All of the opportunities you'll want to apply for this week 🌻
Hello! Fern here introducing the newsletter for this week - and I’m bringing with me some good news – I’m delighted to have my first article for Journo Resources up and published. It’s all about how to navigate the Universal Credit system as a journalist. My own experience of being on Universal Credit was incredibly confusing and a little scary. I thought that there was no way I could even get into journalism whilst being on it, let alone start or maintain a freelance career.
When I first asked on Twitter to speak to journalists about their experiences with Universal Credit, I received an influx of responses and retweets. Many of the people that I spoke to mentioned that they too hadn’t been able to find helpful resources for navigating the system. It seems to be something a lot of people experience, but none of us really talk about.
However, the wonderful journalists I spoke to helped to illuminate the different ways that being on Universal Credit can bolster your career. Preparing for and writing it has been a lengthy process, as so many different elements emerged at every turn - and I didn’t want to miss anything out. From different ways of registering with the Universal Credit system, to charities and support that you can access if you’re on the system already but still struggling.
I do hope that my piece will be useful to journalists currently on Universal Credit, and those who may go onto the system in the future. I’d also love to hear if there’s anything I missed – we want this guide to keep growing over the coming months, to help as many people as possible. It’s not finished yet!
[EVENT] Last Chance For Feature Writing Masterclass 🎨
It’s come around so fast! It’s your last chance to register for our feature writing masterclass with the award-winning Sophie Gallagher. This practical session is tomorrow and will run through everything from coming up with ideas to interview techniques and formats. If you can’t make it live, we’ll also be sending the recording around too.
🚨 Last chance for this role at Charlton Athletic Community Trust. They’re looking for someone who can film and edit their videos. Pays £22-24,000pa.
Sorry, but I just love this job every time it comes up. Falkland Islands Television are looking for an entry-level broadcast journalist. They pay £1,342.50pm and you’ll get subsidised accommodation and free flights.
The Scouts are looking for a communications support officer to help them organise and put together their comms content. It pays £26,401pa.
🚨 A Friday deadline for this reporter role with Trading Risk. They specifically say they’re looking for an ‘emerging reporter’ and it pays £22-30,000pa DOE.
Bucket List Travels are looking for a digital content intern for two to four weeks across November and December. Pays National Minimum Wage.
Broadcast Intelligence are looking for a content researcher to focus on writing clear, concise copy on the television industry. Pays around £23,000pa.
🚨 This looks like a great first role, and it closes on Friday. People Management Magazine are hiring for a junior staff writer to write news stories “with a bit of wry humour thrown in”. Pays £21,500pa.
🕑 A part-time gig here as a social media assistant for a composer. It’s one to three hours a week to start off with and pays £10ph.
🚨 🏡 Tortoise Local are looking for a local reporter and producer in the North East. It’s home-working, but you will need to be based in the region. Pays £22,500-25,000pa.
Finally, a graduate online scientific editor job here where you’ll be paid about £21,000pa. You’ll work on layouts and proofreading/edits.
Step Communications are looking for an editor to oversee their websites, print publications, and social media. Pays £30-42,000pa.
🚨The Conversation are looking for a Wales editor, to help them launch a brand new team focusing on Welsh coverage. Pays £32,000pa and they’re looking for someone ASAP, so apply fast!
Windpower Monthly, a part of Haymarket, are looking for a deputy editor to join the team and it pays well at £45,000pa. Plus, it’s a good beat to get into, as we focus more and more on the climate.
KHL Group are looking for a deputy editor to work across Construction Europe and International Construction. It pays £32-35,000pa.
Okay, don’t try and tell me you don’t want to be the senior reporter at Harpers Wine & Spirit, covering the drinks industry. It pays £24-27,000pa and I’m just going to leave the link here for you.
🚨 This one is a good second job up from a regional, jumping into a specialism and taking on an editor role. The Cannavist’s new editor will lead the agenda on wellness, CBD and medical cannabis. Pays up to £24,000pa.
emap are looking for a senior subscriptions marketing executive to look after a few of their titles. Basically, you’ll be in charge of the marketing copy to attract subscribers to their titles. It pays up to £32,000pa.
A rare sports editor job here – Newsquest are looking for a regional editor for Bolton and the surrounding area and it pays up to £33,000pa.
🚨 Closing on Friday is the lead content editor role with Twig Education. It pays £28,000pa and your work will be read and used in more than 60 countries.
🏡 Anthony Nolan, the blood cancer charity, are looking for someone to manage their email content and strategy. Pays £27-30,000pa.
Two pretty decent gigs through a recruiter here. One is for a sports and TV editor to focus on what to watch pays £35,000pa while the other is a tech editor writing on everything from phones to smartwatches. Also pays £35,000pa.
🏡 An absolute bucketload of jobs from Investoo, all of which are homeworking and include a budget to kit out your office. They’re looking for a cryptocurrency writer (£22-35,000pa), an investing writer (£22-35,000pa), a lead content editor (£36-45,000pa) and a finance and crypto journalist (£36-45,000pa).
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism are looking for a lead global health reporter (quite the beat right now) and they’re paying £44-48,000pa.
Tortoise Media are looking for a freelance researcher to work remotely for 16 weeks. You’ll focus on tech in society and be paid £100-120 a day.
A digital content and social media gig here for a London-based business. They’re looking for someone to work shifts until the end of the year, but you can be remote. Pays £175 a day.
More wine related content – a new magazine, wonderfully named Glug, are looking for pitches all about the world of wine. Pays 22p per words.
Bustle are looking for pitches from Latinx journalists about breast health. Rates start at $350 for the project.
Dazed are looking for your takes on Sex Education and I can barely bring myself to look under the tweet incase I get spoiler-ed. Pays £150.
FairPlanet are looking for a social media manager for four half days a week. Pays £265-275 a week.
My Imperfect Life are looking to widen their contributor pool, writing about all things sex-related. Send all of your ideas this way.
A marketing copywriter gig here – they want someone to provide timely content and thought leadership. Pays £250 a day.
Matt Ortile is looking for pitches for Catapult Story about immigrants living in the homelands their families left, or about returning for the first time since the pandemic. Full details this way.
EachOther are looking for someone who feels strongly about Spectrum10K and its human rights impact. They’re also looking for pitches more broadly for their Inspired Source series. Pays £50.
Roar! are looking for pitches around business, confidence and coaching. Send them over to Angelica Malin this way.
Futurism are looking for pitches on the future of pleasure, and they’ll typically pay $400-600 for pieces with up to three interviews included.
Parents Magazine are looking for pitches focused on single parent finances. Send them all your ideas, they’re open to personal essays, how-tos and more. Pays $200-300.
🎪 This event from our friends at Women in Journalism on breaking into broadcast journalism looks great. Run by Sara Nourizadeh it’s part of a three-part series on getting a job in broadcast.
🚨 Last chance to apply for the latest round of the NewsSpectrum fellowship. The collaborative reporting fellowships offer up to €12,000 in funding for teams of minority/majority language journalists. The professional placement fellowships offer up to €6,000 to take part in short-term placements.
🚨 It’s also your last chance to apply for the International Monetary Fund’s Youth Fellowship for those aged 20 to 32. You’ll get a range of training and workshops around inequality, digital economy and climate change.
🎪🚨 Your last reminder that our event with Sophie Gallagher is tomorrow. It’s an hour-long, practical run through on everything you need to know about writing features. Get your tickets here.
🎪 There’s also not long left to go until our panel on breaking into journalism later in life. We’ll be focusing on practical tips and relatable experiences.
I’ve been receiving this course on how to develop a membership offering for a couple of weeks now and it’s really great. You can sign up for the free course via newsletter here.
Quorn, yes off of fake meat, are offering a £15,000 grant to teams of filmmakers who want to create a 8-12 minute documentary on the future of food. Genuinely, this looks like an amazing opportunity.
The Open Notebook have launched a ten month science writing fellowship. You’ll write five articles over the period and receive a $4,000 stipend. Plus, it’s all fully remote.
The International Sport Press Association’s Awards are open, with various categories including young reporter and investigations. It’s free to enter.
The wonderful Kate Kūlniece looks at best practice when reporting on sexual assault and rape. It’s an accessible, practical read and really worth spending a few minutes on.
Our trainee, Fern, has put together a really comprehensive guide on navigating the Universal Credit system as a journalist. You can read it all here.
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