Media Trainer consultant


Internews seeks to appoint a Media Trainer consultant (Migration project) based in Johannesburg South Africa

The position is situated within the Programs Department at Internews and reports to the Project Coordinator. The Media Trainer is responsible for facilitating training workshops for journalist and CSOs and contributing to the broader objectives of the organisation and project. This position is a fixed term, full time contract for 6 months.


Duties and responsibilities include the following, but not limited to below (other duties may be assigned)
Work closely with and support the Program Manager to plan and execute trainings and other relevant program activities – both offline and online
Research, design and produce training manuals and guides for SADC and SA journalist’s trainings on migration and xenophobia
Design mentoring schedules for trained SADC and SA journalists
Liaise with Internews resource partners to gather materials for trainings
Invite and source participants and resource persons for journalist’s trainings for SA and SADC journalist training workshops
Assist in administration work for training workshops.
Train and mentor journalist trainees in reporting on migration
Facilitate journalist and CSO joint roundtables
Monitoring and evaluation of training programmes
Track and record media published pieces
Travel for trainings and workshops related events as and when required
Skills and Competencies:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize efficiently
Proven ability to operate effectively in a multicultural environment
Training, facilitation and mentoring skills
Ability to work in a team and in collaboration with different departments
Ability to coordinate and prioritise competing work demands
A keen interest and following in media developments on migration and journalism
Qualification and experience:
A relevant advanced degree in journalism, communication or Media Studies
Experience in facilitating workshops / trainings / webinars for journalists
Experience in working either with migrant rights, civil society, press freedom
Experience as a journalist/editor an added advantage
Media literacy related experience will be a big plus
Social media prowess
Please email your C.V and a one-page cover application letter to [email protected] no later than 5pm, Wednesday, 22 July, 2020