YAV MAGAZINE IS NOW HIRING!!!
About YAV Magazine
The Young African Visionaries (YAV) Magazine is now hiring and looking for interns for to start March 2013! The Young African Visionaries (YAV) project was started in 2010 with the hope to help shatter stereotypes about African but more in particular to let the world see the positive things that young Africans are doing worldwide. The Young African Visionaries Project has now grown into an online/print magazine, as well as a scholarship initiative for youth in Africa. We want to highlight real stories that will inspire young African people worldwide. The magazine will be free to the public and will be distributed on three continents and available online. Please visit our blog for a little background about the Young African Visionaries (YAV) Project at www.youngafricanvisionaries.blogspot.com which inspired the start of YAV Magazine and you can visit the magazine online at www.yavmagazine.com .
YAV Magazine Open Positions ( All ppositions are paid per assignment and are part-time positions)
Copy Editor -One Position
Description: Copy Editor will review drafts for magazine, edit feature articles, and provide necessary support in getting final copy of magazine ready for publishing.
Features Writers-Three Positions
Description: Features Writers will write assignments for YAV Magazine features section including areas of arts, culture, fashion, music, and politics. Features Writers must be have excellent writing skills and storytelling capability.
YAV Outreach Ambassadors-Three Positions
Description: YAV Outreach Ambassadors work to help engage YAV Magazine with our readers and the communities that we share our publication within. YAV Outreach Ambassadors will send correspondence, represent YAV Magazine, help develop partnerships, and be apart of YAV leadership committee.
YAV Magazine Internships (Virtual-Online)
Note: Interns must have computer access and be available for Skype video meetings once a month.
Editorial Internship-One Position
Description: Editorial Intern will assist editors in the process of putting together each issue, this position will require research skills, computer proficiency, journalism knowledge/experience, and excellent writing skills.
Cultural Internship-Two Positions
Description: The Cultural Intern will help YAV Magazine develop its voice and stay connected to what is going on in the African community worldwide involving arts and culture, this position requires experience in the arts or arts background, research skills, and excellent communications skills.
If you know someone who maybe interested in joining the YAV Magazine team please have them email@example.com for more information about positions and salaries. YAV Magazine will be hiring and accepting resumes from Feb. 10- Mar. 15, 2013.
YAV Magazine --Envision Tomorrow Today
Dear YAV Magazine Readers & Supporters:
Thank you for your continued support of YAV Magazine! As testament to being apart of a creative collective of young Africans and as homage to those who have positively impacted my life ; I created the Young African Visionaries Project (YAV Magazine and the documentary film Young African Visionaries) to hopefully be a vessel for continuing dialogue amongst young Africans worldwide and those interested in the growth of Africa today. With humble beginnings, I hoped to bring a publication to the people that would allow for our mission to grow with our audience. I had hoped to encourage young Africans worldwide pursuing their dreams and challenging the notion of how Africa is viewed today to have a voice in the discussion about the continent. I wanted YAV Magazine and the Young African Visionaries Project to help shatter the negative stereotypes portrayed about Africans and help define a new frontier in African media and journalism.
In 2012, I was met with many challenges upon starting YAV Magazine, and with very little support, an old PC computer, and a dream in March of 2012 I was able to complete (which seemed impossible) the first issue of YAV Magazine, officially launching the Young African Visionaries Project underneath my media production company BGNB Productions. Three issues of YAV Magazine were published in 2012, over 300 readers on a monthly basis were connecting with YAV Magazine, and YAV Magazine had a presence on three continents. But with the accomplishments came more challenges. Many of our requests for interviews were never replied to, or cancelled, or late in responding to emails resulting in making us get behind schedule for our production deadlines.
I am sharing all of this information with you; our readers and supporters because I want you to know that I hold with high integrity the mission of the Young African Visionaries Project and YAV Magazine. I look forward to working with you all in contributing to the success of YAV Magazine and sharing your stories. So please look for YAV Magazine to resume production February 2013 with a brand new issue! I will also be announcing our YAV Scholarship winner, production updates on the Young African Visionaries documentary film and much more in the months to come.
Happy New Year!!
From The Editor & Publisher:
Rebekah A. Frimpong
YAV Magazine Launch Party Celebrate With Us Our Third Issue
Special Rooftop YAV Magazine Launch Party
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-Fully Catered Reception
July 20th, 2012 7:30pm-9:30pm
Harlem NY (aFREEcan Rooftop Lounge)
Invite Only RSVP $20 Online
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NOTE*Limited Space Please RSVP Online by July 19, 2012,
Where You Can Purchase a Ticket and Get the Official Address of the Party and Full Details.
The second issue of YAV Magazine is now available online and the cover features musician M.Anifest as the Visionary of the Month.
Today is the day, here is a look at our first issue with our Visionary of the Month: Mari Malek on the cover. We will announce the location of our distributors in the next couple of days. Plus get a copy of the magazine online and stay tuned for our webisodes for YAVTV.