18 media & journalism opportunities to apply for in September

16 media and journalism opportunities closing in October, 18 media & journalism opportunities to apply for in September, 12 media & journalism opportunities to apply for in April, 14 media opportunities with deadlines in October, media opportunities this April, Nine media opportunities with deadlines in August

Are you interested in media & journalism opportunities to apply for in September? You can check the list below for media and journalism opportunities that resonate with your niche and media career.

These media and journalism opportunities include training, grants, fellowships and awards which media professionals and journalists can benefit from.

It is pertinent to note that interested applicants must prepare their essays, proposals and other necessary details ahead in order to avoid late submissions.

  1. BBC seeks a digital journalist in Lagos: DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2023 —BBC has a role for an experienced digital journalist to lead its coverage of gender and identity issues in Africa. APPLY HERE
  2. Falling Walls Science Summit has a fellowship for journalists: DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2023 — The Falling Walls Foundation has a fellowship grant for international media representatives to cover Falling Walls Science Summit 2023. APPLY HERE
  3. Guardian international newspaper seeks Africa correspondentDEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2023 — The Guardian, an international newspaper, is looking for an Africa Correspondent to report on stories from across Africa. APPLY HERE
  4. Grant for investigative stories that expose corruption, misuse of powerDEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 — Investigative journalists can apply for a reporting grant for investigative stories that expose corruption and misuse of power. APPLY HERE 
  5. Mid-career professionals can apply for OKP scholarship to study in the NetherlandsDEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 — The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is offering scholarships to mid-career professionals to study in the Netherlands. APPLY HERE
  6. Global Fact Check Fund supports fact-checking initiatives worldwide: DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 — The Global Fact Check Fund seeks to support fact-checking initiatives worldwide and reduce the harm of misinformation. APPLY HERE
  7. Journalists can apply for Joan Shorenstein centre fellowshipDEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 12, 2023 — Applications are invited for the Joan Shorenstein fellowship programme designed for journalists, scholars, politicians and policymakers. APPLY HERE
  8. Residency programme for writers and translatorsDEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 14, 2023 — Jan Michalski Foundation has a residency programme for writers and translators from around the world. APPLY HERE
  9. Africa Initiative Manager needed at Solutions Journalism NetworkDEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 14, 2023 — The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) is currently looking for a skilled journalist-entrepreneur to lead its ongoing Solutions Journalism Africa Initiative in Nigeria and Kenya. APPLY HERE
  10. Apply for AIJC African Investigative Journalist of the YearDEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 — African journalists can submit entries for the inaugural AIJC African Investigative Journalist of the Year Award. APPLY HERE
  11. 2023 Emerging Health Technologies Media Award of Excellence seeks entries: DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 —African journalists can submit entries for the second edition of the Emerging Health Technologies Media Award of Excellence. APPLY HERE
  12. Morland Writing Scholarship for African writersDEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2023 — The Miles Morland Foundation (MMF) is offering the Morland Writing Scholarship to African writers working on fiction and nonfiction books. APPLY HERE
  13. Journalists can apply for Diamond Awards for Media Excellence: DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2023 —Journalists in Nigeria can submit entries for the 32nd edition of the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME). APPLY HERE
  14. NED has grants for NGOs working to strengthen democracyDEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2023 —Nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) worldwide working to strengthen democracy can submit proposals to National Endowment for Democracy (NED). APPLY HERE
  15. Fact-checking lead needed at Rest of WorldDEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2023 — Rest of World is looking for a fact-checking lead with experience checking litigious features and working with international stories. APPLY HERE
  16. Vacancy for media trainer at Code for AfricaDEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 29, 2023 —Code for Africa (CfA) has an immediate vacancy for a full-time Media Trainer. APPLY HERE
  17. McGraw Fellowship offers $15,000 grants to business journalistsDEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 —The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is offering grants of up to $15,000 to business journalists. APPLY HERE
  18. Attendance fellowships for 2023 Science Journalism Forum: The 2023 Science Journalism Forum (SJF), in collaboration with its partners, is offering an attendance fellowship to journalists who can’t afford to pay for the programme. APPLY HERE



Vacancy for business development executive at newspaper: A newspaper based in Lagos and Abuja is looking to hire a business development executive as soon as possible. APPLY HERE

Pulitzer Center has grants for data journalism projects: DEADLINE: ROLLING — The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is offering grants for innovative data-driven journalism projects that spotlight underreported issues. APPLY HERE

Tribune Online seeks campus journalist: The Tribune Online seeks a campus journalist to join its team as a volunteer contributor under the organisation’s campus initiative. APPLY HERE

Mongabay is hiring an indigenous news reporterDEADLINE: ROLLING — Mongabay is seeking an Indigenous News Reporter to help expand its news coverage of Indigenous-led conservation projects and other environmental issues that affect such communities. APPLY HERE

Made In Africa Sport seeks volunteers: Sports enthusiasts and individuals who are passionate about sports reporting can join Made In Africa Sport as volunteers. APPLY HERE

New Telegraph is hiring business development executives, freelancers: New Telegraph, one of the leading publishing houses in Nigeria, is hiring business development executives and freelancers not older than 35 years. APPLY HERE

MDIF Ventures wants to invest in growing media companies: The Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) Ventures wants to invest in young and growing media companies with a positive social impact and potential to scale. APPLY HERE

Vacancy at Prime Progress for reporter and associate editor: Prime Progress seeks applications from young applicants capable of combining reporting and associate editor functions. APPLY HERE

Africa No Filter’s fund opens to African storytellersDEADLINE: ROLLING — African storytellers below 35 years can apply for Africa No Filter’s Kekere Storytellers Fund to support their next project. APPLY HERE

Journalists can partner with PAGED Initiative on girls’ education: PAGED Initiative wants to partner with dedicated journalists based in Kano or Kaduna to empower girls through education. APPLY HERE

Submit pitches on global public health crises: The Examination, a start-up nonprofit newsroom focused on global public health crises, is accepting pitches. APPLY HERE

Reporters, data scientist, others needed at Business Day: Business Day newspapers is accepting applications for these roles: reporters, data scientist, digital subscription sales executive, and social media expert. APPLY HERE

Submit investigative story pitches to CCIJ: The Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ) is currently accepting investigative story pitches from journalists. APPLY HERE

Women journalists can apply for IWMF Emergency Fund: Women journalists are invited to apply for the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Emergency Fund. APPLY HERE

Howard G. Buffett Fund for female journalistsDEADLINE: ROLLING — Female journalists around the world can apply for the Howard G. Buffett Fund offered through the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). APPLY HERE

Reporters Shield offers legal protection for investigative reporting: Reporters Shield is a membership programme that provides investigative reporting with protection from legal threats. APPLY HERE

PAGED Initiative wants to partner with journalists to promote girls’ education: Participatory Communication for Gender Development (PAGED) Initiative wants to partner with journalists to promote girls’ education. APPLY HERE

Media Viability Accelerator strengthens independent media outlets on financial sustainability: The Media Viability Accelerator (MVA) is a web-based platform that seeks to help news media become more financially sustainable. APPLY HERE

Prime Progress seeks pitches on repressive practices in AfricaPrime Progress is accepting pitches for stories on repressive cultural, religious, and social practices across Nigeria and Africa. APPLY HERE

O’Shaughnessy Fellowships offer innovative creators up to $100,000DEADLINE: ROLLING — The O’Shaughnessy Fellowship is a one-year programme open to innovative creators around the world. APPLY HERE

Social Voices wants pitches on health technologies, health and development: Social Voices invites journalists to submit pitches on how initiatives that are tackling a health or development challenge. APPLY HERE

Mongabay seeks stories about Africa: Mongabay invites proposals from journalists for conventional news stories, in-depth features, investigative reports, profiles, and case studies. APPLY HERE

Free counselling session for journalists to address mental health: Journalists can apply for this free counselling session to address their mental health. APPLY HERE

Women journalists can submit pitches on environmental issues in Africa: The African Women in the Media (AWiM) seeks pitches on the gendered aspect of environmental issues in Africa. APPLY HERE

Rest of World seeks story pitches from Africa: Rest of World covers local stories with global relevance that explore the impact of technology on people and institutions outside the Western bubble. APPLY HERE

Journalists can submit pitches on technology in Africa, others: Rest of World invites journalists to submit pitches about technology in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. APPLY HERE



2023 Fetisov Journalism Awards opens for entriesDEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2023— Journalists from around the world are invited to submit entries for the 2023 Fetisov Journalism Awards. APPLY HERE

Tarbell Fellowship seeks journalists interested in artificial intelligence: DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2023 —Early-career journalists interested in covering artificial intelligence can apply for the Tarbell Fellowship. APPLY HERE

Fellowship for advanced humanities research at NHCDEADLINE: OCTOBER 5, 2023 — The National Humanities Centre (NHC) has a fellowship designed for scholars engaged in advanced humanities research. APPLY HERE

2024 MPIL Journalist in Residence Fellowship seeks applicationsDEADLINE: OCTOBER 6, 2023 — The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law invites applications for its 2024 MPIL Journalist in Residence Fellowship. APPLY HERE

Elevate Scholarship programme aims to strengthen news businessDEADLINE: OCTOBER 6, 2023 — The Elevate Scholarship programme, supported by the Google News Initiative, is designed to strengthen the future of the news business. APPLY HERE

Apply for Sulzberger Executive Leadership ProgrammeDEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2023 —The Sulzberger Executive Leadership Programme trains leaders of news organisations and promising media start-ups to lead innovation and solve strategic business challenges. APPLY HERE

Kamal Adham Fellowship for television and digital journalismDEADLINE: OCTOBER 26, 2023 — Journalism and mass communication graduates, as well as professionals in mid-career television and digital journalism positions, can apply for this fellowship. APPLY HERE

Journalists can apply for AIPS Sport Media AwardsDEADLINE: NOVEMBER 4, 2023 —Professional journalists are invited to submit entries for the 2023 AIPS Sport Media Awards. APPLY HERE

Tickets available for 2023 African Investigative Journalism Conference: Journalists can buy tickets for the 2023 African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) scheduled to hold in Johannesburg, South Africa. APPLY HERE