Plus, we launch our 2022 crowdfunder and membership scheme 🌱
I always hate having to write our annual crowdfunder email. I never know where to start and asking for money just makes me feel a bit icky. There’s something about publicly asking people to back your creation and goals that’s intensely vulnerable, and the energy you need to maintain over several weeks is intense. But, after several weeks of putting it off, I’m finally here writing this email to you.
Currently, at Journo Resources, we have just one full-time member of staff and we’re currently using our savings to make up the shortfall in our finances. But this money isn’t going to last forever. To keep doing everything we do — this newsletter, our website, online events — we need to raise another £1,000pm. This isn’t about expanding, it’s about keeping on with what we’re currently doing.
To help us get there, we’ve relaunched our membership scheme. We believe it’s one of the best value-for-money ways you can supercharge your own career, while helping to fix inequality within the industry. From just £4 a month you’ll get free access to every single one of our practical workshops, virtual co-working, a community-focused Discord server with opportunities throughout the week, and much, much more. We’ve also introduced a new 30-day free trial, so you can see if it works for you.
If you can, we’d really appreciate your support to get us through the coming months. You can see more details of our membership here — and if you’re freelance, it’s very much tax-deductible. We’d also love your support on social media to spread the word — you can share our tweet here — and do feel free to say why you’re sharing! Thank you so much for all your support over the last six years — and for bearing with me through this long email that’s made me feel very, very icky.
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A couple of entry-level roles at the BBC to kick us off. There’s a journalism co-ordinator role in Jersey and a journalism assistant role in Norwich. Pay starts from £23,103pa for the former and £20,536pa for the latter.
HB Editorial publish a range of outlets in the legal sector. They’re looking for an editorial assistant and will pay up to £23,000pa.
Pan Macmillian, off of books, are looking for an audio publishing assistant to work on audio books, and the pay starts from £24,000pa.
The Juice Academy in Manchester has 20 spots available for various content creator and social media apprenticeships. You’ll be part of their learning academy and get a Level 3 Qualification, and it pays £12–19,000pa.
System has a social intern vacancy, who will focus on creating content and understanding reports and analytics. It pays London Living Wage.
If you’re looking to get into celebrity journalism, Media Contacts have an entry-level role as a researcher for a subscription service. It pays £23–26,000pa.
Woundsgroup are looking for a junior writer to focus on special projects for their brands. Pays up to £28,000pa.
Paignton Zoo is looking for a digital content assistant to work on both their online and physical content. It pays just over £20,000pa. They also have tigers.
Kew Gardens are looking for three people to help them digitalise a load of their specimens. It’s not journalist persay, but could be a good route into a specialism in the gardening area. Pays up to £24,082pa.
Crafts, which sounds like such a wholesome community, is looking for a community coordinator to enhance their digital offer. It pays £24–26,000pa.
The Center for Countering Digital Hate is looking for a UK Press Officer to help promote their mission in the UK and EU. It pays £35,000pa, which is negotiable for the right person.
🏡 Two great new gigs with The Conversation this week. They’re looking for a commissioning editor for science, tech, and business which pays up to £36,000pa and they’ll consider a part-time role. There’s also a senior arts editor role which pays up to £40,000pa.
Leicestershire County Council is looking for a senior media officer to focus on online and social. It pays £33,558pa and involves content creation.
Loads of PinkNews jobs this week: they need a news editor, who will be paid £40,000pa, as well as an entertainment editor on the same salary. They’re also looking for a news reporter who will be paid £26–32,000pa.
🚨 Last chance for this job with the Royal Navy as their comms and digital engagement lead. It’s not about war and the like, but rather their public fitness programme and pays up to £30,000pa.
🚨 Also last call for the role with DeHavilland as their deputy editor, working on policy and political insights. It pays up to £30,000pa.
The Alzheimer’s Society is looking for a writer/editor with experience of journalism to join the team. It pays £26,451–28,886pa, plus a London weighting of £3,600pa.
Bachtrack.com are looking for a commissioning editor to join their team and help attract new readers to the site. It pays £25-30,000pa.
🏡 Claimer are looking for an editor to steer their content, which helps people access government incentives they’re entitled too. Pays £30-45,000pa.
🏡 And, finally, the wonderful Sirena Bergman at Insider is looking for a lifestyle reporter. Working in the office is optional and the minimum salary is £35,000pa
🏡 Metro.co.uk are looking for a freelance gaming reporter and they’re also happy for you to work from home.
Soho House is looking for pitches – send them through to Sagal this way.
Are you an audio producer who is free on F1 Sundays? Sammy James is looking for you and will pay £150 for about three hours’ work.
🏡 A “large UK retailer” is looking for a freelance social media specialist to work two or three days a week. You need to travel to them for an induction, but after that it’s all remote. Pays up to £400 a day.
Cosmo in the US have commissioned UK freelancers before, so worth throwing your story in! Currently the call-out is for their December issue themed “Party”. Pays US$1.50-2 per word.
The BBC has opened up their talent pools for freelance journalists in York, Sheffield, Leeds, and Humberside. The talent pool is also open for freelancers at the BBC World Service too.
Victoria Gagliardo-Silver is looking for pitches from sex writers, sex workers, and adult industry experts. It’s for the Daily Dot.
Amy Rose Spiegel is now VICE’s US editorial director and is taking pitches on all things live and culture. Pay rates start at US$0.50.
HuffPost Personal, over in the US, is looking for pitches from diverse voices.
🏡 The Know are looking for a freelance social media content creator to work for them for 20-25 hours a week. You’ll be paid the equivalent of £23-33,000pa.
🚨 Last call for the Brooklyn Brothers’ Night School for creatives who come from diverse ethnic backgrounds. It closes on Sunday.
The Sutton Trusts’ Alumni Awards are back open again. Nominate people for outstanding achievement, social mobility champion, community champion, or the volunteer of the year.
🚨 You only have a few days left to nominate someone for the WeAreTechWomen Awards. Know a journalist who’s techy? Make sure to send in your recommendation.
🚨 Last call for the Watch Docs: Human Rights in Film International Film Festival. It’s the oldest film festival in Warsaw!
🚨 🌎 Time is running out for the Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism. You’ll get a six-to-nine month fellowship at Durham University, as well as mentoring from top journalists at Reuters, where you’ll publish an investigative project.
Journalism.eu is offering grants to cross-border teams investigating stories around European environmental affairs. Up to €700,000 will be split across the winning applications.
The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers is taking place in Glasgow this year and they have a bursary programme for people who are underrepresented.
The BFI London Film Festival 2022 Critics Mentorship Programme is now open, where you’ll be mentored and supported to produce up to three pieces of work, plus get a press pass.
Also, don’t forget to apply for the ENO Response Programme, which helps people looking to break into opera criticism with mentoring.
The United Nations Correspondents Association have reopened their annual awards, with a variety of categories on offer.
🎪 Don’t forget to join us at our panel discussion next week! We’re talking about how to navigate an overwhelmingly white and middle-class industry.
🎪 We have also announced our next events too: we have sessions on how to use TikTok, a personal writing workshop, and knowing when the time is right to leave journalism.
In our next Day In The Life piece, we spoke to the amazing Rachel Charlton-Dailey of The Unwritten. We chat about career changes, staying true to yourself, and why her dog is really the one in charge.
Should your editor be helping you to develop your personal brand? Faima Bakar takes a look at whether it’s time to offer more development support.
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From just £4 a month, you can help make sure Journo Resources keeps doing what we do best. You’ll also get even more tools to help you take control of your career — our members get access to free practical workshops, virtual co-working, physical magazines and workbooks, and much, much more. You can sign-up for a free 30-day trial over on our Steady page, to see if it works for you.