Journalism Trainer, Mongolia

Department: Global Press Institute

Status: Contract, 16 weeks

Location: Mongolia

Compensation: 12,000 USD

Deadline to receive applications: May 1, 2019

Start date: May/June 2019

First, a few questions:

Are you ready to reimagine journalism in the world’s least-covered markets? Do you want to be part of a world-class training team that trains journalists to include precision and dignity in every story?

Are you a detail oriented self-starter who wants to reimagine the systems that create international journalism?

Then apply to be the Journalism Trainer for Global Press Institute in Mongolia.

Global Press Institute is looking for a strategic, organized, proactive journalism educator to train the next generation of journalists in Mongolia. This role will work with the Global Press Institute global expansion team and will train reporter-trainees to work at Global Press Journal, where they will create world-class international journalism every day.

The Team

You will report to the Regional Program Manager, Asia and the editorial team. You will lead training operations in the newly created Global Press news bureau in Mongolia.

You are an education professional who also has experience in a newsroom. You are a values-based thinker and leader who is excited to educate new journalists on Global Press Style, which puts the reporter’s community at the center of every story. You should be a capable people manager and an inspiring teacher. It’s important that you are comfortable working across cultures.

The Global Press process redefines the expert and challenges legacy media’s definitions of news value, so you must be open-minded and ready to help new journalists think differently about the media landscape. We operate a one-of-a-kind editorial structure designed to support the unique aspects of Global Press journalism, including diversity of reporters (99% people of color and 100% women), languages, time zones and cultural contexts to continue to elevate the quantity and quality of our journalistic output.

Interested? Continue scrolling to learn how Global Press trainings work.

Global Press Institute trainings are organized into 16-week sections. The Trainer will lead a local team of female, Mongolian reporter-trainees through Global Press’ award-winning curriculum, The Principles & The Practice.

During the 16-week training period, you will be based in Mongolia and 100% dedicated to the development of your trainees. The training structure begins with a two-week classroom intensive, followed by two weeks of field and photojournalism exercises. An expert trainer will join you for Global Press’ industry-leading Duty of Care training, which is a physical, emotional, digital and legal security program.

Next, you will step into a story coach and editor role as trainees begin to pitch stories in line with Global Press’ unique definition of news value. Finally, you will work with trainees on news and narrative writing skills and verification and fact checking techniques as you prepare trainees to take the Global Press Baseline Skills Assessment in Week 16.

Trainees who score at least a 6 on the assessment will be offered full or part-time employment contracts to work at Global Press Journal, the award-winning publication of Global Press.

You have:

Lived in Mongolia and have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the country, its culture and present-day realities

The ambition to make every reporter exceptional

Newsroom editing and reporter coaching experience

A strong writing background

The ability to collaborate with team members across the world with empathy and a shared commitment to excellence

Ideas and energy to ensure trainees are engaged, challenged and safe

The ability to work on multiple projects with multiple trainees at a time

Respect for Global Press trainees, reporters, editors, ethics and processes

The desire to ensure Global Press continues to produce world-class journalism

Professionalism, particularly while handling sensitive and confidential information

Discipline, rigor and attention to detail in your work

The ability to create and implement project and task management structures and tools for efficient operations

Openness to change and the ability to manage complexities

A positive and solutions-oriented outlook

The other important stuff:

The successful candidate will have training or teaching experience as well as newsroom experience. Candidates must have the ability to be based in Mongolia from mid-May through mid-July of 2019. Other mandatory skills include written and oral fluency in Mongolian and English.

Global Press is a diverse and rapidly growing international media organization that seeks out team members who:

Are equally committed to journalistic tradition and journalistic innovation

Employ discipline, generosity and humor in their daily work

Are willing to challenge the 24-hour news cycle and stereotypical definitions of international news value

Believe in the power of local journalists to write and report undiscovered, high-quality stories

Thrive in a collaborative environment where team members can be honest with one another and always aim to be better than they were yesterday

APPLY if 80% of this description sounds like you!

Write a brief cover letter in the body of an email introducing yourself, a little about why you want to join the Global Press team and why this role resonates with you. Include the names (including email address, phone number and a detail on how you know each person) for at least two references who can speak knowledgeably about the quality of your work. Attach your CV.

All emails should be sent to [email protected] with the subject Journalism Trainer, Mongolia. We will acknowledge receipt, but only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

About Global Press

Global Press exists to create a more just and informed world by employing local journalists to produce ethical, accurate news coverage from the world’s least-covered places.

Rejecting the mainstream model of foreign correspondence, which deploys elite outsiders on perpetual short-term assignments, Global Press trains and employs a diverse population of female journalists in the developing media markets where they live to produce context-rich, nuanced news coverage. Our stories, produced and disseminated in local languages and in English, provide local and global audiences with news that elevates awareness and creates actionable opportunities for citizens.

Comprised of three brands that form a holistic social enterprise, Global Press is an international media company dedicated to reinventing both the craft and business of global journalism. Global Press operates a training program, Global Press Institute, an award-winning news publication, Global Press Journal, and an innovative syndication division, Global Press News Service.

Global Press aims to produce news from more than 100 countries.

Over the last 13 years, Global Press news stories have created tangible social impact across the world. Our news has changed laws in Nepal and Rwanda, changed policies in Zambia and Uganda and increased access to information for more than 20 million people each month. Global Press has won numerous awards for its high-quality journalism and its high-impact business model, including the 2017 Creator Award, 2016 Webby Award, Best Writing and 2016 Best Mobile News Website. Other honors include the Jefferson Award for Public Service, Society of Professional Journalists’ Journalism Innovation Prize and the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism.

Photo at top by Raihana Maqbool, GPJ Indian-administered Kashmir