Call for applications: Atelier for Young Festival Managers

Fees look to be about 250,000 KES (but perhaps there are scholarships?)

Call for applications: Atelier for Young Festival Managers

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Marketing & Business Development Executive, Lightbox Africa (production)

Deadline in two days!

Marketing & Business Development Executive

Releases  /  29th May 2017

LightBox Africa is currently seeking a talented Marketing & Business Development Executive whose primary role will be in Business Development to improve the organization’s market position and achieve financial growth by ensuring increased sales & sustained client relations.

You will be tasked with building key customer relationships, identifying business opportunities, negotiating and closing business deals. You will be expected to maintain extensive knowledge of current market conditions.


New Business Development

  • Prospect for potential new clients and turn this into increased business by networking, cold calling, advertising or any other means of generating interest.
  • Meet potential clients by growing, maintaining, and leveraging your network.
  • Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the client organization.
  • Research and build relationships with new clients.
  • Plan approaches and pitches. * Work with team to develop proposals that speaks to the client’s needs, concerns, and objectives.
  • Participate in pricing the solution/service.
  • Handle objections by clarifying, emphasizing agreements and working through differences to a positive conclusion. o Strategic planning by ensuring an active marketing plan is in place.

Client Retention

  • Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships.
  • Work with technical staff and other internal colleagues to meet customer needs.
  • Arrange and participate in internal and external client debriefs.

Business Development Planning

  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends.
  • Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to developing new services, products, and distribution channels.
  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales.
  • Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators.

Management and Research

  • Submit weekly progress reports and ensure data is accurate.
  • Track and record activity on accounts and help to close deals to meet these targets.
  • Ensure that prerequisites (like prequalification or getting on a supplier list) are fulfilled within a timely manner. o Ensure all team members represent the company in the best light.
  • Present business development training and mentoring to internal staff, inspiring everyone to market the Company.
  • Understand the company’s goal and purpose so that will continue to enhance the company’s performance.

Communication & Brand visibility

  • Understand the company’s goal and purpose so that will continue to enhance the company’s performance.
  • Develop content for promotional materials including direct mail pieces, print and electronic. newsletters, web site and social media stories, media releases, and other materials as needed.
  • Plan and implement communications plans as required.

Competencies and Attributes Required

  • Ability to plan and implement communications plans as required.
  • A target orientated disposition and the desire to sell and meet targets.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact confidently with a variety of people from varying backgrounds.
  • The ability to persuade and convince people of the merits of a product or service.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • Drive, determination, persistence and tenacity.
  • Have a grasp of the film & media production industry.
  • Strategic and creative planning.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with I can do attitude.

Qualifications: Knowledge and Technical Skills

  • Business Degree with a focus on Marketing & Communication.
  • Diploma in CIM an added advantage.
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in Marketing, Business Development & Communication. Preferably in a Media production company.

Send your CV to by 31.05.2017

Job: Communications Consultant, Friends of Lake Turkana (6 months)

May 2017
Friends of Lake Turkana
Environmental Justice| Resource Governance |Community Rights

Full job description HERE

Position Title: Communications Consultant

Reporting to: Executive Director



Friends of Lake Turkana (FoLT), is a grassroots organization working to foster social, economic and environmental justice in the Turkana Basin is seeking a Media & Communications Consultant for six months contract. The Consultant will develop and implement communication and media strategies that facilitate comprehension, adoption and advancement of FoLT’s program’s goals and objectives. The position will be virtual with frequent travel.

The Consultant will develop, implement and manage communication strategies and implement focused communication and media strategies to support FoLT’s work. The Consultant will facilitate on-going communication between all parts of the organization, internal and external stakeholders and identify communication and media needs and opportunities of the organization.

Summary of Role

The consultant will be responsible for management of the communications and media aspects of campaigns and events, coordinating the implementation of the internal and external communication strategy of FoLT, ensuring team and public engagement and participation in its work.

The role requires strategic decision- making, analytical understanding, coordination and management. Leading the media and communications strategic planning to support the 2017 – 2022 Strategy. The role includes responsibility to mentor, training, manage and supervise others.


Call for trainee subeditors, The Star

Call from The Star:

We are looking for trainee subeditors, especially but not exclusively for digital.
We want people who love the news and writing and are willing to learn about editing.

Please contact Victoria:
victoria.graham at
victoria.graham at

Informal additional info:

Editing/subediting is the backbone of any good news operation.

I have been training editor here for three years (22 years with The AP). I am not the HR Department and we are just starting to recruit.

I do not yet have details about engagement,. Any stipend will be modest. But we will advise top candidates when we know.

Kindly email me a few grafs about yourself and your CV. Some of you have already done so. Thank you.

You do not need to be a professional writer or editor to be a good subeditor, crucial to all news operations, digital and print. There are print and digital platforms that offer opportunities for creativity. We are expanding our digital platforms, and there are opportunities for good writing and creativity. Social media, too.

I advise you to look at Radio Africa Group websites (including the Star, Kiss, Jambo, Classic — and Mpasho).

Subeditors make well-known writers look good and often write better than big names themselves. They improve their raw copy, catch errors, add background and context. They rethink and reorganise. They write catchy headlines that ensure stories are read and passed along. Attitude, initiative and motivation are key.

You must love the news, be up to date, read a lot, know the news makers (their titles and how they spell their names), be savvy, detail-oriented, unafraid to change a story if the most interesting elements are buried. Make a boring story interesting, if possible.
Do you have a flair for writing? Storytelling? Choosing the right word? An eye for the telling detail that makes a story?

Excellent written English is vital. We get a lot of crush/crash, park/pack, carve/curve and so on. We expect you to fix those problems — swiftly. You will get up to speed. We will train you.

Many people can learn all this and excel. Many people can ‘learn’ and still lack what it takes. Some instinctively get it. Some with master’s degrees and certificates will never get it. No matter how many laurels. I knew a door-to-door Kenyan salesman (soap, housewares) who reported and wrote better than a well-regarded trainee with a major foreign news agency.

Thank you for your interest. Kindly do not call. I am swamped.


Writing fellowship on fossil fuel industry, Climate Tracker

Climate Tracker is looking for 5 online fellows to write about the fossil fuel industry in their countries. You have to be between 18 and 30 years old and have a bit of experience writing and publishing.

You have to be from one of the eligible countries: DRC, Senegal, Uganda, Ecuador, Bolivia, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, China, India, Bangladesh, Cuba, Dominica, El Salvador, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Nauru, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Philippines, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Venezuela, Russia, Mexico, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Kenya.

What will I gain?

You will have to write articles about the fossil fuel industry in your country. We will help you refine your style, give you resources, tips, feedback on the articles… You will learn a lot about journalism and climate change and you will have personalised assistance from the Climate Tracker team. The fellowship also includes a payment of 150$.


Call for Applicants, Future Leaders Connect

from British Council:

Future Leaders Connect – The global network for emerging policy leaders


Future Leaders Connect is where exceptional individuals (aged 18-35) from around the world join a long-term network of emerging policy leaders. You will develop your policy making expertise, make valuable connections and gain the skills to have real impact. Together you will discuss major global policy issues in the Houses of Parliament, engage with inspiring leaders, visit some of the UK’s leading global institutions and collaborate to produce innovative policy recommendations. The skills, experience and connections you will make through Future Leaders Connect will support you to seize your leadership potential.

We are now accepting applications from individuals living in Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, and the UK.

Complete your online application by Sunday 14th May 2017, 23.59pm (GMT).

In the interests of equal access, the costs of participating in Future Leaders Connect will be covered by the British Council. We are looking for exceptional individuals with the ideas, energy and commitment to work collaboratively with all members of Future Leaders Connect and with senior global leaders. You must also be able to travel to the UK between 18th to 27th October 2017

Calls for data journalism proposals on property rights, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is accepting project proposals for data-driven journalism projects related to land rights and property rights. Link here.

The program is particularly interested in data-driven stories that use satellite imagery, 360° videos, drones, sensors, data visualizations or interactive maps/graphics.

Possible topics include new perspectives on property rights issues related to land tenure, indigenous land rights, transparency in land transactions and concessions, resource rights or overlapping land use rights.

Three proposals will be selected to receive a total of US$75,000.

The deadline is May 1.