Investigative Journalism Opportunities for Reporters and Mentors

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Investigative Journalism Opportunities for Reporters and Mentors

  • Post Date:July 22, 2021
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Diploma
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Information for Development Trust (IDT) is calling on interested and committed journalists and mentors to apply to participate in an investigative journalism project that it is running with support from FOJO and International Media Support (IMS) under the ZimMedia21 programme. The project emphasises the need to use modern story-telling and production techniques so as to enhance news consumption, sharing and impact.


We have slots for ten (10) suitable journalists who must demonstrate the below qualifications:

  • At least one year as a practicing and registered journalist;
  • Preferably, young (up to 35 years) and self-motivated;
  • Demonstrated interest and proven track record in multi-media reporting. Applicants must be able to provide at least two stories that have been published;
  • Possession of own equipment to produce investigative multi-media content;
  • Demonstrated interest in data reporting;
  • Interest in enhancing gender inclusivity through story production;
  • Punctuality, honesty and professionalism.

Female journalists are particularly encouraged to apply.

Those that have participated in previous IDT investigative projects can also apply but must be 35 years old or below, have produced stories that generated impact and are prepared to use multi-media methods and data-based reporting techniques.


There are two (2) slots for investigative journalism mentors, who must have the following qualifications:

  • At least 5 years as a senior journalist, mentor or editor;
  • Demonstrated interest in story production using multi-media methods and data;
  • Demonstrated dedication to gender parity and inclusivity in story production;
  • Ability to work within set time frames

Female mentors are encouraged to apply.

To apply

Applications must be made through email to [email protected]

Aspiring investigative journalists must accompany their applications with a brief resume and a story proposal. The proposal or pitch must amply show how the applicant will use multi-media methods and/or data in the proposed story. It must also demonstrate how the applicant will promote gender parity through sourcing, voices and content focus. Aspiring mentors are also expected to accompany their applications with a brief resume and a short motivation note on how they will enhance modern story-telling techniques and gender parity. Mentors who applied in previous projects may also apply. Applications must be marked “Journalists” or “Mentors” in the subject box.

About IDT

IDT is a non-profit organisation that seeks to promote transparency, accountability and integrity in public-private sector governance through fact-checked, well-researched and investigative content production, research and advocacy.

Deadline: 26 July 2021