BBC World News Komla Dumor Award 2023 for African Journalists
Journalists from across Africa with excellent broadcasting experience are invited to apply for the BBC World News Komla Dumor award 2023. The BBC World News is on the search for a rising star of African journalism for the BBC News Komla Dumor Award, now in its eighth year. This Award-winning program aims at uncovering and enhancing modern talents from the continent. The winner will spend three months at the BBC headquarters in London, obtaining skills and experience.
Komla Dumor was a BBC News journalist who has the passion to tell African stories to the world with honesty and integrity. It’s a legacy that the BBC ought to continue. The BBC News Komla Dumor Award will be awarded to an excellent individual residing and working in Africa, who joins strong journalism skills, on-air flair, and an exceptional talent in telling African stories with the aspiration and potential to become a star of the future.
Requirements for the BBC World News Komla Dumor award 2023:
To apply for this prestigious award, you must be currently residing and working as a journalist in Africa as of the time of application.
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 sports.
- Fluency in English as a first or equivalent language.
- The winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award will receive a once-in-a-lifetime training and development opportunity with the BBC in London, starting in early September 2023 and running for three months.
- Working with teams from across BBC News, the winner will produce an African story for the BBC and have their story and their voice shared across the continent and the world.
- They will be supported by a high-level BBC mentor and attend courses run by the BBC’s world-class training department, the BBC Academy.
- The winner will be given a stipend plus their London accommodation and travel to and from their home.
Application Procedure for the BBC World News Komla Dumor award 2023:
Additional requirements for all applicants
- You must provide a CV (maximum two pages) / complete a careers hub profile.
- You must hold or be able to obtain a valid passport
- You must not be a current or former member of BBC staff.
- If successful, your employer must be willing to release you for three months from September 2023 for you to travel on your own to take up your placement in London.
- The visa requires that you hold a degree or are studying towards a degree equivalent to a UK Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
- References, proof of employment, birth certificate, passport, an appropriate UK visa, and proof of the level of English will be required from shortlisted candidates.
Application Deadline: 14 February 2023