The Nigeria Media Innovation Program (NAMIP), an initiative by the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) aimed at supporting the editorial independence of media organizations and strengthening their financial sustainability, is excited to announce the launch of the Media Product Fellowship.
NAMIP’s Media Product Fellowship 2023
This four-month-long program has been specifically designed to cultivate product thinking, enhance execution skills, and foster business development capacity among aspiring media practitioners, while also providing valuable support to newsrooms on their path to sustainability through the embedding of these Fellows in their organizations.
About Media Product Fellowship 2023
In the rapidly evolving media landscape, independent media organizations face numerous challenges in maintaining their financial stability and sustaining their editorial independence. Recognizing this need, NAMIP, in partnership with MDIF, has introduced the Media Product Fellowship to address the scarcity of specialized products and targeted business skills in the media industry.
This fellowship aims to equip media professionals with foundational-level skills required for developing successful media products and achieving financial sustainability.
Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF)
Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), the driving force behind NAMIP, is a global media investment fund that provides financing and technical assistance to independent news organizations in challenging environments. Their expertise lies in supporting media organizations and promoting journalism as a vital force for democracy and freedom of expression worldwide.
Benefits of the Media Product Fellowship Program
The Media Product Fellowship offers numerous benefits to selected Fellows, enabling them to gain valuable skills and experience while contributing to the sustainability of media organizations.
The benefits include:
- Comprehensive training in product development and business skills
- Mentorship from industry experts and experienced professionals
- Hands-on experience working with newsrooms
- Networking opportunities within the media industry
- Access to resources, tools, and support from NAMIP and MDIF
Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria below:
- Should be early to mid-stage media professional with an understanding of journalistic best practices
- Applicants who desire to advance their knowledge of the news product strategy and media business are encouraged to apply
- He/She should have a minimum of 3 years of experience working in the media space or related fields.
- Applicants must be available to participate full-time in a three-week-long training program.
- Applicants are required to share a 500-word essay stating an understanding of the media landscape, challenges, and the prospects
- The essay should also contain how a new product and business mindset can strengthen independent media organizations in Nigeria.
June 10, 2023
How to Apply for Media Product Fellowship 2023?
The application process for the NAMIP’s Media Product Fellowship is straightforward and brief:
- All Interested and qualified candidates should Go to Nigeria Media Innovation Program (NAMIP’s) at: airtable.com to apply
- The application process typically involves completing an application form with Personal pieces of information and about the media Product
- After completing the Fields with accurate information, click the submit button
- Note that Applications close 10th of June 2023 and successful candidates will be contacted by the end of June 2023.
- For more details, kindly visit the NAMIP website at: namip.mdif.org/applications-open-for-namips-media-product-fellowship/
The NAMIP Media Product Fellowship is a transformative program that addresses the skills gap in product thinking, execution, and business development among media practitioners. By equipping Fellows with the necessary skills and providing support to newsrooms, NAMIP and MDIF are actively contributing to the growth and sustainability of the Nigerian media industry.