Journalism Trainer, Haiti

Location
Port au Prince, Haiti
Salary
Monthly contract, plus travel
Posted
Apr 25, 2016
Specialty
Operations
Duration
Contract

 

The journalism training coordinator for Haiti is responsible for supporting all Global Press Institute reporters on their journey to becoming reporters for Global Press Journal. The coordinator facilitates the award-winning, 24-module GPI training program over the course of 4 months and provides editorial support to journalism trainees. The training coordinator will uphold and maintain GPI’s credibility as a world-class organization by ensuring that all GPI journalism trainees have full access to the complete set of tools provided by GPI.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-country recruitment to build a diverse team of trainees in Haiti.
  • Host 2-week intensive training, followed by daily and weekly editorial support for trainees.
  • Measure reporter performance post-training using GPI metrics.
  • Support new reporters in their first reporting efforts by providing story coaching, reporting planning assistance, story organization and fact checking work sessions.
  • Facilitate communication between reporters and regional and HQ teams by providing translation support.
  • Provide technology training and use workshops to enable all trainees to use GPI technology platforms.
  • Edit first drafts of news stories according to Global Press Journal editing policies.
  • Translate news articles into English for global editing.
  • Identify on-going opportunities for training opportunities in basic journalism skills, advanced journalism skills, life skills and safety skills.
  • Complete administrative tasks necessary to support a successful training program.

Note: Some travel to GPI HQ will be required.

About this position:

This is a 3-month contract position that can turn into a full-time opportunity with program success.

The training coordinator in Haiti reports to the Executive Director with consistent oversight from the Global Training Coordinator.

The training coordinator will have short weekly meetings with the executive director and the HQ editorial team to discuss specific reporter needs and overall training needs.

The training coordinator will engage with trainees on a daily basis.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 3 years of journalism experience. Teaching or training experience is also required. Experience with logistics is preferred. The candidate must speak fluent French Creole and English. Previous translation experience required. To maximize local context, per the GPI mission, candidates must have direct experience in Haiti.

About Global Press Institute:

Global Press Institute (GPI) uses a unique training-to-employment program that teaches women in developing media markets the principles and practice of journalism and builds the skills necessary for local women to become successful professional journalists.

Upon completion of the training program, each graduate is offered full- or part-time employment at Global Press Journal, the award-winning publication of GPI. The Journal is a solicitation-free platform that offers world-class feature journalism from communities across the globe on topics not often found in mainstream media, including health, human rights, entrepreneurship, and the environment.

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