Call for applications: Music writers in Burundi


Successful candidates will be required to research and write between 900 and 1,300 words.

The overview texts should provide factual insight into various aspects of the local music industry. Authors are expected to use clear, simple language and frame topics in a way that anyone can understand, while avoiding their own personal opinions.

A detailed style guide will be provided and is expected to conform to strict guidelines. Applicants must be fluent in English.

Topic examples

Topics are not fixed but they generally provide

  • An overview of Burundi's music life.
  • An overview of specific music genres in the country (eg local genres, popular, classical, gospel, traditional).
  • An overview of opportunities available for music operators (eg, funding, training, performing opportunities, etc.).
  • An overview of indigenous instruments in Burundi.
  • An overview of the recording scene (recording labels, royalties are collected, publishers, etc.).
  • An overview of music education and available structures in the country.
  • An overview of Burundi's cultural policy.
  • An overview of the live music scene.

Applicants must be well-versed in these areas, ideally having written on similar topics in the past. Successful candidates will be given a topic and will be required to submit a proposal.


  • At least 5 years' writing experience.
  • Flawless writing skills (English).
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional music knowledge.
  • Desire to contribute to the local music industry.


Writers will be submitted to an agreement submitted by the author.


If you are interested, send your application to Lucy Ilado at before 8 March 2019 .

Your application must include the following:

  • CV detailing your experience.
  • Short motivational letter.
  • At least three music-related articles have been written in English (links are acceptable).

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