The FT Africa Journalism Fellowship with One World Media

Do you have an idea for the next long read from Sub-Saharan Africa that could go in the Financial Times?

We’re excited to announce a new partnership to make this happen. 

In collaboration with the FT, we’re looking for a mid-career journalist from, based in and covering Sub-Saharan Africa, with an ambitious written story to tell a global audience. 

Think big. 

This might be what you’d expect to see on the home page of one of the world’s biggest newspapers.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for a great writer with some experience who can break down a complex story in simple language, compellingly, in a way that has wide appeal and relatability. 

The selected Fellow will produce a piece of long-form journalism – an economic or business story from the region that resonates with FT’s global audience. 

This could be a story which has a political impact or which shines a light on an industry or sector or company. We are particularly interested in stories from countries that the FT does not cover regularly.

What’s on offer

The OWM x FT Fellow will join the existing One World Media Fellowship cohort to learn alongside a talented worldwide peer group while receiving guidance and a reporting grant of £1,000. 

The FT will provide further training, editorial support and one-to-one mentoring from senior editors, with the aim of showcasing the final piece at their global platform. There is a possibility of an extended engagement for a successful Fellow. 

More about the programme.

Send us your ideas

We realise this is a tough job, to select just one person from such a large region for what promises to be an exciting, career-shaping opportunity. Given the breadth of storytelling skill we know exists, we know we’re looking in the right place. 

If this sounds like you or someone you know, we want to hear from you. 

Send us an application by Thursday 5 October 2023, and who knows, you could be just one step away from an FT byline. 

We can’t wait to see all your great work!