Chai Khana is an award-winning regional media platform reaching women, rural communities, minority groups, and conflict-affected communities in the Caucasus. Lead entirely by women, the issue-driven multimedia platform aims to give voice to the under-represented across the region, amplifying their voices through dynamic human-focused storytelling, while providing mentorship to young, female journalists.
Chai Khana publishes a new edition every other month on a unique issue or topic - from migration to minorities in the Caucasus, using creative and experimental approaches in documentary photography, multimedia, and film. The name Chai Khana, or tea house, represents a symbolic, collective space where people come together to exchange stories, ideas, and experiences. The platform elevates this space to a new level, talking to people in the whole South Caucasus, beyond its many borders. Chai Khana develops the skills of talented, young journalists through a unique mentorship programme, investing in the next generation of media professionals.
For general inquiries:
For partnership or press inquiries:
For pitches and/or collaboration:
Nino Samkharadze, Community Engagement Manager
Impact Hub Tbilisi
8 Egnate Ninoshvili St, T'bilisi
Chai khana believes in the principle of free speech, so we do not censor the text of our materials unless they contain personally offensive terms. Taking into consideration the geographic coverage of Chai Khana’s network of reporters, materials may contain terms which are not favored by everyone in the region. It should be noted that the terms do not belong to Chai Khana, but to the reporter.
This publication was made possible thanks to the financial support of the UK government’s Conflict Stability and Security Fund. It does not necessarily reflect the official views of the UK Government. Content is the sole responsibility of Chai Khana and cannot be taken to reflect the view of the donor.
Chai Khana is seeking an Editor
Position: Part time
Contract period: September 2018 - March 2018
If you have an exceptional understanding of the South Caucasus, strong experience as an editor in a media organization, flawless writing skills in English, then Chai Khana is looking for you. You must be knowledgeable about journalistic ethics, have strong attention to detail, be respectful to cultural sensitivity across the region, and be open to grow professionally in a fast-paced editorial environment.
How to apply:
Deadline: 10 August 2018
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, only selected applicants for an interview will be contacted. Please send your CV and Letter of Interest addressed to Ms. Caroline Sutcliffe, Executive Director, at: email@example.com
Chai Khana is seeking interns
Internship period: September-November
The interns will have the benefit of working with a dynamic international team. You will get an ImpactHub Membership, where you will receive on-the-job training and mentorship. Interns will get a letter of recommendation at the end of the internship. Selected interns will receive a monthly stipend.
Applicants should have strong analytical skills, an interest in working with cross border projects, their first year of a Bachelors degree finished (minimum), an interest in digital communications and Social Media, strong attention to detail, and good understanding of internet trends.
· Monitoring mentions of Chai Khana materials, authors or the NGO on the Internet and file in a spreadsheet.
· Monitoring and researching potential republishing partners and assist in seeking new ones.
· Searching for festivals, competitions, and workshops which might increase the visibility of Chai Khana as well as that of its individual contributors.
· Assisting country managers in monitoring discussions on different platforms.
· Updating the republishing document weekly.
· Assisting the Digital Engagement Manager with management of social media channels.
· Assisting the Digital Engagement Manager in growing followers of different social media channels.
· Drafting Chai Khana’s monthly newsletter.
· Uploading materials for republishing on partners’ websites.
· Assisting Georgian Media Manager with putting subtitles on youtube videos.
Send a Letter of motivation (in English) addressed to Ms. Teona Goderdzishvili, Digital Engagement Manager, and your CV to the email: Teona.Goderdzishvili@chai-khana.org