Jobs and Opps at BBC Introducing, Law Business Research, The Daily Mail, and Many, Many More 🏃🏽♀️
Everything you need to bookmark and apply for this week ✨
So, I didn’t run through this last week – it felt like a bit of a weird time to do it. But, seeing as today is almost midway through the month, it feels like I really should get a move on with setting out our plans for the next quarter. The pandemic has been tough for all of us, and at Journo Resources, we want to make sure we’re offering our supporters as much help and guidance as possible. So, here’s what’s coming up between now and March – thanks to the support of people like you.
The Side Hustlers: Our new events series, which launches this Thursday, aims to help journalists up-skill in other related areas. It’s an interactive, practical series which aims to give you the tools to succeed and make more money.
A Staff Member: Thanks to everyone who contributed to our crowdfunder last year, we’ve now signed the contract with a new staff member – watch this space! They’ll make sure we put out more high-quality written and social content.
Pitch Library: Launching in early February, we’re currently putting together a searchable, interactive library of hundreds of successful pitches, so you can make sure yoursare as spot on as they can be.
Our Magazine: Also in February, you’ll be able to get your hands on our new magazine, The Yearbook, which will be your complete guide to getting through 2021/22 as a journalist.
CV Library: Finally, look our way in March for a massive library of CVs to help you create yours and land a job, as as well as interactive CV review you can use to check yours hits all the right boxes.
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Southwark News are looking for a reporter to join the team – they’re the only independent, paid-for newspaper in London and do some really good stuff. It pays £18-21,000pa.
A temporary editorial assistant role here, which pays up to £11.54ph for a six month contract. They’re looking for someone to start straight away.
🚨 Two jobs closing soon at The Financial Times. There’s a 12 month trainee reporter role up for grabs via Creative Access here and their graduate scheme also closes this week too. Both pay London Living Wage.
The Ethical Consumer Research Organisation are looking for a digital editorial assistant to work part time (24 hours a week). You’ll be writing copy and paid £12,467pa.
Want to work on the next Jason Statham film? It doesn’t have a name yet, but you they’ve got a vacancy for an editorial trainee and it pays London Living Wage.
BBC Sport are looking for a journalism coordinator for TV news. You’ll be working across planning, cutting video and audio, and production support. It’s Band B, so pays £22,500-37,000pa.
The Daily Mail has two trainee roles open currently, which start off at above £20,000pa while you’re training and go up as you progress. First up is the trainee sub-editor job, which begins in September this year.
Those from a Black, Asian or other minority ethnic background can also apply for the Stephen Lawrence Fellowship, which offers training across either online, print, or subbing. It’s the same pay structure as above.
Law Business Research are looking for a trainee news reporter for Global Banking Regulation Review, and you’ll be paid £23,000pa. They’ve also got a junior copy editor job going, which pays £20,500-22,000pa.
Incisive Media are looking for a reporter for Channel Partner Insight. The role pays up to £25,000pa and it’s a really good grounding for a career in finance or money reporting.
Bit of a flex, but a solicitors firm, Watermans Solicitors, are on the hunt for a content creator to write blogs, social media posts, and write news stories. It pays £17,500-19,000pa.
Finally, an entry-level gig for a digital content specialist here, which they say is good for someone with journalism experience. JVP Group will pay you £22-25,000pa and you’ll also be helping other people snag jobs.
Newton Media Group are looking for a journalist to work across two titles, World IP Review and Life Sciences IP Review. It pays about £30,000pa.
Key Publishing are looking for an editor to focus on digital-first content for Air International. They’re paying a precent decent £40,000pa.
They’re also looking for an editor for their monthly magazine Buses. Again, you’ll be paid up to £40,000pa to talk and write all things buses. Annoyingly, I couldn’t find a good bus emoji to go with this.
Okay, one final one from Key Publishing – all good things come in threes. They’re also looking for a group editor for their modern military titles, including Air Forces Monthly and Combat Aircraft Journal. Pays £40-45,000pa.
🏡 This looks like a very cool one. Ordnance Survey, off of maps, are looking for a copywriter to work in their newsroom team. They’re based in Southampton but say they’ll offer flexible working post-pandemic. Pays £33,380-37,306pa and spotted by the wonderful MediaBeans.
🏡 A home-working B2B deputy editor job here, though we’re not sure who for. It pays £28,000pa and you’ll be working on original news and features.
AMAKA Studios also have two roles going, one as a managing editor (£40,000pa) and another as a multimedia senior staff writer (£32-34,000pa). They’re a studio dedicated to producing content for women by women from Africa and the African diaspora.
🚨 🏡 Last chance to apply to apply for this content editor job with The Firefighter’s Charity. It pays £32,548 and you can chose whether to work in the office or from home.
HR Grapevine are looking for a features and reporters journalist to work on a new subscription product. It’s six months initially and pays £28,000pa.
A digital and social media manager job here, again, we don’t know who for, but it pays a pretty decent £45-50,000pa. It covers all sorts from YouTube to Pinterest and writing email newsletters.
Incisive Media are looking for an editor for COVER, which focuses on the health insurance market. It pays a pretty nice £40,000pa.
Finally, if you’ve not had enough politics to last you a lifetime, there’s a parliamentary reporter gig going at the IRL House of Commons. It pays up to £30,985pa.
The wonderful Victoria Richards has now started at Senior Commissioning Editor at IndyVoices – send her all your timely opinion piece ideas.
Natasha Bernal, off of WIRED UK, is always looking for pitches for the business section. Here are all the details and guides.
The Hearst Institute Team are looking for freelance tech journos for day shifts. Drop Jess Denham a line if you think this could be you.
I’ve put this in freelance as you could use it as a nice steady opp – the Thackray Museum of Medicine wants a part-time digital coordinator for six months, and it pays £16,000pa.
National Geographic have an animals desk, which is amazing enough in itself. Even better you can send them pitches and they have a guide to what they’re looking for as well.
Trends with Benefits are looking for pitches for personal essays and narrative reporting. Pays $0.50 a word.
Jack Sommers is now a commissioning editor at Business Insider UK and wants you to send him all of your business-y stories.
Eater Travel are looking for pitches about the cool ways food and culture intersect. Send them all your ideas here.
If you know your way around SEO, there’s a day rate contract here with a focus on tech articles. It pays £150-200 a day and it’s home-working.
Input Magazine are looking for pitches on video games, including unconventional experiences, reported features, and guides to lesser known gaming niches. Pays up to $1 a word.
You have until January 18 to get your pitches in for the next issue of Positive News. I just got mine for this quarter and it’s wonderful. The normal pay rate is 25p/word. There’s a helpful guide to pitches too.
Matt Ortile at Catapult is looking for a Black writer to pitch him a story about Black wine makers. You can see full story here (and a great wine recommendation).
Are you a woman who’s left your job because of the pandemic? Pitch Susan at Slate about it here.
We’ve mentioned the amazing Girls On Tops before – you can send them your ideas for women in film they should champion.
Fanbyte are looking for pitches of features and reviews on video games and manga. Pays $150-250.
Submissions are open, under the theme of TASTE for Black Femme Collective. Pay starts at $75 for articles and $125 for features.
Future Human, Medium’s new climate change section, is looking for pitches.
Another call out from The Breakdown here – they’re looking for timely pitches about lockdown, and have listed some good examples. It’s £80 a piece.
Finally, Sesi Mag is looking for stories for their next edition. More details and their pitching guide this way.
This award is one of my favourites. The Rising Star Awards from The Printing Charity are now open to all journalists aged 18-30. You can apply for up to £1,500 to use for training or equipment to advance your career.
🚨 Applications for the Kim Wall Memorial Fund 2021 close this week. Women covering “the undercurrents of rebellion” can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to help fund their reporting.
🎪 I’ve been putting the touches together on our next event which is taking place on Thursday, and it involves an interactive audit! Join us for just £4 to get a detailed look at how to become a freelance social media consultant.
🚨 If you’ve got some photos you’ve taken this year you’re proud of, today is the day you need to get them in. The World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest closes today, with prizes of €5,000 on offer.
🚨 More photos! The Sony World Photography Awards also close this week, on Thursday at 1pm. There’s a huge range of categories and it’s free to enter.
The 2021 Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award is now open. It offers a $12,500 fund for reporting on the human condition.
A deadline extension here from one we listed last week – the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics are now open until January 27.
Want to join a really lovely WhatsApp for Northern writers? Drop Beth Kirkbride a message to get in on the supportiveness.
Matt Graveling, Helen Lewis, and Terri White are all putting on free masterclasses for students and recent graduates. Details on how to sign-up here.
I wrote a thread this morning looking at all of the various resources and tools you can use to up your freelance pitching game this year.
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