CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Training for Journalists on Creative Writing for Private Sector and Start-up Topics
The “Support to SME development in Armenia” (SMEDA) project, in cooperation with Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy and Goldsmiths University of London, will organise a 5-day training for Armenian journalists who are actively engaged in writing and story-telling on economic, business, high-tech, innovation and startup topics with local media outlets in Armenia.
SMEDA is co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ’s Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Programme. SMEDA is part of the EU4Business and EU4Innovation initiatives of the European Union (www.smeda.am).
The Training on Creative Writing for the journalists aims at improving and enhancing the capacities and skills of the selected Armenian journalists who are actively engaged in economic, business, high-tech, innovation and startup topics to enable them to better and more efficiently present economic topics to the general public and target audience. This should happen by creating interest towards new and rapidly growing innovation, high tech and startup ecosystems through an engaging way of presenting relevant topics.
The training is composed of 2 parts:
- Introductory day to reveal the existing problems, knowledge/skill gaps and define ways for improvement and enhancement of capacities (1 day)
- Theory and international best practice, experience/techniques on writing stories and articles of economic and innovative nature in media outlets to engage and attract readers from the general audience (2-day workshop)
- Practical training on creative writing with specific tasks for participants: each will prepare 5-10 articles within the areas of concern, followed by discussions and suggestions for improvements (2-day workshop)
Who can participate?
The competition is open to Armenian journalists who are actively engaged in writing about the private sector topics, such as economics, business, innovation, high-tech and startups, currently working for local media outlets or as independent freelance journalists.
The main selection criteria will be:
- Active article and story writing experience
- Good command of English language: speaking and writing
- Open to learning and advancing working capacities, team work and collaboration
Up to 12 journalists will receive the opportunity to participate in the training and coaching with SMEDA and the Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy and Goldsmiths University of London.
Where to apply? - All interested journalists should apply by sending a Motivation Letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning in the subject line: Training on Creative Writing, latest by October 4, 2017 at 18:00.
The training will take place in the second half of October, 2017.