Everything you should apply for this week and beyond.
Happy Tuesday, everyone - it’s Hannah here with you this week. The last time you saw me in your inbox, I’d just joined a running club. It was partly to get my body moving more, but also to combat the loneliness I had been feeling since moving home. I’m pleased (and pleasantly surprised) that I’ve stuck at it and held myself accountable. I even did the Parkrun on Saturday morning! Amidst this seemingly fresh outlook on life, however, it’s important to remember that, a few months ago, I barely left the house and was felt like I had no friends left here. So, you know, balance. It’s the perfect example of the highlight reels we so often see plastered across social media. I’m probably not going to post about feeling lonely and anxious, but I might unashamedly drop my new PB.
Anyway, for this evening’s pep talk, I’m transporting you back to the school playground for sports day. The reason for this? To revisit a cliché but valuable message about the importance of taking part. I’ve always been a competitive person. I thought that the egg and spoon race was a matter of life and death and took the sack race far too seriously. But actually, I think that self-imposed pressure has sometimes let me down a bit when it comes to having a go at something new or unfamiliar. Truthfully, the fear of not being good enough has stopped me from even trying in the past. For instance, I’ll look on Twitter and see all these fantastic journalists reply to an editor’s pitch callout and think, “well, what’s the point of me trying?” Which is silly, because you’ve got to shoot your shot to be in with a chance.
Yesterday evening, after running, somebody spoke about how incredibly proud they were to have run a whole lap without stopping, which prompted me to remember that turning up and giving it your best shot, is often the biggest achievement in itself.
[EVENT] How To File FOIs Requests That Don’t Get Rejected
We all know that Freedom of Information requests are a great way to find original stories, but they can feel like a minefield. How do you best word your request to ensure you get a reply? What’s a subject access request? How do you move the responses on to create a compelling story that creates change? Join The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s Vicky Gayle for this crash course in nailing it.
The wonderful team at The Bristol Cable are looking for a journalist to work on exclusive investigations that uplift unheard voices. Pays £22,584pa plus a rather generous 36 days holiday.
GlobalData are looking for a features writer to focus on energy, covering everything from space mining and nuclear fusion to drone surveys. Honestly, it sounds fascinating, even if I have no clue what it is. Pays £23,000pa.
A couple more entry-level BBC jobs. They’re looking for two journalism coordinators in Nottingham, a researcher for their political journalism unit in London, and BBC Radio Foyle need a content assistant. Starts at £23,103pa.
🚨🏡 Last shout for the content researcher job at Building A Safer Future. It’s remote and pays the Real Living Wage – plus it includes writing and editing.
🚨 Last chance for the data assistant role with Alliance News – it’s a perfect place to start out if you’re looking to get into finance journalism and pays £22,000pa.
🚨 Also the final call for the reporter job at The Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times – one of the last remaining regional broadsheets. Pays £22-26,000pa.
The Mirror are looking for two editorial assistants to join the team for six months across their news and features desks. It pays London Living Wage and is specifically for people from underrepresented backgrounds.
The Financial Times are offering a three month contract as an editorial intern in conjunction with the Aziz Foundation, which supports British Muslims. Pays London Living Wage.
This is a graduate reporter job at Accountancy Daily, and pays a pretty impressive £26-28,000pa for a first job. You’ll focus on news stories.
Robilant+Voena are looking for a research and content assistant, which seems like a pretty varied role, but pays above £25,000pa.
🏡 Spotted by our pals at MediaBeans the LibDems are also looking for two website content interns, who will be paid the Real Living Wage.
GlobalData are looking for a senior healthcare reporter to hone their data journalism skills, and are offering £35-38,000pa. They’re also looking for a senior writer, to cover some of the biggest industries on the planet, who will be paid £28,000pa.
A couple of this week’s most interesting BBC jobs – BBC Sport are looking for an assistant producer to focus on digital, while the investigative podcast Bad People is looking for an assistant producer. There are also journalist roles in Plymouth, Southampton and Norwich. All are Band C, so pay £26,570+pa.
Manchester International Festival are looking for an editorial manager to work across the content on their website and commission new writers. Pays £32-35,000pa.
🚨 Don’t miss out on your last chance to apply for the George Buckland role to work as a journalist on life sciences – it pays £28,000pa and there’s plenty of space and time to write longer form pieces.
Greenpeace are looking for a senior investigative journalist to work on their in-house investigations unit Unearthed. Pays £49,256-55,260pa.
Listen, a production company who work for BBC Asian Network, are looking for a specialist music producer to help plan and produce the shows. Pays £26,500-34,000pa.
Social Housing are looking for a news editor and chief reporter to lead their team. Pays £28-32,000pa.
Modern Insurance Magazine and Modern Law Magazine are looking for an editor to take charge of both publications and are paying up to £30,000pa.
Action for Children are looking for a multimedia story producer, who’ll be paid up to £35,000pa to interview case studies and create films and photography.
Stonewall are also looking for a senior Press and PR officer to stand up for LGBTQ+ people everywhere. Pays up to £28,940pa.
And, finally, Tes are looking for a news reporter and paying up to £32,000pa.
Esquire are running a series on queer cinema for Pride month in June, and want pitches from the LGBTQ+ community about films that have made an impact on their lives or wider society. Send ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A local authority in London are looking for a web and digital officer to write and edit their website content, paying £330 a day.
Crown Media are looking for freelance TV reporters to work with them on assignments worldwide. Typically, jobs last one to three weeks.
🏡 The wonderful gal-dem are looking for an Editor-at-Large for their music section and as it’s one day a week, we’re listing it here. It’s £27,500pa FTE.
🏡 Reuters are looking for a freelance digital producer, which is offered flexibly to include home and remote working.
Last chance to pitch Jamie Green at Slate for their Future Tense section, as they’re leaving in late July. Take a look at the guidelines here.
Moya Lothian-McLean is looking for pitches focused on politics from a left-wing perspective for Novara Media.
ARABPOP amplifies the work of of regional and disaporic Arab creatives and are looking for pitches for their third edition with a theme of the sea.
Send your travel writing pitches to Claudia Willen at Insider – and take a look at this thread to see who else you might want to send ideas to.
Mslexia are looking for pitches on any element of creative writing – send your ideas over to Maxine this way.
WIRED Ideas are also looking for pieces, and they have a great pitching guide.
Narratively are looking to add more stories to their popular Secret Lives collection. Send them all things intriguing, pays starts at US$500.
MIT Tech Review are looking for pitches on mortality and they pay a very decent US$1-2 per word to think about your impending doom.
Jeremy Peel has some freelance budget across Tech Radar Gaming.
Polygon are running a themed week about the future of tabletop gaming. Send your pitches over to Charlie Hall.
Substack are opening up their next round of intensive support, this time focusing on audio publications on the platform. You’ll be offered tonnes of support from experts on how to grow your publications.
The British Journalism Awards are open again – entry fees are waived for people of colour, women, and disabled journalists if you don’t have an employer to pay for you. The Marie Colvin Award is also free to enter.
The Association of British Science Writers are offering grants of up to £10,000 to professional journalists and recent graduates for all kinds of projects.
🚨 Last chance to apply to the BBC Sport Next Generation Talent Pool, which will give your all the training and tools you need to bag your first job.
🚨 Also closing at the end of the month is the Kurt Schork Awards for international journalism. Apply now if you’re a freelancer or local reporter and they offer up to US$5,000 in prizes.
🚨 It’s also the last shout for the Daphne Caruana Galzia Prize for journalism, which has up to €20,000 on offer for journalism that defends core EU values.
🚨 The Emerging Writers Programme from Jewish Book Week closes this month and includes journalism. They offer bursaries of up to £1,500 and mentoring, peer-support and training events.
🚨 The Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge closes at the end of May, with newsroom funding of up to €150,000 on offer.
🎪 Don’t forget to get your tickets to our event with Joey Akan about how to use new digital platforms, like Twitter Spaces and Instagram Live for your journalism.
🎪 You can also grab a space still for our session with Vicky Gayle about FOI requests. Yep, we’ve mentioned it twice now, it’s going to be good.
🚨 They also spotted this application to the The Cohort from Anyone, who are offering a US$1,000 personal development fund.
And, finally, applications are now open for the NUJ’s George Viner Bursary, which offers financial assistance to journalists from ethnic minorities who want to study for a recognised journalism qualification.
My latest for the Women in Journalism newsletter about incredible women journalists takes a look at some of the incredible work from the team at Aurelia Magazine. I’ve also included some of my top recommendations.
Our membership manager Vuyokazi was also interviewed a couple of weeks back for the Music Journalism Insider newsletter. Read the wisdom here.
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