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We invite interested applicants to join a small team of dedicated editors who produce Pambazuka News each week. This is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of and support to social justice struggles and to strengthen your editorial skills.

Pambazuka News is an online weekly news platform published by Fahamu, a pan-African organization devoted to supporting struggles for social justice. Pambazuka News is a highly regarded platform for reporting, analysis and debate on current affairs relevant to the Pan-African world and the global South.

Each week, Pambazuka News publishes a variety of in-depth and critical articles contributed by scholars, journalists, writers, policymakers, experts in diverse fields, poets, activists and other individuals and groups committed to the vision of a more just world for all.

Pambazuka News is guided by the three core values of its publisher, Fahamu, namely: Pan-Africanism, Feminism and People-centredness.

The Volunteer Copy Editor

  • As a Volunteer Copy Editor, you will join a small team of dedicated Editors who produce Pambazuka News each week.
  • You will edit, from wherever you are, an article or two per week (depending on your available time) in line with Pambazuka News Editorial Guide.
  • It will be essential that you have interest in the affairs of the pan-African world and the global South and that you are committed to social justice.
  • You are expected to have a university degree.
  • You should have access to a computer and reliable Internet connection.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn about the operations of Pambazuka News in order to make effective contributions.
  • In your regular interactions with the Editors, you will have a unique opportunity to contribute ideas to improve the content of Pambazuka News and its distribution.
  • The Editorial Team will gladly offer you any assistance you may need to perform your tasks as a Volunteer Copy Editor.
  • The Editorial Team will at all times be ready to give you a recommendation/reference letter should you need one for your career development.


If you are interested in joining Pambazuka News, send a brief application and curriculum vitae to: [email protected].

Comments (2)

  • khulekanimzobe's picture


    Oct 03, 2017
  • khulekanimzobe's picture

    Can i still apply to be an volunteer editor?

    Oct 03, 2017