The Journalism Department in the School of Literature, Language and Media invites applications for appointment to the full time position of Co-ordinator of the China-Africa Reporting Project. This project aims to stimulate better coverage of China-Africa issues in both African and Chinese media. It does this through facilitating journalism exchanges, offering reporting grants, bursaries, creating journalism tools, training, research and co-ordinating a network of journalists in both China and Africa.
50% – 100% position, grant funded, fixed term position: 01 May2015 to 31 December 2016
Position: AD09 Coordinator China-Africa Reporting Project
- A degree, and preferably a post-graduate degree
- Project management experience
- Knowledge of media and journalism
- At least five years relevant work experience
This person is responsible for:
- Project management, strategy and implementation
- Coordinating the reporting grants
- Overseeing a small team of researchers and journalists
- Coordinating the network of journalists
- Hosting Chinese journalists and other visitors
- Facilitating African journalists’ visits to China
- Building partnerships with related projects and institutions
- Organising events, training, seminars and lectures
- Oversee website development and maintenance
- Relations with funders, including reporting and budgetting
- Future fundraising
Closing date: 10 April 2015
To Apply: Submit a letter of motivation, detailed CV with the names and contact numbers of three referees (including email addresses).
Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits/self service application/”Apply for a job”
External applicants are invited to apply by: registering your profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.wits.ac.za and submitting your application.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment and continue searching after the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.