Application Deadline: 31 May 2017
Do you love writing and/or photography and want to raise issues that matter to you? Do you want to be part of a thriving global community of development reporters and community activists? Then we offer you a stepping stone. Come join us. Become a Global Development Reporter. It’s a chance to learn, contribute, get connected and make a difference.
What is the Global Development Reporter program?
In an effort to build a global network of development activists and to create a robust global team for reporting development, Global South Development Magazine has introduced the concept of Global Development Reporter program. The idea is to offer a global platform and tools to people who are passionate and committed about developmental issues, primarily of the developing world.
Who can apply?
Regardless of their nationality or origin, freelance writers, photographers, journalists, community and NGO workers, youth workers, development activists, students of community development, development studies, community media and people directly taking part in different development initiatives can send their applications.
What are the qualifications required?
There is no formal qualification required for the post, but you should sufficiently be able to demonstrate your inclination to developmental issues of the developing world and should possess sound knowledge of the English language.
How long will I work as a Development Reporter?
Once recruited, you will be working as a Global Development Reporter for a fixed period of one year. Within that period, you must be able to make at least 3 (article/feature) submissions or at least 8 photo submissions. After your tenure is over, you will receive a letter of appreciation/experience from us. Global development reporters that are able to make a remarkable contribution during their year-long tenure as a development reporter often continue with GSDM as special correspondents or regional editors.
What will you be doing as a Global Development Reporter?
First, you will receive a number of reading materials and guidebooks on development journalism and community media. Once you have gone through them, you can start writing articles, features, photo essays or even start producing short videos on developmental issues. Your articles and any other submissions will be published on GSDM’s official website www.gsdmagazine.org
What is the history of Global South Development Magazine?
Established in 2009, Global South Development Magazine was a quarterly magazine with an exclusive focus on developmental issues of the developing world. However, starting 2016, GSDM has stopped its quarterly publication and remains an online magazine. GSDM is published by Silver Lining Creation, a non-profit based in Finland, and is an initiative of freelance writers and journalists as well as community activists from different parts of the world.
If you want to read/download previous issues of the magazine go here. You can also meet our global team and read an Wikipedia article about us. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or take a look of photos submitted by our correspondents on Instagram. If you want to check other available vacancies as GSDM, go to our vacancy page.
How to apply?
You can apply for the post of Global Development Reporter by filling in the development reporter application form with requested attachments. You will be required to attach your most recent curriculum vitae (CV), a headshot and a feature story/article of about 600-1000 words.
Next application deadline for the Development Reporter program 2017-18 is 31 May 2017. All successful applicants will be informed by 30 August 2017 at latest.
Applicants based in developing countries will be prioritized. Even though we might already have a country correspondent in the country of your residence, you can still apply to become a Development Reporter. There can be more than one development reporters for the same country/territory.
If selected, you will be connected and be part of an exciting and thriving global team that seeks to make the world a better place. All successful applicants will be provided a GSDM official email account and, when needed, a press ID that will enable you to work as a journalist in your country and represent us in different programs such as seminars, conferences, events and expeditions. In addition, we will provide you with a certificate of work experience after you have worked with us for at least a year and you will frequently receive different training manuals to work effectively as a development journalist.
However, we are a not-for-profit organization and almost all of our activities are carried out by volunteers. Based on the existing policy of the organization, please note that you won’t be paid for your work. If selected, you must be able to make at least three contributions during your tenure as a development reporter.
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