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Not to blow my own trumpet, but I think I’m pretty good at giving advice. I hate to see people stressed or worried about something, and I always do my best to remind them of their worth. The only problem: I’m pretty rubbish at taking my own advice - as my sister quite fairly pointed out yesterday. If somebody else was being harsh on themselves for not being productive enough would tell them they should be kinder to themselves and every moment of the day can’t be productive. That’s impossible. Myself? Not so much.
In an age of “hustle culture” and “toxic productivity”, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to achieve an often unrealistic amount in the working day. As journalists, I think we can be really harsh on ourselves for taking a break – especially when working from home. I’m definitely guilty of it, even though I know if I were working in an office environment, I’d be having a natter with colleagues while making my coffee.
It can be hard to switch off when Twitter is full of people getting the commissions, the jobs and the dream book deals. But that, my friend, is an energy-sapping attitude. In reality, all those people probably feel the same as you at times. It might sound incredibly cliché, but you’ve got to trust the process. Trusting the process means understanding you can’t be productive all of the time. It also means being kinder to yourself and knowing there will be good days and bad days. Talk to yourself like you would if you were giving other people advice. Because, in the words of L’Oréal Paris, “you’re worth it”.
Today’s newsletter was written by Hannah. You can follow her on Twitter here.
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The Royal Opera House are looking for a press assistant to work in their audience and media department. They’re paying £23,000pa and offering loads of training to develop your career.
Your entry-level BBC jobs are here – BBC Three Counties are looking for a journalism coordinator and Tiny Happy People are looking for a researcher to help manage digital educational content. Pays £23,103+.
The Legal 500 are looking for a researcher and writer to work across their series and develop their skills. Pays £23,000pa.
Newsquest are hiring an apprentice or trainee to work on their Welsh titles as part of the Facebook Community News Project. Pays £20,000pa and they’ll fund your NCTJ qualification too.
The Aziz Foundation have a three month internship for British Muslims at Sky News. It pays London Living Wage and you’ll work on their documentaries and live TV.
🚨 Honestly, this is just a newsletter full of klaxons. Sifted.eu’s gig for an editorial assistant closes on Thursday and they are such an interesting website, this is like my dream gig. Pays £23-25,000pa.
🚨 The BusinessBecause Editorial Assistant job also closes this week – you have until Sunday for this one. Pays £1,530pm.
🚨 Last call for the Sonder job! They’re looking for a copywriter work across blog posts, opinion pieces and social. It pays £25-28,000pa.
🚨 Just a sea of things closing this week. The apprentice journalist job at Euronews closes this week as well. Your training is paid for and you will get a salary of up to €1,000 a month.
🚨 The Longview Productions job also ends at the end of the month. Pays £24,440pa and you’ll be covering local government finance.
🚨 Also closing this week is this gig with KM Media Group who are on the hunt for reporters. It’s a very cool local job, as you also have the chance to work on their TV and radio stations too. Pay starts from £18,455pa.
🏡 🚨 It’s your last chance to apply for the communications executive role at Small Business Britain. You’ll be working across a range of campaigns and paid at least the London Living Wage.
🚨 And, finally, this editorial assistant gig with Knife and Fork Media also closes on Thursday. It pays £22,500pa and you’ll be working across a couple of their foodie titles.
🚨 🕑 It’s your last chance to work with us! Come and join us for three days a week as our deputy editor. We’re paying £30,000pa FTE.
There are tonnes of jobs up with Crowd Network at the moment, to work on their podcasting team. They’re looking for a stories producer (£35-45,000pa), a development researcher (£25-30,000pa), a personalities producer (£35-45,000pa) and an admin assistant (£18-23,000pa).
🏡 reNEWS are looking for a news journo to cover all things wind power – and it’s a pretty hot time to jump into the sector. They’re also paying up to £40,000pa.
🚨🕑 Last chance to apply for this editor gig at Haringey Community Press. It pays £25,000pa FTE and they’re a lovely team doing some super great stuff.
Waste Creative are looking for a senior editor to work on a range of projects within the games sector. Pays a pretty lovely £50-55,000pa.
The Conversation are looking for a Wales Editor to join the team. You’ll be tasked with better finding and presenting issues about Wales and you’ll be paid £32,000pa.
Some nice BBC jobs this week. BBC Radio 1Xtra are looking for someone to look after social media which sounds fun and pays £25,670-50,313pa. They’re also looking for a journalist on their East Midlands team, at BBC West Online and at BBC Radio Wiltshire. All pay the same rate as before.
Civil Society News are looking for an editor, who will look after their coverage of the charity and social enterprise sector. Pays £36-40,000pa.
And, finally, two ace jobs here with The Bureau. They’re looking for an impact producer who will focus on making sure their journalism makes an impact and pays £32-36,000pa. There’s also an environment editor job that looks amazing and pays £49-54,000pa.
Emmie Harrison-West is on the Metro.co.uk opinion desk all week, so send through your emotive opinion pieces and real-life stories.
A couple of well-paid ones here – there’s a senior social media and digital content producer gig that pays up to £260 a day and this content editor job pays £180-200 a day.
bigblackbooks are back and want your pitches about all things Black readers, writers, authors and publishers. Send them over this way.
Have you taken a remote work vacation or perhaps gone full digital nomad? If you have ideas sent them to Jamie Ditaranto who is in charge of a soon-to-launch publication for remote workers.
Harriet Williamson is back at The Independent and is commissioning again on the voices desk, so all insightful opinion ideas that way.
Euronews Green and Euronews Travel are looking for journalists to work shifts on social and news and there’s a chance of regular work. Get in touch with friend of JR Marthe de Ferrer.
Fiona Kerr is looking for writers in Cornwall, Devon, and Wales who have brilliant things to say about where to stay, food and culture. Big up my home county 💚
Have interviews, essays or reviews about poetry? Send them to Isabelle Baafi who has just started as reviews editor at Poetry London.
Helen Lock has just started at Devex and is looking to chat if you have stories around global development topics. Think water, health and digital rights.
Chloe Coules is looking for a shift writer to work on the news desk at Social Care Today and New Start Mag for the next two weeks. Details here.
Elite Daily are looking for pitches on the lifestyle desk, including everything from home decor to hot takes on TikTok trends.
🎪 We’ve been planning and our new events are live! Coming up, we have the amazing Dhruti Shah talking about building your confidence as a journalist and the one and only Amelia Tait will be talking about developing original ideas.
Applications are back open for the BAFTA Scholarship Programme. You’ll get up to £20,000 to allow you to study film, games, and television courses at either undergrad or postgrad level. Journalism counts!
Write To Work’s free eight week course is open again for applications – but you only have until April 6 to apply. It’s for unemployed people who want to access mentoring and training for people who’ve done it.
The Multitrack Audio Fellowship is also back open. You’ll complete a two month work placement (paid at London Living Wage), take part in weekly training and the chance to work on a real commission.
🚨 A Friday deadline for this one – the Film + TV Charity have a small pot of grants for freelancers connecting people working in film and TV. It closes on Friday and grants of up to £3,500 are available.
🚨 This week is also the last chance for the BBC Studios Scriptworks Writers’ Academy (what a long title). It’s a 12 month paid scheme for people who want to write dramas and other types of TV.
🚨 The deadline for The Guardian Scott Trust Bursary Scheme is Sunday. They’ll pay for your MA, living expenses, and there’s the chance of a six-month contract at The Guardian. You can read our full, updated guide here.
🚨 This application is stressing me out – it’s my job for after the newsletter. DBACE offer up to £20,000 in grants to creative entrepreneurs and it closes at the end of the day on Thursday.
🚨 It’s the same deadline for The Orwell Prizes – there’s one for journalism and one for exposing social evils. Send your applications this way.
Nominations are back open again for the National Diversity Awards. Nominate a role model or vote for someone already there!
The Google Podcasts Creator Programme is also back – it’s for mid-career podcasters who need help to take it to the next level. You’ll receive US$15,000, audio equipment and tonnes of training.
🚨 It’s also an end of the month deadline for the Aziz Foundation Scholarships. They’re for British Muslims looking to study a masters in journalism.
🚨 Finally, a Thursday deadline for the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, which honours journalists whose stories look at the challenges facing the planet.
Inayia has spoken to the wonderful Suyin Haynes, editor-in-chief of gal-dem. It’s a wonderful interview that talks about hindsight and taking a leap of faith in your career.
Hannah has also updated our Guardian Scott Trust Bursary page again – it’s now got two new interviews to make sure you have the latest info.
If you haven’t already, please do take a few seconds to fill in our feedback survey! It will really help us out with the stressful grant mentioned above.
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