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This weekend I finally finished the 2019/2020 accounts for Journo Resources. It’s not exactly a job that I enjoy. No matter how good I feel my system of spreadsheets is – and I’m pretty proud of the colour coding – I’m always left scrambling to try and a receipt from two years ago that appears to have evaporated.
It’s never a fun job, but it felt particularly weird this year, especially as I sifted through the backend of 2019. As well as the usual invoices for job adverts, there were also things I barely remember. Namely, train tickets.
Before the pandemic, train journeys were a huge part of what I did. We all know that the media industry centres way too heavily around London, but as one person, I can only be based in one place. So, I made it my mission to take Journo Resources around the country as much as I could. In the dying months of 2019, there are receipts from Manchester, Sheffield, and Southampton, to name just a few.
It all feels so unthinkable now, in our world of Zoom events and not going further than the four walls you’re currently sat in. In some ways it’s been a blessing – I’ve realised we don’t always need to drag ourselves to every corner of the country to bring people together. It’s enabled us to think differently and put on more events than ever before, reaching more people and more speakers than I could have imagined.
Online events certainly won’t be leaving Journo Resources, and we’re committed to expanding our programme even further. But looking through train tickets as the sun shines outside, I can’t help but miss the times where we got to bring real people together in a room. Hopefully it won’t be long until we get to jump on a train to see some of you very soon.
PS. If you’d like to know more about our accounts and how we’ve spent our money, watch this space. Our accountants are just putting the final document together, and then we’ll make sure to publish an accessible run through next week.
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🏡 Turns out Archant have an outlet called French Property News, where it just talks about how to buy a house in France. If you fancy writing about lovely houses, it’s £18,000pa and half the week is homeworking.
An editorial assistant gig here with Hurst Media Company, who write the advertising spreads for loads of national newspapers. You’ll be writing copy, as well as working on digital and social media. Pays up to £20,000pa.
One to bookmark for later - the BBC’s Journalism Apprenticeship Scheme is set to open up in April, which is actually super soon. It starts off paying £14,440pa (or £19,082pa if you’re in London) and it’s a two year mix of study for your NCTJ and on the job training. More information over this way.
A charity based in Sheffield are looking for a content writer to join the team. It pays £19-20,000pa and looks like you’ll be across a variety of case studies, a digital magazine and their website.
Law Business Research are looking for a content coordinator to work with various authors and the production teams to get copy in and published. It pays £22-24,000pa.
A part-time role as a marketing assistant with Quandary Collective, who are a female-led theatre collective. As such, they’re looking for people who identify as women. Pays £15-20,000pa DOE.
Another one through the Government Kickstart Scheme here, this time as an editorial assistant copywriter. Pays up to £22,000pa they’ve weirdly hung the whole job advert around a Dumbledore quote.
🏡 Spotted via our friends at MediaBeans, the Royal Society of Chemistry are looking for an intern to work on their magazine, Chemistry World, where you’ll be writing your own pieces. Pays London Living Wage.
This one is Band B, so is pretty entry level as far as BBC gigs go. It also means it pays £22,500-37,000pa and we expect it’s at the lower end. Oh, and the actual gig is a weekend journalism coordinator in Nottingham, where you’ll assist with both live and pre-recorded programmes.
A load of Kickstart jobs here with LadBible, including ones in content and social media. They pay at least the National Minimum Wage.
🚨 This is a bit of a journalism adjacent one, but could introduce you to some interesting people. Index on Censorship are looking for an awards and fellowship assistant and it pays up to £25,000pa.
Finally, I’m always dubious of jobs that say they’re a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity, but this gig with Coventry City of Culture as a marketing assistant probably is right this time around, and it looks pretty fun. Pays £15-20,000pa.
CX Network are looking for an assistant editor to research, write and edit articles for the platform. It pays £25,000pa so is perhaps best suited for someone looking for their second-ish job.
Acuiti are looking for a research editor, who’ll focus on writing regular pieces based on their research. It pays £38-40,000pa.
The Emergency Nutrition Network are looking for a sub-editor/content co-ordinator for their publication Field Exchange. They’re open to both full and part-time and pay £34-42,000pa.
If you can bring yourself to work for an estate agent, this job as a content and social media manager looks pretty sweet. It pays £32,500-37,500pa and you’ll be responsible for a small team who runs their social and content strategy.
A senior reporter role here with African Business Magazine. They’re looking for someone to work across all their platforms and have a strong grasp of social media. Pays up to £30,000pa.
🏡 Lower Street are on the hunt for a podcast producer, and you can be based anywhere for this one as it’s remote working. It pays £25-32,000pa and they promise to still provide a friendly, collaborative team environment.
A bit of a side-step here, but if you fancy turning your writing skills to creating learning modules, this one looks interesting. It also pays a pretty nice £32,000pa.
The Independent are looking for an audience producer, who’ll focus on writing stories that encourage people to register and sign-up for an online account. It pays £24,000pa.
A social media journalist job here with BBC Learning English, as part of a three month contract. Pays Band C, which is £25-49,000pa.
🏡 The Joseph Rowntree Foundation are looking do some great work, and they’ve currently got an opening for an online communities manager. It pays £29,884pa, plus an extra £5,000pa if you’re based in London, but they’re flexible on location.
🚨 🏡 Last chance for this co-editor role with Left Foot Forward as it closes today. But there’s still time! It’s 2.5 days a week and pays £120 a day.
Finally, Business News Wales are looking for multimedia content producers to create compelling audio and video content and help them to develop their vision. Pays £25-28,000pa.
A nice freelance gig for those starting out here, with Soneva, a collection of luxury resorts in the Maldives and Thailand. They’re looking for writers on a range of topics, and will pay $100-150 per piece.
Crown Media are also looking to add a couple of multimedia reporters to their freelance pool. It’s a home-working gig where you’ll be producing news packages and reports.
A regular reminder from Vicki Turk that she’s always looking for pitches for WIRED UK’s long reads. She’s looking for intrigue, depth, and a human angle.
InsightX are looking for freelance journalists to join their team and help produce due diligence reports for their clients. It pays £200 a day.
Send your stories for i-D over this way to Jenna Mahale. In particular, she’s looking for digital and culture stories. Pays £150-200.
Ludic Rooms are looking for a part-time digital content creator and we thought we’d whack it down here as it’s ten hours a week. Pays £13ph and looks lovely.
A freelance podcast and audio editor job here with Custorian, who’ll pay £150 a day. You’ll be working on the Art Adventures podcast.
ITV’s Lorraine are looking to add to their freelance researcher pool. Apply via their online hub for shifts, with your CV and cover letter.
Input magazine are still looking for pitches on all things tech, culture and weed.
A call out for a freelance video editor editor here, offering up some regular Friday work. Get in touch this way.
GRV Media are looking for freelance football journalists to join the team and are particularly keen to hear from people who follow Newcastle United, Liverpool, Rangers and Wolves.
Finally, Daniel Davies is looking for pitches from up and coming writers for Men’s Health UK.
🚨 Applications close on Sunday for the Centre for Investigative Journalism’s Lyra McKee Bursary. The six month scheme will teach you various investigative journalism techniques, you’ll attend their annual conference, plus you’ll get regular mentoring.
🚨 Next Monday is the deadline for the Heart of Glass Writer in Residence. It pays £19,487pa for the 28 hours a week where you’ll be helping them to bring their programmes to life through storytelling.
🚨 First of April is the day the Paul Foot Award 2021 closes. Run by Private Eye, it is free to enter and rewards the best investigative and campaigning journalism in the UK. Winners will receive £5,000.
There’s still a little while for this one, but the deadline is approaching. MHP + Mischief’s 30 To Watch Awards have loads of categories. You need to be 30 or under to enter.
A wide range here for this one – you can be aged 10 to 24. Organised by UNESCO, they’re looking for a three minute video or a 700 word piece on how COVID-19 has tested human solidarity. Finalists get a trip to Maryland, USA.
🎪 Another wonderful event here from our friends at jfa human rights journal, with Spanish photojournalist Susana Girón, who’ll be talking about her work as part of the COVID Photo Diaries. Get your tickets here.
The deadline is also approaching for the next round of the Journalism Diversity Fund Bursary. If you’re from an underrepresented group, they could pay for your NCTJ training – closes on Wednesday, April 7.
🎪 A free one here from Google on how to create podcasts and newsletters, which will run through loads of tools you can use. Full details over this way.
🎪 One final event, as we’ve listed a lot this week. This one is also free and looks at how to protect yourself online from harassment as a journalist.
Last one – another push for the Student Publication Association Awards here. They’ve got tonnes of categories and info on how to put in the best application you possibly can.
In the latest from our Journo Resources Fellowship Programme, Marco Marcelline looks at if you need lived experience to report on issues – and what to do if you don’t have it.
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