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Interview in Ghana
Interview in Ghana

Journalism & Media in Ghana

Gain valuable journalism and media insight into through work experience at newspapers
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    Overview

    Good literary and communication skills will make you a worthwhile member on any team. Editing, copywriting, reporting, interviewing, and researching are all possible roles that you might take on, as you work alongside some of Ghana's leading journalists and reporters, who are there to offer you guidance throughout your placement.

    This media placement is intended for participants who are currently seeking or already have some experience in the industry. Both aspiring reporters and media professionals are warmly welcomed. During the placement, you will have the chance to work in a number of newspapers, radio stations, and TV networks according to your level of interest. Positions range from researchers at a local paper to being the halftime analyst for football matches on TV! Our extensive links will allow you to experiment in a number of different spheres.

    We also encourage you to get involved with schools and sports academies to teach classes in media, creative writing and the rudiments of journalism. You may also have the chance to oversee the production of a newspaper created by the children. This will be an excellent chance for you to engage more fully with the community and to mix with Ghana's ambitious youngsters. Alternatively, you may want to use your placement as an opportunity to collect information for your own journalistic projects. If you are an aspiring or professional photojournalist or travel writer, our extensive connections and in-country staff will provide a wealth of material for your work.

    Please be advised that the daily transportation costs to and from your program are not included and must therefore be paid by yourself throughout the course of your stay. Those costs may range from 2 - 5 Euros per day.

    Objectives

    • Provide you with new and valuable experience for your future career
    • Support the media industry in Ghana
    • Develop your teamwork and skills through hands on activity
    • Engage with the community on different levels and share what you know

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    25 trees will be planted on your behalf for every experience purchased, via our partnership with One Tree Planted.

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    1% of gross sales will be donated to 1% for the Planet-approved charities via our partnership with 1% for the Planet.

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    Location

    Accra, Ghana
    Accra is the capital and largest city in Ghana, with a population of over two million. Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north. Our accommodation is located in Teshie, a coastal suburban town on the east side of Accra. It is a quickly growing suburb that’s getting bigger and bigger every day. Teshie is rich in its diversity and has its own train station for easy transport.
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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival
      You will be met upon landing on Saturday or Sunday between 06:00 - 24:00. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.
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      Monday
      • Breakfast
      • Introduction
      • Lunch
      • Introduction
      • Dinner
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      Tuesday - Friday
      • Breakfast
      • Working at/with one of the media stations
      • Lunch
      • Working at/with one of the media stations
      • Dinner
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Take a taxi to the airport (30 mins) for earliest flights Saturday Afternoon
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredNo
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • It is a requirement that you MUST have a yellow fever vaccination and must obtain a certificate as proof. You may be asked to produce this certificate at the point of entry into Ghana and can be refused entry if you don’t have one. There may be other vaccine recommendations listed that you may want/need to get before starting.

    Food

    Typical Ghanaian dishes mixed with western food will be served at the accommodation. Typical ghanaian food includes rice dishes, beans, fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef and fish.

    Accommodation

    During your stay here in Ghana you will be accommodated at our center here in Accra. The accommodation is located within a gated community. Rooms are generally dorm style and are separated between male and female. Programs are located about 20 - 40 minutes away from the house and participants are responsible for their own transportation costs to and fro. Staff remains on site 7 days a week to assist participants.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Journalism and Media work

CategoryLearning
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$410/week
Minimum Duration4 weeks

Contact us for availability and further information.

$undefined/week