TV production placements

Television broadcast placements in Ghana


You will rarely find press in Africa that asserts its independence as vociferously as the media in Ghana. Ghana has a population of about 20 million people and yet boasts numerous radio shows, TV stations and newspapers. We work with various TV and radio stations in Cape Coast and Takoradi.

Our TV stations broadcast to the Central and Western regions in Ghana and cover a wide range of issues from local, regional, national and international news. You will start off by learning the ropes, spending time learning all the production roles. After this, opportunities at this placement are varied and you will be able to gain more specialist experience as a broadcast journalist, broadcast assistant, sound engineer or camera operator. If you have the right stuff, you will also have the opportunity to try presenting programmes in front of a camera!

If you are interested in producing, it is common for those on our TV placements to be given an assignment to produce themselves. In the past, our volunteers have been involved in producing programmes about HIV awareness, health care issues in the community and the national elections.

You won’t necessarily just be working on the news. In the past, participants in this scheme have filmed and appeared in ‘soap operas’ produced by the TV stations so you could become a local star!

Accommodation on this project is at our house in Cape Coast, sharing with the other volunteers on our media, medical, orphanage and teaching projects. For more click here>>

Roles include:


Researching the news wires for international events
Attending local press briefings and conferences
Interviewing members of the public and prominent people
Presenting
Production assistant (camera, sound, editing, etc)
Researching and producing
Script writing
Managing on-air talent

Requirements


Excellent conversational English (fluent English for front of camera roles)
A serious interest in journalism
Good conversational English
Good ICT skills, particularly use of word and excel
Minimum age 17 years old (no maximum age)

This project is suitable for:


Those interested in broadcast journalism experience / internships
Those interested in production assistant experience / internships
Gap year students
Media students
Graduates
Career breakers and those looking to try a career in media
media internships
Experienced journalists looking to expand their portfolio

Previous experience of media is not necessary but the projects are tailored to your interests and experience. We will ask for a CV and examples of previous published work. If you haven't had anything published, the editors of the publications will usually set you an assignment so that they can gauge your writing style and ability to work to assignment.

Combining projects


These projects can be combined with the radio in Cape Coast and / or print journalism placements in Accra. We recommend at least a month on each placement.

Click here>> for more on print placements in Ghana

Click here>> for more on Radio placements in Ghana

Contact us to chat about which programme would be best for you.

Project start dates


Every Friday

Please aim to arrive on a Thursday afternoon or Friday morning so that your induction can be conducted on Friday. You can arrive on other days by appointment but additional fees may apply. Please avoid arriving on a weekend. Accommodation spaces throughout the year are limited so reserve your space now.

Click here to book this porject online nowCosts


  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2017 £995 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £1,095 £995 £895
2018 £995 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £1,095 £995 £895
2019 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £895

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All costs shown above are for one month. Additional months can be added for £695.

What's included



Donation to the project
Your accommodation
UK support
(including comprehensive predeparture information and briefing)
Airport pick-up
Local induction
Basic language course
Local overseas support
Your food
(in project accommodation)

What's not included



Flights
Insurance
Spending money
Visas
Inoculations
Food during weekend if travelling independently