Are you a young writer and/or creative buzzing with talent, enthusiasm with an interest in Africa, culture, business and development?  Then What’s On Africa would love to hear from you! What’s on Africa is the event listings blog on culture, business and  development from the Royal African Society. We’re looking for enthusiastic 18-25 year olds who want to develop their writing, editorial and journalism skills to join our Youth Editorial Volunteer Programme.

The programme & What you get!

Selected applicants will have the opportunity to develop current skills, whilst learning new ones as they work alongside our small team to deliver coverage of events, activities, people, places and more; through What’s On Africa and the Royal African Society, you would have exclusive access to Africa related events across business, culture and development in the form of plays, exhibitions and conferences. Beyond this, you’d benefit from engaging with exciting brands, broaden your network, and strengthen your   knowledge of one of the world’s most dynamic continents.

How to apply:

If this sounds like something you want to get involved in – send us:

  • 500 word original sample of writing in the form of either a feature article or a review.
  • A 50 word profile about yourself in a word document.

Please send to by Friday 13th May 2016 with your name and “WOA Youth Editorial” as the subject header. [For example: John Okigbo: WOA Youth Editorial]

Person Specification: 

We are looking for dedicated, committed and talented writers, journalists, bloggers, film-makers and photographers to engage with this unique programme. Applicants must have a strong interest in Africa and Africa related culture, business and development alongside an interest in writing, journalism and media.

What’s On Africa, is the event listings blog on culture, business and development from the Royal African Society, which is the foremost organisation promoting a better understanding of Africa in the UK.