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Product Marketing Manager (Remote)

As a product marketing manager, you will be a leader on the team responsible for telling the story of Mixmax. You will be expected to be our chief advocate for a specific feature set and its benefits. Additionally, you will be charged with crafting the strategy around the messaging and marketing for new launches.

Responsibilities

  • Together with the product team, educate both internal and external stakeholders about our product features and their benefits.
  • Create product content (e.g. sales enablement documentation, case studies, product videos, website copy, blog posts, Quora/forum responses) to articulate the benefits of Mixmax to the world.
  • Speak and present both internally and externally to promote the story of our product.
  • Measure and optimize the buyer journey as it relates to product feature adoption and usage.

Requirements

  • We love if you’ve worked at a SaaS company in the past.
  • BA/BS or equivalent working experience.
  • Past experience in digital marketing, product marketing, and/or product management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – there is a heavy amount of writing and presenting/selling ideas in this role.
  • Proficiency in content management systems. You will be expected to build product pages, optimize the conversion paths on those pages, and use dynamic calls-to-action to create and test buyer stage-specific calls-to-action.
  • Prefer working in a collaborative, cross-team capacity. This role requires you to work across functions and departments to bring the product to life. You are at the center of our entire organization, constantly interacting with teammates and prospects.

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Content Marketing Manager (Remote job - work from anywhere)

At Mixmax, our mission is to do the impossible with email: to make it as rich, interactive, and developer-friendly as the web. We’re a distributed & international team, so if you’re looking to work with us remotely, we encourage you to apply!

We are looking for a prolific content creator to write and produce various types of downloadable content and blog regularly, to expand our company’s awareness and customers. This role requires a high level of creativity, attention to detail, and project management skills.

Responsibilities

  • Create 1–2 free resources per week to drive leads, awareness, and other important metrics (examples include ebooks, case studies, infographics, guides, templates, etc.).
  • Blog on an ongoing basis to support and attract site visitors through search, social media, and email subscribers.
  • Grow our subscriber base by providing them with regular, helpful content that’s aligned with their needs and interests.
  • Collaborate with designers, product marketers, sales professionals, and external influencers and industry experts to produce relevant content that meets the needs of both key stakeholders and our audience.

Requirements

  • We love if you’ve worked at a SaaS company in the past.
  • BA/BS or equivalent working experience.
  • Past experience producing content for the web specifically, as well as channel-specific knowledge (blog, SlideShare, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
  • Past experience building audiences online.
  • A dual-minded approach: You’re highly creative and an excellent writer but can also be process-driven, think scale, and rely on data to make decisions.

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Blockchain ICOs to watch out for in 2018

Priority Token is a global Consulting firm supporing Startups fundraise through ICOs: http://ptoken.io 

Priority Token portfolio profile on ICO Bench: icobench.com/agency/prioritytoken

Current projects:

1) bitrewards.network

2) eiracube.io

3) baikalika.io (Pre-sale)

4) sharpay.io

5) skyfchain.io (Pre-sale)

6) faceter.io

7) freedcoin.io

8) miboodle.com

9) cylinders.io (Pre-sale)

Associate Partner @Mosaic_VC

Mosaic Ventures is offering a a 2–3 year education in venture capital. You’ll be based in London, should expect to travel across Europe, and be exposed to a huge range of technology markets and startups. You will become an integral part of our investment team. What happens after that will be down to you: maybe you’ll join one of our portfolio companies, work on your own startup or, if you discover you love investing as much as we do, continue as a venture capitalist.

Your primary role will be to help find and evaluate startups for investment by Mosaic. Each month we intersect with a huge number of businesses, many which approach us, and the first challenge is to figure out which we should spend time considering. It’s essential to prioritize, filter and assess quickly and thoroughly.

Interested? Click to check out details 

To apply, please send an email to careers@mosaicventures.com.

Publishing Sales Executive Position in Cape Town (South African Citizens Only)

An internationally – leading Media company is looking to put in place a Publishing Sales Executive to be based in Cape Town. This individual will be responsible for the building Client relationships across multiple countries, and managing the full sales function, of the Power & Energy sector, on a multi-channel platform.
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Responsibilities:
 

  • Responsible for managing a client portfolio in excess of R5 million per annum
  • Generating new clients
  • Developing business from existing clients
  • Selling print and online advertising packages
  • Identifying key clients and creating bespoke marketing packages to sell print and digital advertising
  • Provide accurate sales forecasts and strong feedback to Sales Director, editorial and content teams
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Drive and demonstrated success working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

 
Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5 years + media sales experience specializing in print or online media
  • B2B media sales experience is preferred, but not essential
  • Individual should be willing to travel
  • Relevant Sales / Marketing qualification
  • International sales exposure (US, Europe, China & India)
  • Must be south African, or have a valid Work permit for South Africa

Click to apply

The Nigerian Police Recruitment (Nigerians Only)

  • Applicants shall be of Nigerian origin by birth and possess National Identity Number (NIN)
  • Applicants must possess a minimum of 5 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB with credit passess in English and Mathematics.
  • Applicants must be aged between 18-25 years by March 2018.
  • Applicants must be medically, physically, and psychologically fit and must not be less than 1.67mtrs tall for male and 1.64mtrs tall for female.
  • Applicants must print their completed online forms, guarantor form and submit it at the examination / screening and recruitment centre.
  • All appllicants MUST have readily available scanned copy of their
    • SSCE/GCE/NABTEB/NECO Result
    • Birth Certificate Result
    • FSLC Result
    • LGA Certificate
    • Passport Photograph

Closing date  21st March, 2018. 

Apply on website: http://www.policerecruitment.ng

Product Marketing Manager @Google Lagos

Responsibilities

    • Work across several aspects of marketing – from branding and positioning to targeted outreach and strategy, Go-to-Market strategy, campaigns, market research, advocacy, events and communication.
    • Create and execute innovative strategies and marketing plans that drive awareness, engagement and product adoption. Partner with cross-functional stakeholders including product, user experience, design, analytics, creative and leadership, to drive product roadmaps, strategy and execution.
    • Develop actionable, data-driven insights to inform product and marketing strategy. Leverage marketing insights to better understand our customers and represent the voice of the user.
    • Measure effectiveness and channel mix consistently to improve ROI of marketing programs. Set and manage OKR and marketing budgets.
    • Lead a small team of contract employees, vendors, as well as external agencies.

 

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

    • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
    • Experience in audience segmentation and channel selection as well as market research.
    • Experience in positioning, branding, creative development and campaign execution.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience planning and rolling out large-scale/global marketing campaigns, and the ability to identify and implement scalable process improvements using a data-driven approach.
  • Experience developing and executing marketing strategy successfully while collaborating cross-functionally and building consensus, with effective project management expertise.
  • Strong executor and problem solver, who can be resourceful and creative with a passion for working with technology products and solving consumer needs.
  • A strong manager and communicator, with demonstrated talent at building collaborative partnerships internally and externally.
  • Outstanding written and oral presentation skills; comfortable presenting to a senior audience.

Click to apply for this job with Google 

ARM Young Talent (Internship) Program

ARM is Nigeria’s largest non-bank financial institution. A diversified and integrated asset management Company with primary interest in traditional asset management, and specialised funds across major sectors. ARM currently manages total assets of circa N727billion; has an AA rating from Agusto and Co. and was named Best Fund Manager, Nigeria by Capital Finance International. The Firm is regulated by the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). ARM is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria with offices across the country.

The ARM Young Talent Programme (AYTP) is designed to provide exemplary university students with the opportunity to develop an early career at ARM through exposure to meaningful assignments that offer opportunities to gain real-world experience. ARM's chosen way to influence the development of talent in our environment. The AYTP offers interns good learning opportunities, via practical work experience prior to entry into the labour market or further career progression. 

The AYTP allows ARM tackle some of the challenges relating to capacity building, by facilitating the creation and provision of possible employment opportunities for interns upon obtaining their University degree and completion of their internship programme with the firm. This is a great chance to get your career started at a leading investment management firm and gain some valuable work experience.

Title: ARM Young Talent Programme (AYTP)
Qualification

  • Minimum — SSCE
  • be an undergraduate
  • must have atleast completed a year of their degree
  • must be on track for a 2:1 degree or equivalent

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • In addition to working with the best people in the industry, our interns are provided with comprehensive training in an environment which is geared towards learning, and are exposed to real life business projects, transactions, and company initiatives.
  • At the end of the programme, interns are required to write a report and give a presentation on a project topic in order to assess their suitability. In addition to developing technical skills and experience, the AYTP provides interns the opportunity to develop interpersonal skills through networking with other interns, current employees and clients

Application Deadline: March 30th 2018

Interested candidates should send CV’s to aytp@arm.com.ng with ‘AYTP 2018‘ as the subject of the email. 

UI/UX DESIGNER @RadarRelay

Radar Relay is a technology company specializing in blockchain technologies. 

As a senior level UI/UX designer you will work directly with engineers and creative teams to refine
existing products and create new ones. You will be responsible for managing your own design
process and communicating ideas and concepts to the team. This is a fintech product in an
emerging tech space requiring data-heavy design thinking, so bring your pixel-perfection and
a meticulous workflow. The ideal candidate is one who can help define product requirements
and user-flows then turn those into solid wireframes, prototypes and a polished UI. You should
work well within established UX conventions but provide insight into moving past them when the
opportunity arises. Self starters & team-players only. 4-6 years industry experience is preferred.

REQUIRES EXPERIENCE IN:
• Sketch
• InVision / Craft
• After Effects / Framer / Proto.io
• Adobe CC Suite

NICE TO HAVE:
• Fintech product experience
• Familiar with blockchain technology
• UX research skills

See Job Description Here 

Apply by email to jobs@radarrelay.com 

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Graphic Designer with @RadarRelay

Radar Relay leverages blockchain technology to trade Ethereum tokens directly from your wallet. 

They are looking to hire a Graphic Designer who will work with the marketing and creative teams to produce collateral across a
wide range of media. Ideal candidate should have a great sense of typography, a passion for layout and can move
quickly when a deadline gets pushed up. Systems thinking is a must. The ideal candidate can
help build brand guidelines, establishing usage & style conventions across social media, blogs,
websites and print materials. Other tasks will include visualizing complex concepts through
infographics and helping dictate digital tools.

REQUIRES EXPERIENCE IN:
• Sketch
• Adobe CC Suite
• Concepting
• Information design
• Excellent communicaton

NICE TO HAVE:
• Illustration Chops
• Motion Design
• Web Design Experience

Job Description 

To apply send an email to jobs@radarrelay.com 

User Experience Designer @protocollabs

As a User Experience designer at Protocol Labs you will get to apply your talents to a range of products and experiments. Their R&D structure allows a lot of room to explore the UX possibilities that arise around the technologies they create. Some of your work will be very practical design, applied to software that's used by many thousands of people. Other work will be proof-of-concept and open-ended explorations that you carry out with product teams.

Some examples of software you might (re)design are the IPFS web-based UI that ships with all IPFS nodes, client software for the Filecoin storage network, completely new tools for storing and sharing files, and the Interactive documentation for the many APIs and protocols that Protocol Labs publishes.

Protocol Lab is looking for someone who can be a thought leader, undertaking explorations into new territories, while also delivering practical designs in a fast-moving product driven context.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Product Managers, End-Users and Software Engineers to design compelling experiences for software products

  • Participate in product teams throughout the iterative design-development cycle, advocating for users and delivering designs in a dynamic work environment

  • Explore the UX implications of decentralized technologies, showing new possibilities to the world, and moving towards the establishment of UX conventions in this space

Qualifications

  • A portfolio of designs and implemented software that shows an ability to create experiences that engineers can implement and end-users adore

  • Experience working on a software team, delivering designs in an iterative, agile work environment

  • Adept at applying and breaking the rules of web and desktop software interaction

  • Familiarity with software accessibility requirements for web and desktop

Interested? Click to apply 

Senior Back-end Developer (Remote Job)

Ethfinex is an information & exchange platform for ERC20 tokens and Ethereum-based projects. Our mission is to create the home of digital token trading & discussion - the world’s most liquid digital asset exchange platform, owned & run by the people using it.

Ethfinex is currently looking for a Senior Back-end Developer to join their team. The position is remote and available to anyone self-driven, and with the experience, motivation and capacity to contribute to our vision.

For all team members self-motivation is essential. No one on the team will micro-manage you. Ethfinex is looking for team members who are comfortable using their initiative and seeing it through to completion. You will be part of a dynamic, fast paced team, and have the chance to shape the direction of Ethfinex as they grow.

  • Knowledge and experience in micro-services architecture
  • Comfortable with high-availability concepts
  • Have actively participated in the development of a sophisticated platform as one of the leading developers
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies
  • Preferred technologies: Ruby, Node.js, MySQL, Redis, Websockets
  • Other technologies of interest: Message queues (ZeroMQ, RabbitMQ), Job Queues, advanced cryptography and/or experience with public or permissioned blockchains

Interested in this position? Please send an email to careers@ethfinex.com if you sense a fit with the descriptions above. The email should include your github profile, CV and a cover letter touching upon your background and experience.

Remember #TangentInspires :) 

Senior Front-end Developer (Remote Job)

Ethfinex is an information & exchange platform for ERC20 tokens and Ethereum-based projects. 

Ethfinex is currently looking for a Senior Front-end Developer to join their team. The position is remote and available to anyone self-driven, and with the experience and capacity to contribute to the Ethfinex vision.

As a Senior Front-end Developer, you will be a part of the team that works on the development of the Ethfinex web and mobile applications. This includes:

  • New Features - Ethfinex continuously strives to create innovative new features in order to provide the most professional trading experience for customers. These are developed and deployed using agile methodologies, to ensure the user experience remains the best in the industry.
  • Scalability - The web application must remain effortlessly smooth, responsive, and real-time for customers as the platform continues to scale to accommodate new user growth.
  • Data Visualisation - The data we present to our users is the result of tailored algorithms, on top of the incredible amount of data our platform produces daily, and we continue to experiment with new ways to display this most effectively.
  • Design - Build beautiful reactive applications and trading tools.

Requirements:

  • Knowledgeable and experienced with micro-service architecture.
  • Comfortable with high-availability concepts.
  • High proficiency in JavaScript and ES2015-2017.
  • Thoroughly experienced with React+, Flux, SASS, Redux, and the core principles surrounding these.
  • Familiar with modern front-end pipelines and tools.
  • Experienced with WebSockets, RESTful and RPC-based APIs.
  • Interested in bringing diverse, innovative applications to life.
  • Interested in modernizing and optimising different web applications.

Interested in this position? Please send an email to careers@ethfinex.com if you sense a fit with the descriptions above. The email should include your github profile, CV and a cover letter touching upon your background and experience.

Web Developer (Remote)

We're seeking someone to manage this very website, as well as other LBRY web properties and projects.

This position involves both design and programming elements and is good for someone with a mix of creativity and logic. The LBRY website currently uses a moderate amount of PHP, but you be the product owner and have full control over the implementation.

How To Apply

Contact joinus@lbry.io if interested in a position. Please include the following:

  1. A resume, LinkedIn profile, or other resource that would serve as a work history.
  2. A code sample. Preferably a link to a public repository for a project you have built or significantly contributed to.
  3. One sentence about why you'd like to work for LBRY.
Protocol Engineers (Remote)

The LBRY protocol consists of a set of APIs provided via a daemon. This daemon is comprised of several sub-components, and interacts with the blockchain, wallet, and other remote daemons that constitute the LBRY data network.

The LBRY daemon and wallet are both written in Python, but maybe you're the one to rewrite them in Go (we're kidding) (probably).

Competence with security, operating systems, and networks is mandatory. Experience with peer-to-peer technology is beneficial but not required.

How To Apply

Contact joinus@lbry.io if interested in a position. Please include the following:

  1. A resume, LinkedIn profile, or other resource that would serve as a work history.
  2. A code sample. Preferably a link to a public repository for a project you have built or significantly contributed to.
  3. One sentence about why you'd like to work for LBRY.
Blockchain Engineer (Remote)

This position involves working directly on the LBRY blockchain, written in C++.

Competence with cryptography, security, and networks is mandatory. Experience with blockchain is beneficial but not required.

How To Apply

Contact joinus@lbry.io if interested in a position. Please include the following:

  1. A resume, LinkedIn profile, or other resource that would serve as a work history.
  2. A code sample. Preferably a link to a public repository for a project you have built or significantly contributed to.
  3. One sentence about why you'd like to work for LBRY.
Content Writer (Blockchain)

The Stellar network is an open payment platform that allows individuals, businesses, and institutions anywhere in the world to send money in any currency at a very low cost. Stellar's goal is to transform financial systems by making money as easy to send as an email. The Stellar network is a peer-to-peer distributed global database, often referred to as blockchain technology. We have chosen to keep our code open-source in order to promote an inclusive software ecosystem that anyone can build upon and use.
 
The Role: 
 
Stellar is seeking to hire a content writer with a strong interest in blockchain technology. This position will play a critical role in engaging and informing various global audiences of consumers, developers, investors, and payment operators. Duties of this role will include publishing articles, blog posts, and technical content to Stellar website and elsewhere online to update and interact with the ever-expanding Stellar community. The  ideal candidate is a gifted writer with a talent for communicating technical information to a global  audience in a way that  is easy to understand.  

Responsibilities:

    • Brainstorm interesting and engaging story angles about emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies
    • Convey the key ideas behind Stellar’s products and technology to a wide audience.
    • Craft catchy and engaging website and social media content
    • Write guest blog posts and magazine articles on behalf of financial partners and team members
    • Develop targeting strategy for key posts and content
    • Occasional international travel

Required:

    • 3+ years relevant work experience, preferably producing content for a technical audience
    • An amazing natural voice that is reflected in your writing
    • Ability to explain complicated concepts in an easy to understand way.
    • Knowledge of trending blockchain & cryptocurrency revolutions, and a perpetually curious mind
    • Ability to learn new technology and project management systems quickly and efficiently
    • Bachelor's degree or higher

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Cryptocurrency/Blockchain Marketing Intern

Incite Media has an immediate requirement for a Marketing Intern to assist in the launch of new cryptocurrency related project. If you have a passion for this new, exciting field and a desire to participate in a high profile project, this will be a great opportunity. You will participate in all aspects of the launch and work closely with the team. You must be willing to commit to a 6 months minimum and be able to dedicate at least 15 hours per week. Most of the tasks assigned to you will allow flexibility with time, but must be completed by the deadlines. No specific experience in the field of cryptocurrency is required; although, a keen interest and willingness to learn are a must.

Responsibilities

  • Create newsletters, email campaigns, online promotions, etc.
  • Provide support to social media efforts to target new audiences.
  • Assist with online and offline events to promote company and increase community membership and attendance.
  • Research and analyze competitor marketing and sales materials.
  • Collaborate on team presentations for management and clients.

Requirements

  • Pursuing a degree in business, marketing, finance, or related fiels
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication and skills.
  • Possess creativity, flexibility, variety, and growth potential.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with social media
  • Ability to interact and engage in an online community setting
  • Should be open-minded, a fast learner, enthusiastic, and adaptable.

Click to apply 

Video Editor (Remote - work from anywhere)

Requirements
1. Expert skills in After Effects and Premiere Pro
2. 2+ years experience with post-production
3. Strong editing, motion design, color correcting, and sound mixing skills
4. Organized workflow
 
Bonus Skills 
1. Illustration skills
2. Videography skills
3. 3D animation
4. CSS animation
 
To apply: click here
Web Designer (Remote - work from anywhere)

Megalytic is seeking to hire a freelance Web Designer to redesign their website (https://megalytic.com). Megalytic is an innovative cloud-based reporting tool used by digital marketing professionals and agencies all over the world to report marketing campaign performance.

For this position, you must have demonstrated experience creating B2B websites designed for SaaS product lead generation.

Their ideal Web Designer, will work to design a new lead-generation website based on an understanding of their product, target customers, and value proposition. Their goals for this project is to deliver a site that is:

  • Aesthetically appealing to new customers.
  • Clearly communicates the value the Megalytic product.
  • Optimized for lead-generation and SEO.

To apply send a resume and portfolio to webdesignjob@megalytic.com

UX designer (Remote - work from any location)

The Tuft & Needle team is looking for a UX designer with strong visual design skills to help shape the user experience and design of their customer-facing websites and internal systems. They're looking for someone who will quickly develop empathy for their users and take the initiative with creating elegant, simple, self-instructional digital experiences.

To learn more visit the Tuft & Needle webpage 

To apply click here

You can also email the team at jobs@tuftandneedle.com for other job opportunities. 

Conversion Designer (Digital/Web)

Conversion Designer (Digital/Web)

Location: Virtual. Will work from your home office.

Employee Type: Full Time, W-2 Employee

Support TEAM: YES! In-house creative, copywriting, development and channel support. 

Job Type: Marketing

Experience: 3+ years graphic design experience in an agency; must have experience designing banners and landing pages.

Apply via link: Click me

Graphic Designers Needed (Remote - Work from any location)

Create great stuff designing with the Freepix team and earn a good monthly income working from home.

Your revenues won't depend on the number of downloads.

Send us your portfolio and after reviewing it, we will get in touch with you.

Click here to fill the online application form

English native copywriter and proofreader

MinerGate is hiring!

They are looking for an English native copywriter and proofreader to join their team. 
If you are interested, please send your CV to contact@minergate.com 

Edinburgh MBA Leadership Scholarship

The University of Edinburgh Business School is offering prospective FT MBA students looking to begin their studies in 2018 the opportunity to showcase their leadership skills and present themselves as candidates for the Edinburgh MBA Leadership Scholarship (valued at £10,000).
 
You can find our more about the Edinburgh MBA and eligibility requirements here
Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) 2019 Research Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: 31 August, 2018

The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) is a nongovernmental organization whose Fund is solely based on donations from many Japanese people who have responded with goodwill to Dr. Shigeyoshi MATSUMAE’s call. While many donations have been kindly offered by corporations and groups, most of the donors are individuals who are sympathetic with the Founder’s ideals, and maintain contributions to the Fund from their limited incomes. Successful applicants are urged to seriously consider and understand the goodwill of those persons, and ensure that the provided fellowships are utilized effectively.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all of the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit the required application documents.

  1. Applicants must obtain a Letter of Invitation from host institutions in Japan.
  2. Applicants must hold a PH.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications.
  3. Applicants must be at the age of 49 years old or younger at the time when documents are submitted.
  4. Applicants must have sufficient abilities in the English or Japanese languages.
  5. Applicants should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan. (Except for short-term stay. E.g. sightseeing, conferences)
  6. Applicants should be in employment in their home countries, and must return to their countries upon completion of their MIF fellowship tenure.
  7. Applicants must be of sound health.

FIELDS OF RESEARCH STUDY

Fields of research such as natural science, engineering and medicine are considered with first priorities.

PERIOD AND NUMBER OF FELLOWSHIPS

Applicants indicate the period of Fellowship with the length of stay needed for the Research Project (Application Document #2) between 3 to 6 months, and commencing month and ending month between April 2019 and March 2020. (e.g. 5 months from June 2019 to October 2019) MIF plans to invite about 20 researchers/scholars

Application Call: http://www.mif-japan.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/AE2019.pdf 

MIF Website: http://www.mif-japan.org/fellowship/announcement/?hl=en 

Digital Lab Africa Call for projects 2018

DLA is looking for innovative projects at initial stage of development, in need of partners and financial support.  DLA is initiated by the French Embassy and the French Institute of South Africa in partnership with DISCOP Africa, TRACE, Lagardère studios and leading companies.

Deadline: 25 February 2018

Are you are an artist, a student or an entrepreneur?

Do you have a project in one of these 5 categories: digital music, web creation, virtual reality, video game, animation?

Submit your project and win a €3,000 cash prize + a Digital Lab Africa Incubation Pass to make your project happen. 

The Digital Lab Africa Call for projects is open to any one, professional or not, from the sector of digital content creation: artists, producers, developers, start-ups, SMEs, collectives, students or entrepreneurs, based in sub-Saharan Africa or a national of a country in this region. It targets developing projects, in need of partners and financial support, innovative projects from the perspective of form, narration, content and technologies utilised.

The objective of Digital Lab Africa is to offer a springboard to the creators of tomorrow’s multimedia productions. The platform will allow creative multimedia projects to come to light with the support of French and Sub-Saharan African partners like Lagardère Studios, ARTE or Triggerfish Animation

Requirements:

  • Digital Lab Africa call for projects is open to any professional or individual in multimedia creation: artists, producers, start-up, SMEs, collectives, students or entrepreneurs from Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Participants at the Digital Lab Africa platform must be residents or nationals of one of the sub-Saharan African countries: South Africa, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comores, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Benefits

The winners will take away:

  • a cash prize to the value of 3,000 euro
  • an Incubation Pass for Digital Lab Africa to accompany the development phase of their project between May and December 2018
  • The DLA incubation Pass comprises:

    – mentorship in the development of projects by the French and Sub-Saharan African partners for each of the categories (studios, producers, broadcasters, distributors)

  • a period of residence in France within the partner organisation and/or a digital cluster
  • participation at multimedia reference events.

Submission Procedure:

  • All submitted projects should be set down in French or English. They should target an international audience. It is about developing projects, researching partners and financial support.
  • The projects should be innovative in form, narration, content or technologies employed.

The following documents should be sent in French or in English

  • presentation dossier of the project (5-8 pages maximum):

visual/graphic components, solutions/technological tools, scenario, target audience, budget requirements, financial plan, production schedule.

  • beta version/pre-release, a video, a pilot or a demo of the project (if available)
  • biography of the principle of the project/ description of the company or collective (300 words maximum)
  • photo .jpeg of the applicant who is submitting the project

These documents should be emailed to the following address: digilabafrica@gmail.com 

Closing date for receipt of projects is 25 February 2018

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Digital Lab Africa 2017 for African talents in multimedia

The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition

 - 2018 Competition: 'Towards a Common Future' -

Deadline: 1 June 2018

Building upon the 2017 theme of 'A Commonwealth for Peace', this year’s theme 'Towards a Common Future' and its topics ask young writers to explore how the Commonwealth can address global challenges and work to create a better future for all citizens through sub-themes of sustainability, safety, prosperity and fairness, in line with the theme of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

Download the 2018 Flyer

TOPICS:

Senior Category
Born between 2nd June 1999 and 31st May 2004 (14-18 years of age)

  1. The road to a safer future.
  2. How does education contribute to a fairer future? 
  3. ‘Healthy, Wealthy, Happy, and Free’: is one more important than the others?
  4. Future generations have rights too, which must be defended. Discuss. 

Junior Category
Born after 31st May 2004 (under 14 years of age)

  1. What does a 'safer future' mean to you and your community? 
  2. Write a recipe for a common future: what ingredients will you need? What is the best method for making it? What will it look like?
  3. ‘A Day in the Life’. Imagine you are your country’s Head of Government for the day: how will you build a better future for young people?
  4. Our Common Earth.

Judges described entries to the competition in 2017 as ‘emotive’ ‘hauntingly assuring’ ’striking’ and as having ‘powerful narratives’, that ‘this letter should be read by everyone’. We expect a similiarly high calibre of writing for 2018.

The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth aged 18 and under until 1 June 2018. All entrants receive a Certificate of Participation and one Winner and Runner-up from the Senior and Junior categories will win a trip to London for a week-long series of educational and cultural events. For more information about the competition, please visit Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions.

Global Ambassadors Program 2018 (Deadline 12 January 2018)

Deadline: January 12 2018

This program provides a unique opportunity for women leaders in business and social enterprise to invest in themselves and their leadership journey. The Global Ambassadors Program, a Vital Voices and Bank of America partnership, connects women leaders — at a tipping point in their professional, business and leadership paths — with established women executives for mentorship.

The Global Ambassadors Program to be held in New York City, March 19-23, 2018, will address the ongoing needs and challenges facing women leaders engaged in the private sector and social enterprise from the United States and around the world. It will underscore the critical function that women can and must play in moving economies forward and highlight the role of women as drivers of innovation and socio-economic growth.

All travel, meals and accommodation costs for mentees participating in this program are covered in full by the Global Ambassadors Program. Access the application here. Applications are accepted through Friday, January 12, 2018Apply online today. 

Mentees will be women who are business owners, entrepreneurs or social entrepreneurs from the United States and around the world. Read more about the NYC program and detailed eligibility requirements here.

To apply click: http://sgiz.mobi/s3/GAP-NYC-Call-for-Mentee-Applications 

To learn more about the Global Ambassadors Program visit: http://www.global-ambassadors.org 

Online Volunteers Needed - NGO

 

Heartsmiles Emotional Care (Registered NGO) is a non-profit organisation focused on promoting emotional and mental health particularly among young people and dedicated to building healthier lives of families and societies, free of emotional trauma and depression. They are passionate about putting smiles on the faces of individuals and families by providing excellent emotional care with love and compassion, and empowering individuals, families and societies to attain sound emotional health.

Heartsmiles for adolescents and children programme (HACP) is one of the ongoing training programmes of the NGO tailored at raising emotional sound adolescents in our society. One of the objectives of HACP is to provide teachers of all grade levels with innovative strategies as well as the tools and techniques required to increase their awareness of the importance of emotional and social intelligence skills and enhance their ability to employ such skills in their professional relationship.

They are seeking ONLINE VOLUNTEERS who will be interested in contributing to the success of this programme from the underlisted fields of profession:
- Mental health clinician 
- Child and adolescent mental health clinician 
- Clinical psychologist 
- Social school worker
- Child and adolescent public health professional 
- Educational psychology and school counseling expert 
- Guidance and counseling expert
- (Mental) Health promotion and education professional

To apply: email your CV and cover letter as a single document and your passport photograph to careers@heartsmilesng.org 

Deadline: 12th Jan, 2018
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

P.S: Other volunteers who are interested to be part of the NGO can send in their resume, cover letter and passport photograph to heartsmiles.ec@gmail.com 

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Pulitzer Center Grant Application (Rolling)

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting funds international travel costs associated with reporting projects on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media. The amount of individual travel grants will depend on the specific project and detailed budget planning. Most awards fall in the range of $5,000 to $15,000 but depending on project specifics may be higher.

On approved projects, half of the grant amount is generally paid just before travel and the remainder on submission of the principal material for publication or broadcast. Specific grant terms are negotiated during the application process.

Applications must be received in English.

Applications include the following:

  • A description of the proposed project, including distribution plan, in no more than 250 words
  • A preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs. Travel grants cover hard costs associated with the reporting; please do not include stipends for the applicants. Fixer/translator/driver fees are acceptable
  • Three samples of published work, either print or broadcast.
  • Three professional references. These can be either contact information, or letters of recommendation. The latter is encouraged when letters from interested producers or editors are available.
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae.

Applications may also include a more detailed description of project but this will be considered as optional supplement only. The most important part of the submission is the 250-word summary.

Deadline: Rolling

Within a week of your submission, you should receive a confirmation of receipt. Typically applications that are received in a given month receive a response by the end of the following month, with an emphasis on making Pulitzer Center projects as timely and newsworthy as possible. If your proposal requires immediate attention, please note why in your 250-word description. If your proposal involves reporting in a hostile or dangerous environment, we require that you and your potential outlets adhere strictly to the ACOS Alliance principles outlined here. Freelancers who plan to report from conflict zones or hostile environments must have a firm assignment from a news organization that will assume full responsibility for his/her well-being. The Pulitzer Center is committed to support for Hostile Environment Training where appropriate.

Where to apply: Click here to go to the Pulitzer Center Grant Application webform.

2018 DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM GRANT

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film will award a US$5,000 grant to a single completed “Short-Short” documentary film project. Our grant is open to up-and-coming, independent film makers and directors in all countries. Participant must be committed to the field of reportage and documentary film making.

ELIGIBLE WORK

All entries must be individual, stand-alone non-fiction documentary films of 10 – 30 minutes in length and must have been completed no earlier than two years prior to the March 31 closing date of the submission call. Film submissions may be either an original subject feature or a historical subject feature. Submissions may be produced in actual occurrence, or employ partial reenactment (if needed), stock footage, stills, animation, stop-motion or other techniques, as long as the emphasis is strictly on fact and not fiction. The film must show real characters and not actors portraying the roles of real characters. Dialogue and narration can be produced in any language. All non-English dialogue and narration must be provided with English subtitles.

AWARD RECIPIENTS

Entries must be submitted by the individual(s) most involved in the key creative aspects of the film making process. There will only be one award prize regardless the number of individuals involved in the submission.

HOW TO ENTER

All entrants must complete a grant application, and submit all required supporting materials per rules and submission guidelines found herePlease be certain to read the entirety of our guidelines for submission details and expectations including how and when to submit a digital copy of your completed work being considered for the grant. During second round submissions, no work will be accepted as a link to third-party websites. All work including film must be submitted digitally or physically.

SUBMISSION DATES AND DEADLINES

Submissions begin November 1st of each consecutive year. Subscribe to our email list here to receive notifications.

UTS - Australia Full Postgraduate Tuition Scholarships

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must meet all the following criteria: 

    • Be an international student at the time of application (not an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia); and
    • Meet all admission requirements for the selected course; and
    • Be commencing full-time studies on campus; and
    • Have completed a Bachelor degree, comparable to an Australian Bachelor degree, no longer than three (3) years prior to commencing at UTS and be admitted based on this qualification to UTS; and
    • Have an overall average of 90% where the pass mark is 50% or equivalent in a UTS recognised Bachelor qualification.

All applicants must apply using this UTS online scholarships application form to be eligible.

Note: Students enrolling in a UTS transnational program are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Application period 
Autumn session 2018 
Opening date: 1 September 2017 
Closing date: 30 November 2017, 11.59pm AEST 

Spring session 2018 
Opening date: 1 March 2018 
Closing date: 31 May 2018, 11.59pm AEST

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship.

Apply here: https://forms.uts.edu.au/web/index.cfm