Daily Guide Ghana: Africa Intern

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11 Oct, 2010

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Media Jobs in Ghana

The Daily Guide, Ghana’s second largest newspapers, is published by Western Publications Ghana Limited, the biggest independent press house in Ghana. Launched in 1999, The Daily Guide newspaper ensures a nationwide circulation by airlifting newspapers to all corners of Ghana. Their mission is to promote democracy in Ghana through objective and creative journalism which will inform, entertain and educate their readers.

This press house also publishes 4 additional newspapers which focus on business, the youth, entertainment and current affairs news items.Ghana’s media industry is making rapid economic and professional advancement, according to the African Media Barometer-Ghana Report 2008 the Daily Guide newspaper is a pioneer in this area. The report revealed substantial development in media freedom and independence and showed the Ghanaian media to be one of the most successful on the continent. The print media in Ghana has been dominated for many years by two state-owned newspapers, but the landscape has changed with innovative, privately-owned publications such as the Daily Guide.

The organization is chaired by Mr. Freddie Blay, a lawyer and former politician who played a key role in solidifying Ghana’s democracy by serving in Parliament for a total of 16 years, including time as Deputy Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament. He continues to work as a lawyer and active politician in Ghana, whose voice remains a highly esteemed one in African politics. Ms. Gina Blay, a world-class journalist whose work has taken her to various parts of the globe, serves as managing editor.


The Daily Guide is a rapidly growing newspaper with each month seeing increased circulation and improved content. It currently employs over 100 staff, and its journalists are recognized as some of the most innovative and driven.

  • Qualifications

    – You must be at least 18 years of age upon application.
    – You must have a strong interest in journalism, the free press and mass communication
    – In order to maintain the sustainability and high performance of this project all interns are required to complete a detailed hand-over document for successive interns.
    – You will need to be flexible and tolerant, be able to work independently and show initiative and enthusiasm to face the many hurdles and challenges that you will encounter.
    – Interns will have to provide examples of previous work and include a cover letter outlining why you wish to volunteer with The Daily Guide, what your objectives are and how you intend to achieve these objectives.
    – The dress code is formal – Jackets on stand-by.
    – The volunteer must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
    – A completed application form – required for application.
    – An up to date CV (Resume) – required for application.
    – A personal or professional reference given by an employer, teacher, lawyer or doctor. This reference must include detail of the context in which the referee knows you, verifying your CV and stating that he/she knows of no reason why you should not volunteer. The referee should also provide their contact details in order that Ikando can contact them prior to your departure to confirm the reference given.
    – A copy by email sent of your travel (including medical) insurance certificates.
    – Information on your travel arrangements (flight number, airline, arrival and departure time and dates).
    – We always recommend volunteers who book online to email us their booking.
    – A copy of the photo page of your passport to be emailed.

  • Minimum Education


  • Intern Types

    • Communications
    • Creative Writing
    • Graphic Design
    • Journalism
    • Marketing, Ad, PR
    • Photography
  • Languages

    • English
  • Cost in US$:

    USD 163/wk

  • Cost Includes:

    • Housing
    • In-country orientation/Training
    • In-country staff support
  • Cost Include Description:

    What’s included in the project fees?
    – Accommodation
    – Welcome pack
    – In-country introduction to life in Ghana
    – Airport pick-up & drop-off
    – 24/7 Emergency support

  • Experience Required


  • Volunteer Types

    • Journalism
    • Marketing
    • Media Work
    • Reporting
    • Research
    • Writing
  • This Program is open to

    Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

  • Typical Living Arrangements

    • Apartment/Flat
  • Participants Travel


  • Typically Participants Work


  • Application Process Involves

    • Letters of Reference
    • Other
    • Resume
  • Typically The Application Process Time is

    1 week

  • Africa Intern’s Mission Statement

    Our objective is to help more people gain the life changing, life affirming experiences that volunteering can give. We are committed to enabling skill transfer, enabling organisations in the developing world to access different skill sets and to helping volunteers realize the value they can add using the skills they hold.

  • Year Founded


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