Plus, meet our new senior staff writer 💜
Hi everyone, in a rare occurrence, this isn’t Jem writing - it’s actually Journo Resource’s newest (and first) staff writer - Faima. I’m joining JR as senior writer after three years on the lifestyle team at Metro.co.uk. I’ve been reading this newsletter for the past few years, watching out for all the job opportunities and applying to a bunch of them – plus the awards! So when Jem said she’s recruiting for a staff writer, I knew I had to throw my hat in the ring. And three months later, here we are.
I’ve already had a few shifts with the team (mostly just Jem and I) and have been amazed by how much gets done, considering it’s such a small operation. Reading and editing the latest bits from freelancers and fellows has been such a breath of fresh air and so insightful.
So, keep your eyes peeled on the website for plenty of new features, how-tos and common journo questions answered. Whether you’re a new journo or a seasoned one, the JR website we’ve been working on the last few weeks has many exciting things lined up. I can’t wait to hear from some of you over the next few months!
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A vacancy here for a digital content apprentice that pays £18,000pa. It doesn’t say who for, but it does say the publishing business create content and adverts for B2B publishers.
🚨 Population Matters are looking for a social media intern for eight hours a week. It pays £10 an hour, for at least three months. (H/T to our pals at MediaBeans for this one). Closes on Sunday.
If you’re able to speak Welsh, there’s a good one here for you from the BBC Journalism Apprenticeship Scheme. It’s an advanced scheme for those looking to develop advanced skills, which pays £21,216pa
🚨 Another intern role here from British Future – it’s a bit of a mix, but includes social media and writing and you’ll work full-time for six months at London Living Wage (£10.85ph). Closes this time next week.
Another one of the Kickstart gigs here, this one as a data and digital marketing assistant with Evolve Music. It pays £9.50ph and looks like it would be a great first role.
Again, not quite sure who this is for, but it’s a graduate content writer role so I’m going to list it. Pays £20-25,000pa and you’ll focus on creating long form pages.
The Royal Exchange Theatre are looking for a digital content creator and they say it’s specifically designed for someone at the start of their career. It pays £19,500pa and is a 12 month contract.
Counterpoint Arts are looking for two more Kickstart positions for digital production assistants. Pays National Minimum Wage and you’ll get mentoring included.
The Contemporary African Art Fair are looking for a digital and comms coordinator to work on original content across various platforms. Pays £20-25,000pa.
Finally, Law Business Research are looking for a researcher to look into international legal services. It pays £23,500pa and also involves some writing.
🚨 Last chance for this role with the Forest Peoples Programme as their communications and media officer. It pays £26-28,300pa and you’ll be working on developing a range of multimedia pieces.
International Hospitals & Healthcare Review (plus bonus other titles not listed in the ad) are looking for a senior editor to write up daily stories, sub-edit and attend events. It pays about £32,000pa.
Another one via a recruiter here, but a decent gig if you know your way around InDesign. This publishing agency is paying £25-30,000pa for a sub-editor to work across both their magazines and website.
🏡 Okay, so this isn’t full time but it is interesting. IPSO, off of press regulation, are looking for five journalists to join their advisory panel. They’re paying £200 per meeting you come to, which last about two and a half hours each.
A good second job kind of one here – the Institution of Civil Engineers, otherwise known by their much cooler name, ICE, are looking for an assistant digital content editor and paying £27,000pa.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre are looking for a part-time weekly update editor, who’ll take care of flagship news bulletin for three days a week. It pays £29,000pa FTE and you can work in London or Berlin.
A content writer role here for The Whiteoaks Consultancy where you’ll be writing everything from thought leadership pieces and web copy to podcast scripts and press releases. Pays £30-34,000pa.
🏡 Yandell Publishing, who focus on foodie stuff across both mags, emails and print, are looking for an editor. Pays £35-40,000pa and they’re happy to consider someone working remotely.
Snoop are looking for a lead writer to head up the team and keep across deals, features and insights. Pays a pretty decent £50,000pa
Farmers’ Weekly are looking for a business reporter, and it pays up to £30,000pa. You’ll be focused on creating original stories.
Mind, the mental health charity are looking for a copywriting and communications officer, and it pays up to £32,640pa.
🏡 RE:TV are looking for a web and social media editor to schedule, publish and create content. It pays £30-40,000pa and while they say London-based is a bonus, it’s not essential.
The Institute of Export and International Trade is looking for freelance copywriters to work from home, conducting interviews and writing learning articles. It also contains a lot of words I don’t understand.
A web content editor role here, within an education business where you’ll be focusing on SEO and paid £150-250 a day.
One for the student journalists among us here – a freelance opportunity to write a bank of stuff on the subject of accountancy. It doesn’t have to be too complex – the focus is instead on making the content accessible.
🚨 Last chance for this Soneva freelance writer role we listed last week. It closes today and we know some of you have already have had some success, so do send your clips and ideas now if you haven’t already.
Black Ballad are looking for pitches from Black women based in Northern Ireland. Take their advise and press that send button.
The Bello Collective are looking for stories about accessibility in podcasting, whether that’s reported features, personal essays, or personal profiles. Pays $100 a piece.
Got a pitch for Guardian Documentaries? They’ve now got a shiny new form you can pitch them on, as well as some guidelines on what they’re looking for.
When Saturday Comes are looking for pitches from new writers on all things football. It’s a really comprehensive guide and they pay £75 per piece.
Human After All are looking for freelancers across the globe for a whole range of stuff including senior copywriters. Full details over this way.
Ben Weyl is now a senior editor at Politico and is here for your pitches – send them over this way if you have takes.
Artsadmin are looking for a digital content producer to create a strategy. It pays £300 a day.
Finally, Game Revolution are looking for people to write for them on a shift basis. Details on what they’re looking for here.
🎪 Our next event is on the horizon, and it’s one for you if you’ve always found yourself stuck in junior roles. Join Elizabeth Pears, Tufayel Ahmed and Amy Lewin to chat about how to become an editor or manager.
The UN/IOM competition for filmmakers under 25 is now open. They’re looking for videos under five minutes on topics such as prevention of xenophobia and solidarity. More details on entry and prizes here.
I *think* UK residents can still apply to this European Commission scheme, as it also includes neighbouring countries. The #Youth4Regions programme offers students training on journalism and EU policy, mentoring ship and expenses paid trips to cover the European Commission and member states.
🚨 🎪 Just over a week left for your entries to the Student Publication Association Awards, which has a shed load of categories from human rights to sport. It’s free to enter, and you can also get free conference tickets now too.
There’s not too much longer left to apply for a scholarship to the Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference, which is taking place online. It’s specifically for women and early career students and includes IRE membership too.
A bit of a longer lead time of this one – the 2021 Kurt Schork Awards for International Journalism are open until the end of May, and have prizes for freelance journalists, local reporters and fixers.
🚨 If you’ve already got a place confirmed on an NCTJ-accredited course, then you should absolutely throw your hat into the ring for the Claire Prosser bursary which closes tomorrow and offers £6,000 in funding and work experience at BBC News, pa media and Times Radio.
🚨 The closing date on The Orwell Society’s Student Bursary 2020 has been extended, but it still closes pretty soon next week. They’re offering a £3,000 prize to a student journalist writing in an ‘Orwellian’ style.
🚨 We mentioned it up top, but don’t forget to get your entries in to the ENGINE MHP + Mischief 30 To Watch Awards before the end of the day on Thursday.
A reminder that the Rory Peck Trust has a COVID-19 Hardship Fund, to cover up to two month’s of living costs for freelance journalists who are struggling.
🎪 Finally, we wanted to give one last shout out to this event with jfa human rights journal, with Spanish photojournalist Susana Girón, who’ll be talking about her work as part of the COVID Photo Diaries. Tickets here.
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