Walter Benjamin Foundation hosts photo contest

Professional or amateur photographers living in Latin America can participate in this contest.

The Walter Benjamin Foundation, along with the Fundación Arcor, launched the 10th edition of its photography competition shedding light on the struggles facing children in Latin America.

The “Infancias: Varios Mundos” project seeks to bring special focus to the fundamental rights that all children deserve, including the rights to safety, privacy and healthy living.

Photographers can submit up to five images. Special consideration will be given to photographs that focus on cultural diversity, education, healthy living or civic engagement.

Winning images will be used in an exhibition and will be published in a book celebrating the 10th anniversary of the “Infancias: Varios Mundos” project. Other prizes will be announced at a later date.

Images will be accepted until May 5.

For more information, in Spanish, click here.

The Atlantic seeks social media and engagement editor

Journalists with experience managing social media accounts can apply for an editorial position with The Atlantic magazine’s website. seeks a social media and engagement editor to be the magazine’s voice on the social Web. The editor will manage The Atlantic’s Twitter and Facebook feeds and seek new opportunities on other social media channels.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer who can synthesize and distill complicated arguments into pithy and compelling stories for a digital audience.

The position is full-time and based in Washington.

For more information, click here.

Fellowship for Canadian Aboriginal Journalists

Canadian Aboriginal journalists from the First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and with one to five years of experience may apply for a fellowship.

The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) inaugurates a fellowship to foster better comprehension of Aboriginal issues in Canada’s major media and community outlets.

The fellowship winner will spend one month training at the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s new Aboriginal Centre in Winnipeg. He or she will also be recognized at the annual CJF Awards on June 4 in Toronto.

Fellows will receive a CAD3,000 training stipend. CJF will also cover all associated travel and accommodation and provide a per diem for meals and other reasonable expenses.

The deadline to apply is April 30.

For more information, click here.

Deadline approaching: sports journalism position in UK

Experienced sports journalists can apply for a reporting position.

Scotland’s The Press and Journal, one of the biggest regional newspapers in the United Kingdom, is hiring a full-time sports journalist.

The position will be based in Inverness and the reporter will cover topics like the Scottish Premiership and Highland League football.

The position’s benefits include a company pension scheme, medical benefits and a generous holiday allowance.

Interested candidates should email their curriculum vitaes to editor Damian Bates P&Jeditorialjobs(at)ajl(dot)co(dot)uk

The deadline to apply is April 22.

For more information, click here.

Deadline approaching: BBC seeks data journalists

Journalists with a good understanding of statistics, statistical analysis and database management are encouraged to apply for two positions with the BBC.

BBC News is hiring one senior and one junior data journalist to join its visual journalism team. The new, multiplatform unit brings together journalists, developers and online and television designers to provide compelling visual coverage of significant stories.

The team seeks creative data reporters to boost its data journalism output. Both positions require working knowledge of visualization tools like Tableau, Refine and Fusion Tables; understanding of basic scripting, HTML, SQL and R is also desirable. The senior position also requires newsroom and managerial experience.

The deadline to apply is April 23.

For more information about the positions, click here (junior level) and here (senior level).

Deadline approaching: energy journalism program in Turkey

Journalists with English proficiency and who have completed their military obligations can participate in the course.

The Anadolu Agency, one of Turkey’s oldest news services, offers a two-month program to train journalists in energy reporting.

The training program will include courses on energy law, the history and current status of energy in Turkey and around the world, and developments regarding oil, gas and electricity.

Participants will be required to complete 320 hours of theoretic and practical training. Those who successfully complete the program will be employed by Anadolu Agency as assistant correspondents.

Individuals who pass the application phase of the selection process will go on to be interviewed and take a written exam. Accepted applicants will be announced on May 2.

The course will run from May 5 to June 27 across various venues in Turkey. The deadline to apply is April 23.

For more information, click here.

MIT seeks director for Knight fellowship program

Journalists with at least 10 years of experience and an interest in science and technology can apply for the position in Cambridge, Ma.

The Knight Science Fellowship Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks a new director to lead the program and mentor its fellows.

Among other administrative duties, the director will also teach a six-week journalism course in MIT’s graduate science writing program, recruit speakers for twice-a-week seminars and formulate curriculum and recruit faculty for annual boot camps.

The selected candidate will begin in the summer. Interested candidates should use the requisition number 11037 when applying.

The deadline is May 1.

For more information, click here.

News Corp offers journalism fellowship for Mexican Journalists

English-speaking Mexican journalists are invited to apply for this opportunity.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will select five Mexican journalists for the News Corp Fellowship. Fellows will intern at The Wall Street Journal in New York.

Videographers, newsroom editors, bloggers, graphic reporters and journalists from all areas of expertise are welcome to apply.

The selected journalists will spend a month in the United States learning about freedom of the press and working in an American newsroom. Fellows will spend July 29 to Aug. 1 in Washington for an ICFJ orientation, and Aug. 2 to 29 at The Wall Street Journal.

The deadline to apply is May 12.

For more information, click here.

Thomson Reuters offers investigative reporting course in Ethiopia

Journalists with at least two years of experience and a good level of spoken and written English may apply to take a course in Addis Ababa.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, offers a weeklong training program to help journalists develop important investigative reporting skills.

The course will address topics that include preparing for in-depth investigations, ensuring the quality and accuracy of stories and handling legal and ethical issues when conducting investigative reporting.

The course will take place from May 12-16.

Applicants should be currently working as journalists or regular contributors to broadcast media organizations in Addis Ababa. Special travel bursaries are available for Ethiopian reporters who do not reside in the capital.

Journalists who have participated in another Thomson Reuters course in the last two years are not eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply is April 18.

For more information, click here.

Deadline approaching: contest for health reporting and social engagement in Nigeria

Media organizations and professional journalists working for print, broadcast or online in Nigeria can apply for the contest. Citizen journalists, freelance journalists and bloggers are also eligible.

The Hala Nigeria project hosts a contest to reward compelling journalism stories that use traditional and/or digital tools to engage citizens on important health topics.

In the contest’s first phase, teams of journalists, technologists and graphic designers will compete by submitting creative story ideas with the potential for citizen engagement. The best ideas will be chosen as finalists who will receive assistance in developing their ideas and incorporating tools to engage the public.

Completed projects will be submitted in the second phase. Of those, the winners will be announced in June.

Individual winners will receive cash prizes of up to US$1,000 and the opportunity to attend an intensive EditorsLab in Lagos.

The deadline to submit ideas for the first phase of the competition is April 11. Applications must be submitted in English.

For more information, click here.