Training for Social Media Trainers
IREX, (International Research & Exchanges Board), under the scope of G-MEDIA program is seeking applications from qualified social media trainers for participationin the Training of Trainers (ToT) – Social Media for Journalists.
IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive and lasting change globally. IREX began administering training projects and associated grant programs for professionals throughout Georgia in 1994. The programs and projects encompass a variety of fields, including university research and teaching, corporate management and commerce, government policymaking and diplomacy, journalism and the media.
The four-year USAID-funded G-MEDIA program seeks to assist in the improvement of the quality and availability of news and information on new and traditional platforms, produced by professionals with improved skills and new citizen contributors. The program will lay groundwork for continuing improvements in the Georgian media environment by supporting systematic, evidence-based advocacy for improved media law and regulation driven by Georgian stakeholders. Detailed information about G-MEDIA is available on the website: http://irex.ge
Interested personsmust have experience in conducting social media trainings andshall submit the following documentation:
- CV outlining experience of the applicant with regard to social media trainings
- Training outline or program sample of the most recently conducted training
- Proof of journalistic or blogging experience
- Other relevant documents as desired
ToT will take place on March 20-22, 2012. G-MEDIA program is building a pool of trainers to deliver trainings to the multiple groups of journalists. The ToT will be conducted by an experienced international citizen journalist and bloggerMark Fonseca Rendeiro. His short biography is provided below.At the ToT, participants will learn more about social media tools relevant to the needs of journalists and other media professionals.
Members of the pool of trainers created as a result of ToT, shell express willingness to conduct at least one training in social media for journalists under G-MEDIA program. Depending on the user feedback, the trainer will be contracted to conduct one or two more trainings.
Applicationdue date: March 10, 2012 (By close of business day 6:00pm)
Please e-mail CV and supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +995 32 291 26 08
Bio of the trainer - Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
Mark Fonseca Rendeiro is a Portuguese-American, Amsterdam-based Web 2.0 Consultant /Designer/Webmaster. As a self-described citizen journalist, he regularly publishes a blog found on www.citizenreporter.org and is an independent podcaster. Mark communicates and engages his audiences via Facebook and Twitter. His past efforts include establishing a Web 2.0 presence for a sustainable investment conference. In addition, Mark organized a team of writers for a blog dedicated to tourism in the Netherlands, creating and publishing online written, video and audio content. Mark is often invited to speak at international gatherings and at institutions of higher learning.