Call for Applications: New Reporting Project on Land Rights and Climate Change

New Narratives, a non-governmental organization that has been driving improvements in Liberia’s media sector for 9 years, is excited to announce a new reporting project, with support from the American Jewish World Service. The project will run a 10-month project that supports Liberian journalists and news organizations to cover issues related to land, water and natural resources rights including those related to climate change.

The project will run from March 2019-January 2020 and will feature training, mentoring and capacity building for Liberian journalists and news organizations. The first training workshop will be Thursday, March 21; Friday, March 22; and Saturday, March 23. All participants will be expected to take part.

Call for applications

Journalists working in Liberia are invited to apply. Journalists taking part in the scheme will learn how to produce accurate, impartial and independent coverage of natural resources and climate change issues. Grants will be available within the project to help journalists cover stories.

We are looking for 10 journalists who:

  • Report for a national media outlet in Liberia – print, online, radio or television journalists are eligible
  • Have at least 3 years of professional experience as a journalist
  • Are motivated to cover natural resources and climate change issues and how they impact other aspects of life in Liberia in a fair and balanced manner with a view to increasing the honest information available to Liberians.
  • Women and minority journalists are encouraged to apply

Please note: journalists taking part in the program must report in an independent manner and must not take payment from any sources in the course of their reporting. The project will not tolerate the acceptance of such payment. Participants will be required to sign an agreement to this effect.

Application process

To apply send a cover letter detailing why you want to take part in this scheme, as well as a CV and two writing samples or links to online work to [email protected]

Deadline: Thursday, March 14, 2019

About New Narratives

New Narratives provides resources, editorial and business support to help leading African media houses deliver independent, honest news that Africans use to drive change. Working in Liberia since 2010, New Narratives reporters have repeatedly broken stories that have prompted action on major societal issues such as teen prostitution, child labor and the growing drug trade. Reporting has won major national and international awards and appeared in media around the world.