🎄All of your weekly job and opps updates. Now festive themed 🎄
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It’s Tuesday, we’re stressed, and it’s time for some more job updates. We can’t believe we’re now into December, which means just a couple of things from us on housekeeping:
It’s officially Christmas/Hanukkah/Festive Season in our books, so you’re fully welcome to email us as many themed puns as you’d like. We fully intend to make our Twitter timeline sing with puns. You’re welcome.
You might notice this bulletin become slightly sparser until we reach the New Year. Rest assured it’s not us, and we’re still working, but as newsrooms crank into the Christmas and New Year Rota, they’re much less likely to be hiring. We’ll add as much as we can and will be back to a full ten jobs per section in January.
Okay, the noticeboard is over. Back to the jobs and the festive stuff. Ho, ho, ho. Or something like that 🎅
If you want to go big, you don’t get much bigger than SciDev.Net. They’re the world’s biggest science outlet focused on global development. They’re hiring a homepage and features editor for a six maternity contract. Its pays £38-45,000pa.
The TRADE (all in capitals, very in your face) are looking for a multimedia journalist with a couple of years experience, and it’s as much about video and filming as it is about writing. Pays £25-29,000pa.
The Royal Academy of Arts have tipped us off about this great seven-week journalism internship which is paid £18,720 pro rata. We’re told there’s lots of research, fact-checking, and writing.
Shout! Communications are looking for a broadcast PR team assistant. It sounds like a bit of everything (in a good way) and you’ll be working across social media, video filming and editing, newsletters, and more. Pays about £18,000pa.
Fancy working in the world of Michael Morpurgo and other children’s authors? Egmont are looking for an editorial intern for 12 months to join their children’s fiction section. Pays London Living Wage.
Goddiva, off of fashion, are looking for a social media coordinator who’ll be working across Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Facebook. Pays £20-25,000pa.
We’ve also listed this down in the freelance section, but Sheffield Doc Fest are looking for a print and editorial producer. It’s from February to June and starts part-time, before ramping up to full-time. It’s £6307.20 in total.
A temporary press assistant job in the arts here. It’s a start ASAP kind of situation to provide cover, and it will pay £10-10.50ph.
Watkins Media are running an internship scheme across all three of their imprints for people who want paid experience in publishing. It pays London Living Wage and you’ll be there for six weeks. Found via MediaBeans.
The BBC’s Natural History Unit are looking for researchers for a ‘groundbreaking BBC One production following on from the success of One Planet, Seven Worlds, and Blue Planet 2’. Pays £22,500-37,000pa.
Social media your thing? This gig at Cameron PR could be for you, who are looking for an intern to support their social content creation. Pays National Minimum Wage.
CNN are offering a pretty amazing photojournalist placement scheme, where you’ll be filming and editing breaking news. It pays £20,575pa.
REFI Europe are looking for a reporter, who they’ll pay up to £29,000pa. They’re less interested in what you know about real estate or finance, but are keen to know you’re enthusiastic about combining traditional reporting with a more visual, analytical approach.
If you want to escape from Brexit, we can’t think of many things more calming than working on content about flowers. The RHS are now hiring for a specialist production editor, and you’ll be paid £36,000pa for doing just that.
Shout! Communications are also looking for a broadcast PR consultant, for which you’ll be paid £25-35,000pa. You’ll be selling in stories to online and broadcast journalists, overseeing radio days, and building good relationships.
This one from My News Mag seems like a bit of a mixed bag – mainly in that it’s listed as Sub Editor / Proof Reader / Reporter. However, it does look like a good step up for someone looking to get into an editor role, and it pays £25-27,000pa.
As it’s through a recruiter, we don’t know who this commissioning editor gig is for (though we always do try and guess) but it looks pretty interesting, and you’ll be commissioning around a specific area of therapy. Pays £30,000pa.
BBC Essex are looking for a journalist for a five month fixed term contract. It’s Band C, which means it’s somewhere between £25-49,000pa.
Fancy something a bit different? Eden Marsh are looking for a copywriter / creative to work at a creative agency who specialise in fashion, beauty, and luxury. Pays £30-40,000pa.
Again, this one is through a recruiter, so we’re not quite sure who it’s for, but this staff writer gig is offering £20-30,000pa and also get the chance to work on some podcasts and video.
The Save Journalism Project are looking for features about the impact of Google and Facebook on journalism, as well as the crisis facing local news and ethnic media. They pay $2 a word.
The wonderful Aimee Meade has completed her transfer from Metro.co.uk to the i Paper, where she’s now all set up as Deputy Online Comment Editor. Send her your ideas.
SEO Agency Re:Signal are looking for a senior head of digital PR, but they’re also open to remote working and freelancing.
The Telegraph are looking for freelance content editors for their digital edition for evening shifts, and you’ll mostly be working on headlines and captions.
Want to pass your knowledge on? Regents University London are looking for visiting lecturers for the Media, Comms, Journalism and Film Studies department. It pays a grand £50.55ph.
Kath Speller, health and sex editor of She Knows also still has a few slots left for January 2020, if you’re looking for more commissions.
Got something which might resonate with an over 50s audience? Considerable are looking for quick pitches for essays and lightly reported features.
Sheffield Doc Fest are looking for a print and editorial producer. It’s a part-time/full-time role, and pays £6307.20 in total between Feb and June.
The European Journalism Centre have tipped us off about their grants for journalists covering health. You have to be publishing in French or German media, and grants are up to €15,000.
The Goethe-Institut have opened their journalism residency, (Re)-Collecting Europe. Two journalists will get the chance to spend four weeks travelling the UK and exploring the impact of Brexit.
🚨The Future News Pilot Fund closes this week – December 8 to be precise. If you’ve got ideas about how to improve the future of public interest news, now is the time to get moving.
🚨Also closing this week (well tomorrow) is the John S Knight Journalism Fellowships. They select 20 people to spend a year at Stanford to pursue ideas about the biggest issues facing journalism. It’s all funded.
🚨Similarly, in that it’s both closing tomorrow and bases you at a university the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program brings brings people to Yale for four months to reflect and learn.
You know when people give you loads of CV advice and you just don’t know what it means in practice? Well, we convinced a load of people to show us their CVs which got them to interview. Here you go.
We all hear a lot about the state of the media – but what’s the deal with independent media? Here are 14 places you need to bookmark right now, and how you can help them thrive.
And, finally, from elsewhere this week is this excellent piece from Anna Codrea-Rado about the emotional burden of chasing freelance payments.