Media Graduate Trainee Programme will therefore consist of two focal areas: 

  1. You will get editorial coaching to produce gender angle stories and develop stories for bylines on AWiMNews. 
  2. You will spend two months each in four critical areas of our work at AWiM. This will provide you with transferable skills to help you succeed in an organisation. 

Successful applicants would have graduated from a media-related course within the last two years. They should demonstrate a passion for journalism and women’s rights. 



Don’t worry if you don’t have an extensive CV. We’re looking for women at the start of their career, who are below 26 years of age and have: 



We love what we do. We want you to love this work as much as we do, so we aim to offer on-the-job training and development, enabling you to be the best you can be.  


Candidates who meet the above requirements should send in a folder of all documents listed below to [email protected] (Use the subject line ‘Graduate Trainee’) no later than April 5, 2022. The interview date will be April 18, 2022. 

  1. CV  
  2. Cover letter, no more than two pages, articulating  

3. Copy of academic transcript

4. Copy of your degree and/or postgraduate certificate

5. Proof of age 

We treat all applications for employment on their merits. We do not consider any factors that are not relevant to the job, such as disability, race, age, religion or sexual orientation.  

 ******Please note that this scheme is not open to established professional journalists

47 Responses

  1. Wow this is very nice, am willing to learn more to my skills, on editing , cenematography , script writing and more.
    Am a student of Derwin film Academy, just going for my IT , I am very much interested to join you ma ❤️❤️
    Thank you ma.

    1. I am willing to explore my potential and abilities in any field of study in African women’s world

  2. I believe this will be an impactful programme that will enable me improve on my journalistic and communication skills.

    I can’t wait to be part of it!

    1. I like it, and it will be wonderful things to learn various skills, I can’t wait to be part of it,
      Thanks so much

  3. Great programme am happy of this initiative atleast women in film would get a chance to explore and improve on their skills in media .

  4. Hello Awim, it’s good to hear from you once again. I would like to let you that career wise am below 26years. Since I graduated I have not had a place to help me grow my career and perfect on my skills using such trainings. I strongly feel and wish to be among the 4 trainee.

    1. This is great, I’m Binta from the Gambia. I believe this is a great initiative for African women in the media and i will be glad to be part of the programme to equip my knowledge and skills in the media

  5. This is a great opportunity to sharpen my Journalistic skills. Currently working on my post graduate studies in Mass Communication.

    I will be applying for this great opportunity and I look forward to working with AWIM

  6. A great opportunity for me as a fresh graduate from Maasai Mara University,Keep giving young individuals such great opportunities says:

    I am very appreciative for the opportunity you are giving the youth

    1. I am sawa yakubu hylema, A second class upper honour of Bachelor of Science in (Mass Communication) Television Journalism from the prestigious university (Ahmadu Below University).

  7. This sounds like an awesome and ideal opportunity for fresh and passionate journalists like myself,I’d really like to be a part of this and benefit in whichever way.

  8. Thank you so much for the opportunity, I’m interested in this Where do we send the Application documents please?

  9. I love this initiative, it’s a laudable one but the age bit is a bit farfetching. I’m 26 and in my final year, I hope to apply for this program next year, hopefully, can anything be done about the age please, I’ll be 27 then, or will there be programs I qualify for at that age.

  10. I am willing to learn news things and put them into practice, to also impact.
    A just graduated from Plateau State University, Bokkos from the department of mass communication. I will do my best.

    1. I’m willing to learn to new things a young aspiring journalist who would want to do great things for her country and the world at large.and would want to be part those great women in the universe who wouldn’t think twice of doing great things for their nations.

  11. Mine is just a question, I am not from Nigeria, am I or any other woman in Africa eligible to be considered in this program of course if they meet all qualifications stated

  12. All thanks to the organization for the providing such a great
    opportunity for young women in the media sector.
    I’m highly interested in working with this Graduat trainee programme but I’m still a BSA candidate .

  13. Than you ,this is very nice, am willing to learn more to my skills,I am willing to explore my potential and abilities in any field of study in African women’s world,

  14. I am a young female aged 22 currently finishing her Degree in Applied media studies, I wish to apply for this Job, where do a I send in my CV

  15. Am glad to see some of these offer by the AWIM, l know that a day will call for my training from your organisation. For the graduate trainees am more than 26 years and not qualified for the training, but I want to know how I will become a member because am a journalist from Africa, Nigeria precisely.

  16. I did send my cv and all requirements but i haven’t gotten any feedback if they got the email or not.i have been anxious that it did not send . It will be really nice to reply to each email so we know it got you you
    Thank you.

      1. Hello, sorry I missed the deadline would you mind communicating when is the next application? Thank you.

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