Deadline: 14 February, 2023
Applications now accepted for the BBC News Komla Dumor Award 2023.Don’t mis out!
The BBC News Komla Dumor Award will be given to an exceptional person who lives and works in Africa and possesses the ambition and potential to become a future star while also possessing great journalism abilities, on-air charisma, and a remarkable talent for telling African stories.
African stories to the world with honesty and integrity were Komla Dumor’s life’s work as a BBC News journalist. The BBC hopes to carry on this legacy.
A once-in-a-lifetime training and development opportunity with the BBC in London will be given to the recipient of the BBC World News Komla Dumor prize. The opportunity will begin in early September 2023 and last for three months. The winner will collaborate with teams from across BBC News to develop an African story for the BBC, and their work and voice will be heard throughout Africa and the rest of the globe. They will receive guidance from a senior BBC mentor and take classes at the BBC Academy, the organization’s top-notch training division.
The winner will get a stipend in addition to housing in London and transportation to and from their residence.
- To apply for this prestigious award, you must be currently living and working as a journalist in Africa.
Furthermore, you must also have the following skills and experience:
- Excellent journalism skills, including in digital and social media.
- Broadcasting experience is preferable.
- An excellent broadcasting voice and strong presenting skills with the ability to perform at the microphone with flair.
- The ability to identify and pitch a strong original African story idea, aligned to the BBC editorial guidelines http://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguidelines/
- Wide and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the African continent, including politics, business, culture, history and sport.
- Fluency in English as a first or equivalent language.
For further information, visit BBC