The IWMF seeks qualified experts to review applications for our portfolio of programs. We receive thousands of applications each year for our unique funding opportunities for women reporters around the world; in 2017 we plan to award more than $300,000 in small grants in addition to fellowships in East Africa and Latin America.

You can support the IWMF’s mission by volunteering to help us select potential fellows and grantees with just a few hours each month. All you need is an Internet connection and a passion for supporting the next generation of media leaders. 

Ideal reviewers are journalists, academics, and/or professionals with an interest in supporting gender equity in the news media. Reviewers will be responsible for evaluating applications based on set guidelines and will review batches of approximately 30 applications per cycle on a rolling basis throughout the year. We are seeking reviewers for the IWMF’s programs including the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the Reporting Grants for Women's Stories, the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative and the Latin America Reporting Initiative, Adelante.    

The Courage in Journalism Awards show people that female journalists are not going to step aside, cannot be silenced, and deserve to be recognized for their strength in the face of adversity. Each year it honors three brave journalists who report on taboo topics, work in environments hostile to women, and share difficult truths. These women demonstrate a commitment to press freedom and extraordinary strength of character, overcoming unjust conditions to become leaders in their industry. So far, we have honored more than 100 groundbreaking journalists in 56 countries.

Candidates for the Courage in Journalism Awards must be full-time staff or freelance women reporters, writers, editors, photographers, or producers working in any country and of any nationality.

Self-nominations are not accepted.

الشجاعة في الاعلام النساء الصحافيات لن يتنحوا عن اداء دورهم ولن يتمكن احدا من اسكاتهم وعلى الجميع ان يقدر مواجهتهم للمصاعب.

كل سنة تكرم ثلاثة صحافيات لجراتهم في تغطية مواضيع حساسة والتعبير بحرية في اجواء صعبة وعداءية. 

هذه النساء تلتزم بمبدا حرية الصحافة وتلتزم وتتمتع بقوة الشخصية وتتخطى ظروف قاهرة لتصبح راءدات في حقلهم.

لتاريخه قامت جمعيتنا بتكريم ماية صحافية من ستة وخمسون دولة. 

على المتسابقات لهذه الجاءزة ان تكون تعمل في مجال الصحافة او الانتاج او التصوير بصفة شخصية او من خلال موءسسة في اي بلد او من اي جنسية كانت.التعيينات الشخصية غير مقبولة.

تلتزممنظمة الالمنظمة المساواة في التعاطي مع المشتركين وتطلب منكم التعريف عن انفسكم وانتم لستم مضطرين للاجابة على هذا القسم كما ان ذللك لن يكون لهنتيخة سلبية على دراسة طلبكم هذا

The IWMF Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a pioneer in news media whose accomplishments have opened doors for other women journalists. 

Competitive candidates will have a credible and continuing record of supporting women in the media, exhibit a strong commitment to press freedom, and be well-respected journalists. 

Retired candidates are accepted. Self-nominations are not accepted.
El Premio a la Trayectoria es un reconocimiento a los precursores en los medios noticiosos que hayan abierto las puertas a las mujeres que trabajan en este campo. 

Los candidatos deben contar con una historia creíble y continua de apoyo a las mujeres en los medios y deben haber mostrado un firme compromiso con la libertad de prensa además de ser periodistas respetados. 

Se aceptan las candidaturas de periodistas jubilados. No se aceptan auto-nominaciones.

Los Premios a la Valentía en el Periodismo demuestran que las mujeres periodistas no se harán a un lado, no pueden ser silenciadas y merecen ser reconocidas por su fortaleza enfrente a la adversidad. Cada año se celebra a tres mujeres que han reportado en entornos hostiles y que comparten verdades difíciles. Estas mujeres demuestran un compromiso a la libertad de presa, y una extraordinaria fuerza de carácter, superando condiciones injustas para convertirse en líderes en su industria. Hasta el momento, hemos honrado a más de 100 periodistas en 56 países.

Las candidatas deben ser periodistas en funciones, a tiempo completo o ‘free-lance’ que trabajen para medios impresos, electrónicos o en línea, de cualquier país. 

No serán consideradas para este galardón las candidatas empleadas por organizaciones cuyo fin último no sea el periodismo.

No se aceptan auto-nominaciones.
Le Prix d’excellence pour le couronnement d’une carrière rend hommage à une pionnière des médias de l’actualité ayant ouvert des portes aux femmes dans ce secteur. 

Les candidates en lice doivent avoir démontré de manière crédible et continue leur appui aux femmes dans les médias, témoigner d’un robuste engagement à la liberté de la presse et être des journalistes hautement respectées. 

Les candidatures de personnes à la retraite seront acceptées. 

Les candidatures personnelles ne sont pas acceptées.
Chaque année, les Prix du Courage dans le Journalisme honorent trois journalistes qui ont fait preuve de force de caractère à travers leur persévérance à exécuter leur profession. Ces journalistes travaillent dans des circonstances difficiles et dangereuses, telles que l’oppression par les gouvernements, les menaces à leur sécurité ou d’autres formes d’intimidation. 

Les candidates doivent être des journalistes travaillant actuellement à plein temps ou comme journalistes indépendantes, pour la presse écrite, la radio ou la télévision, ou les médias numériques, basées dans n’importe quel pays et étant de n’importe quelle nationalité.

Les auto-candidatures ne sont pas acceptées.
Чтобы стать претендентом на данную награду, кандидаты должны продемонстрировать чрезвычайную силу характера, а также смелость и упорство в подаче новостей. 
Подходящий кандидат должен настойчиво выступать за свободу печати, а также пользоваться уважением как авторитетная журналистка. Выражение своей целенаправленности и убежденности в своей работе - это готовность постоянно рисковать собственной жизнью или свободой, выполняя свою работу, несмотря на государственные репрессии, политическое давление, физическую опасность или иные опасные обстоятельства. 

Кандидаты должны быть женщинами и в настоящее время  работать штатными или нештатными (свободными) сотрудниками СМИ в любой стране, в печатных, эфирных или Интернет-СМИ. Кандидаты, работающие в организациях, главной целью которых является не журналистика, не рассматриваются для присуждения данной награды. 
Пожизненная награда за достижения в журналистике присуждается первопроходцам в СМИ, которые открыли двери для женщин в данной сфере деятельности. Чтобы иметь шансы на присуждение награды, кандидаты должны обладать достоверным и непрерывным "послужным списком" поддержки женщин, работающих в СМИ, демонстрировать прочную приверженность свободе прессы, быть уважаемыми журналистами.

Кандидаты должны быть женщинами и в настоящее время  работать штатными или нештатными (свободными) сотрудниками СМИ в любой стране, в печатных, эфирных или Интернет-СМИ. 

Будут рассматриваться, в том числе, и кандидатуры ушедших на покой лиц.

The International Women’s Media Foundation and the Women’s Equality Center are pleased to provide grants to support reporting focused on reproductive health, rights and justice in the Americas. Examples of relevant topics include abortion and contraception access, maternal health, reproductive health policy and abortion bans. These grants support reporting of untold stories surrounding issues that impact women and girls’ daily lives in the region. This opportunity is open to all women and female-identifying journalists and will focus on reporting about and from Argentina, El Salvador, Honduras and the United States.

Grants will typically range from $1,000 to $10,000, but funding will vary depending on the need, scope, and location of the project. Grant funds may be used to cover travel and logistics, security costs, insurance, and other reporting expenses. Applications will be accepted through the IWMF’s Submittable page until December 31, 2018. All reporting and publishing must be completed by June 30, 2019. The IWMF and WEC expect to announce grant recipients by February 2019. 

Eligibility Criteria 

The reporting fellowship is open to individuals and to pairs of journalists. All applicants must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Women and female-identifying journalists from anywhere in the world may apply.
  • Professional Journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
  • Applicants must have three (3) or more years of professional journalism experience. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Applicants must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
  • Applicants may apply in English or Spanish, but English is strongly preferred.

Note for Photographers: Women Photograph, in partnership with the Women’s Equality Center, will also be accepting  applications for photographers interested in covering these same topics in the same countries. 

  • If you are applying as an individual photographer, please apply through Women Photograph;
  • If you are a photographer applying as part of a team, please apply through the IWMF.

Accepting Applications until December 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. 

    


This year, the Kim Wall Memorial Fund will provide a $5,000 grant to one female reporter whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting. The grant will fund a female reporter covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in the world, brushing up against life, and the Kim Wall Memorial Fund honors this legacy. 

Eligibility  

  • Women journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
  • Professional Journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
  • Applicants must have three or more years of professional journalism experience. 
  • All answers and documents must be in English. Due to the high  volume of applications we cannot answer questions by phone. Please  review the application guide and frequently asked questions on our  website prior to beginning this application. 



INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S MEDIA FOUNDATION (IWMF)

The IWMF is challenging the status quo and drawing attention to the gender disparity in the news. Women are continuously underrepresented within the newsroom. In sixteen years, the number of women in newsrooms has increased less than 1%. That number is declining for minorities. This inequality of voices leads us to question, 'Can the press really be free without all perspectives present?'

We are a small but mighty group dedicated to giving female journalists an equal voice. We oppose all attempts to silence the truth. We are the only organization that offers emergency support, safety training, global reporting opportunities and funding for both staff reporters and freelancers, all specifically tailored for women. We are making more women’s bylines possible, working tirelessly to ensure a greater diversity of voices represented in the news industry worldwide.

Why work here?

  • We have a culture of empowerment and equality where everyone can see the value that they are adding.
  • Our Board of Directors is active and passionate in supporting our mission.
  • Our programs make a real impact and are recognized by the journalism community as adding to their skills and safety.
  • We are an equal partner with many of the other leading organizations in our field.
  • The IWMF is a great place to work, learn and have fun.

What we do?

  • Awards: More than 100 female journalists from 56 countries recognized with Courage Awards.
  • Grants: 3,330+ grant applications received | $840,000+ in funds awarded | 110+ grantees  
  • Reporting trips: 4,000+ reporting trip applications received | 200+ fellows selected | 30+ 2-week reporting trips across Africa and Latin America  
  • Local Fellowships: 50+ year-long reporting fellowships have begun for journalists in Africa and Latin America  
  • Emergency Assistance: nearly $300,000 provided to 70+ journalists in crisis  
  • 650+ publications produced by our grantees and fellows for: The Washington Post | The Los Angeles Times | The New York Times | BBC | The Associated Press | EFE | Reuters | Folha de Sao Paulo | National Geographic | Foreign Policy | Harpers | The Atlantic | TIME | Cosmopolitan | PBS NewsHour | NPR | and many, many more
  • In 2017 alone, we provided $3.1 million in direct support to female journalists.  

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

The IWMF seeks a highly organized, solutions-oriented self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced work environment and is willing to go the extra mile to ensure successful program outcomes. The Program Assistant will be an integral member of the IWMF staff, helping to implement high-quality programs in challenging environments. 

The Program Assistant will provide vital logistical and administrative support for the organization’s programs, in particular its multi-faceted Latin America Reporting Initiative, Adelante, which includes international and in-country reporting fellowships and journalism security training across six countries (Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the US/Mexico border). The Program Assistant will also support other IWMF programs, including the Courage in Journalism and Courage in Photojournalism Awards, the Fund for Women Journalists, Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, the Emergency Fund for Women Journalists and the Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas program.

The Program Assistant will report to the Program Manager, and will work closely with members of the programs team as part of a tight-knit, collegial staff. The IWMF makes a concerted effort to promote from within.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate travel arrangements and logistics for international reporting trips.
  • Assist in application and selection processes.
  • Conduct outreach to program applicants, participants, and alumni.
  • Assist with day-to-day tasks related to program implementation.
  • Draft program-related correspondence.
  • Conduct research on program topic areas and regions.
  • Assist in administrative and operational tasks.
  • Assist in developing and tracking program calendars.
  • Assist in tracking program expenses.
  • Assist with program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assist in social media and communications efforts.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Some evening/weekend hours required.

Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal communications and relationship skills, and an ability to work well with a variety of people and personalities across cultures.
  • Solid group facilitation and team leadership skills
  • Self-starter who is able to manage and prioritize multiple programmatic tasks on deadline with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented.
  • Strong and accurate writing and editing skills (examples of types of writing required include planning and research documents, program-related correspondence and reports).
  • Experience with programmatic monitoring and evaluation preferred. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sound judgment and ability to exercise high level of discretion.
  • Computer literacy: demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, strong internet research skills, Mac skills a plus.
  • High proficiency or fluency in Spanish is required. 
  • Basic photography skills a plus.
  • Familiarity with HTML/Wordpress, Salesforce, Mailchimp and Asana, a plus.
  • Adaptability and willingness to work in unpredictable environments including locations with challenging security conditions.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA in Journalism, International Affairs or other relevant field of study.
  • One to three years of work experience, preferably in non-profit programs. 
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% of the year
  • Willingness to work in remote areas with limited infrastructure and amenities, including conflict and post-conflict zones.
  • Commitment to gender equality and an interest in news media and international affairs.
  • Sense of humor!

Application submission: Please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and a one page Spanish writing sample, preferably on a topic related to the IWMF's work. No phone calls. 

Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, December 4 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

The IWMF is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate based upon race, color, sex, age, creed, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, or any other status protected by applicable law. The IWMF values a diverse workplace and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. We regret that we can only hire candidates currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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