Jobs and Opps at PinkNews, Delicate Rebellion, Sifted.eu and many, many more 🥂
Everything that should be on your apply to list this week 🤞
This newsletter is late because it’s been snowing. At the moment, I live in Canning Town in East London and, it’s fair to say, it hardly ever snows. I, however, really like snow. I love the way it brightens up the sky with it’s reflection, I like trying to catch it as it falls, and I love building snowmen and throwing snowballs. I guess, what I’m trying to say is I wasn’t going to miss out on the chance of a snowy walk.
Working for myself, I’m in a pretty lucky position that I’m able to build my working days around me. I know what deadlines are hard deadlines and which ones are slightly moveable (aka this newsletter when it snows). I’ve learnt that I work better if I can have a walk in the afternoon while it’s still light, or in the post-lockdown world, a swim on Wednesday mornings.
I know, from painful experience, that the same doesn’t quite apply for staff jobs. Sure, for some jobs, a large part of this is down to ‘breaking news’ and the needs of the job. However, for the most part, I think a lot of it just down to ‘the way things are’. There’s been a lot of talk about the future of the office post-lockdown, and while I very much can’t be arsed the the binary nature of the debate, I do hope better flexibility for all of us is here to stay.
As the week’s go on, and the end hopefully come into clearer view, we’d love to hear more from you about what you’d like to see change about the way work. As an organisation, Journo Resources is here to help push for change in the areas you want us to – and now feels like the right time to be talking about the way we work. I’d love to hear from you – I promise we’re real people behind the email address!
[EVENT] Setting Up Your Own Successful Outlet That Pays
We’re delighted to announce the second workshop in our new Side Hustlers series, which aims to give you the practical skills you need to make journalism adjacent projects really work. Next up we’re teaming up with Maxine from Remi Reports, who will be talking about how she set up her own publication – and made it pay – in just 12 months. As ever, it’s just four pounds and includes resources and the recording.
First up is this gig as a features writer with Media Drum World. They’re looking for someone with 12 months’ experience who has a passion for human interest stories – and it pays £17,471-20,000pa.
🏡 GRV Media are looking for an entertainment writer to cover TV, music, and movies. It pays up to £22,000pa and you can work from home.
A nice gig here from Global Data, who are looking for a junior website editor. It pays £19,000pa and you’ll be working across a number of websites to edit and proof news stories.
This one says they want one to two years of experience, and someone who is a trained journalist, but as the salary is £18-25,000pa we’d say go for it. It’s a charity looking for content editor, and you’ll produce two to three pieces a week, plus help with social media and other digital output.
This one looks like a good starting out gig as a reporter with Alliance News. It pays £22,000pa and they specifically say it would be good for someone just starting out.
It’s not quite clear who this one is for, but it based in my home county of Devon. As a digital marketing assistant, it says you’ll also be writing two editorials for magazines each month and pays up to £15ph.
A couple of Government-funded kickstarter roles here. First up, b-side are looking for a marketing assistant to focus on social media for their 2021 festival. It pays £10ph for 25 hours a week.
Barbican Theatre in Plymouth are also looking for a digital assistant on the same scheme. It’s £18,532pa FTE, and it’s again, 25 hours a week. Full details here.
We’ve seen this one pop up before, but here it is again – Fenice Media in the fancily named Jewellery Quarter are looking for a journalist and staff writer. It pays £18-20,000pa.
This is a one year contract as a junior video editor, working with an in-house creative studio. You’ll get to edit a variety of videos and will be paid £100-125 a day. No, we’re not sure why it’s written as a daily rate either.
Finally, a junior content producer apprenticeship here with Sian King, where you’ll be working on karaoke video assets. Yes, you read us right. Pays £250pw.
🚨 Final call for this gig as a senior journalist with Insurance Age. They say it’s perfect for someone looking for their second or third full-time gig, and it pays £28,000pa. Closes Sunday.
🏡 🚨 Also closing Sunday is this one with Blue Heron Research Partners. They’re looking for someone with investigative journalism experience to work as a researcher and it pays a pretty nice £40-60,000pa.
🏡 Our absolute faves at Sifted.eu (they have a great site, take a look) are looking for a commissioning editor. It pays £35-40,000pa and you’ll be commissioning a diverse range of voices about European start-ups.
AI Business are looking for a B2B news reporter to report on the real world applications of artificial intelligence. Pays a pretty decent £30-35,000pa.
A nice senior editor job here with National Deaf Children’s Society. It’s four days a week and maternity cover, and you’ll be working on creating impactful storytelling. Pays £27,049-29,214pa for the four days a week.
Social media your thing? Could it be your thing? This one is from a German start-up that’s expanding to the UK and is looking to pays someone up to £50,000pa to manage their social media presence.
Full Fact are looking for an editor to lead their award-winning team, and it seems like a pretty crucial time for a fact checking newsroom, it must be said. It pays £50-65,000pa.
This is a good gig, with PinkNews. They’re looking for a producer, who’ll pitch original stories to run across all their outlets from Snapchat and TikTok to Instagram and the website. Pays up to £28,000pa.
The Royal Horticultural Society are looking for a digital media pro to help produce their digital video content – including the first virtual Chelsea Flower show. Pays £31,000pa and it’s an eight month contract.
inspiratia cover infrastructure and renewable energy news and they’re in the market for a reporter. You’ll need to have some experience, so feels like a second or third job kind of sitch and pays £25-30,000pa.
Calling all social content editors – SevenC3 want you to join the team and they’re paying up to £30,000pa to the right person.
Seetec are looking for a content officer to join the team, and they’re keen for someone with a journalist background. Pays £25-30,000pa.
Swoop Funding is a new fintech platform and they’re looking for a news and investigations editor, which is a new role too. Everything is new! They’re offering £45-60,000pa.
Finally, I wasn’t quite sure where to place this one, but have landed it here as it seems like a second job kind of role. Sun Mark are looking for content creator to focus on beauty for social media and it pays £26,000pa.
🏡 Two freelance gigs here from Touchline, who are looking for a sport editor and sustainability editor who will provide occasional shift cover. It doesn’t specify a rate but it does look like an interesting gig.
The wonderful people at Delicate Rebellion, who put together an amazing magazine, are looking for a brand storyteller and assistant to work with them on content and social. Pays £12ph.
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff is looking to commission a Black male sports writer, aspiring or otherwise, for a new project. Details over here.
Empire are looking for pitches to run in the next issue in March, for the Take 20 section. Details on how to get in touch over here.
Matt Burgress, from WIRED UK, is looking for stories for the security section, and has a great pitching guide to help you pitch right. Head over this way.
MTV and Comedy Central UK are looking to grow their pool of pop culture freelancers. Send over your CV and some work examples this way.
We missed this one last week, but it doesn’t seem to have had too many retweets, so we’ll share it now. Guardian Books are in the market for more reported features and news orientated stories. Full details over here.
Paisley Gilmour is looking for pitches around queer friendships and community for Cosmopolitan UK. Send your ideas this way.
A great email address here which involves the phrase ‘team dog’. If you’re based in Scotland, own a dog, and want to want to work on a quick turnaround feature, head this way.
Do you have stories about alternatives to policing? Send them to What’s Next Magazine, who are funded by the wonderful Solutions Journalism Network.
A freelance digital marketing manager wanted here to help out Wimbledon Book Festival. It’s six to eight days work at £150 a day.
Do you have thoughts about the future of cities? Tech Review are looking for them, in pitch format.
The Melanin Agency are looking for a freelance social media and marketing exec, to run their social media and newsletters. It’s £150 a month for about two hours a week, plus more for any extra projects.
Finally, Chats Palace are looking for a social media expert to work across two projects. It’s £1,500 as a set fee - full details over this way.
The Lyra Mckee Bursary from the Centre for Investigative Journalism has returned for 2021. Successful applicants will get six months of training and mentoring in investigative journalism.
A constant reminder on this one as it was a game changer for us. The Georgina Henry Award from Women in Journalism is open, and has a £4,000 prize pot. You can apply on the basis of past reporting or a project you want to run. You can check out our advice on how to apply here – including past submissions that won.
🚨 Final call for the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize, which comes with a $25,000 award for someone who has made a significant contribution to press freedom, especially in high risk areas. Closes Monday.
🚨 Also the final call for the Grieson DocLab 2021, which closes on Friday. There are 15 places to help support people who want to progress within factual and documentary making with mentoring and training.
🚨 Another Friday deadline here for the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism. The scheme offers editorial and financial support to journalists who need time and resources to work on ‘follow the money’ stories. There’s a grant of $15,000 up for grabs.
🚨 You have until Friday (it’s the day for it) to apply for Future News Worldwide 2021 as well. It’s a free conference for 100 18 to 25-year-olds from across the world, which will offer two days of training from world leading organisations.
🎪 There are still a couple of places left for our next Side Hustlers event, but move quickly as they’re going. We’re looking at launching your own successful platform or blog in 12 months and it’s just £4 as ever.
An interesting one here if you’re in illustration or cartoons. UN Women are hosting a competition with Cartooning for Peace and are looking for submissions around a gender equal generation. Prizes of up to €1,200.
Justice for Journalists are offering grants of up to $50,000 for stories that investigate crimes against journalists and bloggers. You can be anywhere in the world, but due to COVID-19 they’re only accepting proposals that do not require foreign travel.
A new grant here from our friends at JournalismFund.eu, who are looking for teams working jointly across Asia and Europe on stories of modern slavery. They’ve got a pot of €320,000 to give away across the programme.
The next piece from our Journo Resources Fellowship scheme is live! This week, Anisah Araf writes about the difficulties of pursing journalism amid family expectations about your career. It’s well worth your time.
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