DW Akademie 2023 Media Viability Ambassadors (Funded to Germany)

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Become a Media Viability Ambassador, join the (inter)national debates and start a media viability movement!

As a Media Viability Ambassador, you will not only get the opportunity to learn from other media viability experts from countries around the world. You will also have the chance to polish your consultancy and advocacy skills and work together with your peers on relevant media viability topics identified throughout the program. From August to December 2023, we will offer 9 online modules and one in-person meeting (October 2nd to 6 th , 2023) at the Deutsche Welle (DW) headquarters in Bonn, Germany. DW Akademie’s vision is to keep this media viability community and network going well beyond 2023. If you are a media consultant, advocate, entrepreneur, manager, or researcher who has dealt with media viability challenges in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East and consider yourself an expert in this field, we would like to hear from you!

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have a good working knowledge of English and a proven track record of media industry-related experience (consultancy for media organizations, advocacy for media related issues on the policy level, media management, media research, etc).
  • You should be well-connected within the media sector and be familiar with different aspects of media viability.
  • You should be open to (self-)reflection and motivated to share your expertise with the group of participants.
  • You are interested in being an active Media Viability Ambassador in the long run? Then you are the perfect candidate.
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Benefits of DW Akademie Media Viability Ambassadors

There is no charge for participating in the program; travel and accommodation costs for the in-person event in Germany will also be covered, but you need to commit to attending all online and offline events and to working on tasks between modules, where needed. The whole program will amount to approx. 4 days/month of your time between August – December 2023. You will also be asked to give an input on your expertise in a particular area of media viability or in consultancy procedures during one of the modules.

How to Apply

Please send us a letter of interest (max. one page), covering the following aspects of your expertise profile:

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  •  What is your motivation to become a Media Viability Ambassador? What is your motivation to be part of the group? What do you think you can contribute?
  •  What is your key expertise and how do you apply it in your work?
  •  Tell us about one of your success stories: What media viability challenge did you overcome in a media organization (as consultant or manager)? What media viability aspect have you been advocating for? What media viability topic have you intensely researched? And how?
  • If you have cooperated with DW Akademie before (as a consultant, trainer, participant, …), please specify and name a person of contact within DW Akademie.

Please also share your CV or a link to a relevant website (LinkedIn or similar). Applications should be sent in digital form only (as a PDF document) to Rune Meissel (rune.meissel@dw.com) with Rose Kimani (rose.kimani@dw.com) in cc. The deadline for applications is June 14 th, 2023. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an online interview, after which selected applicants will be notified by June 29 th , 2023.

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