Jobs and Opps at Sky, Reach, Stylist, The Bookseller and Many More 🦉
All of the jobs and opportunities to apply for this week and beyond 🌤
I have a lot of frustrations with the journalism industry. I love it dearly, but it also has a lot of problems. It’s one of the main reasons I ended up setting up Journo Resources – I couldn’t find the information I needed anywhere, and neither could the people around me.
Amongst many other things, I find the opaque-ness of everything overwhelming. Whether it’s wondering how to format a CV, find a mentor, or get your Twitter account verified, if you’re not on the inside, it’s a shut shop. And we all know how this goes – if it’s just insiders who know the game, it’s only insiders who end up playing.
But, as well as trying to open up access to the publications that already exist, it’s also vital that we start thinking about the barriers to starting up something new. There are so many gaps in what’s covered and talked about in our industry – and there’s a huge disparity between who is actually able to create their own space in the first place.
Those already in the club can call upon their contacts, their savings, their investors, and kick off with a shiny launch complete with employees and plenty of budget. For those of us on the outside, it’s a hard slog. You’re juggling every part of journalism and running a business alone, alongside having to work a full-time job to pay your bills.
Of course, getting people into existing outlets is vital. But for us to truly start building a representative media, we need to start thinking about how new outlets happen. Who are investors reaching out to? What is the criteria for grants? Are we telling people how to apply for them? On a personal level, how are we supporting outlets outside of the money train? What news are we amplifying?
It’s a huge and complex problem, and there’s never an easy answer. But it only gets solved with both individual and systematic change.
[EVENT] How To Start And Monetise A Podcast 🎧
Our next event is live! The amazing Victoria Sanusi is running the next instalment of our Side Hustlers series all about podcasts. The award-winning co-host of Black Gals Livin’ will be talking through how to come up with a podcast idea, get it off the ground, and how to monetise it. As ever, tickets are just £4 and include the recording.
Sky Sports News are looking for not one, but two trainee reporters to join their team. It’s a 12 month, full-time contract and you’ll get paid London Living wage. It’s made up of two six month placements and it seems like there’s a big focus on learning.
Also from Sky this week, Sky Studios are looking for two editorial and productions assistants, and Sky Sports two social media / video editor assistants – also London Living Wage and 12 month contracts.
Reach are looking for a trainee reporter based in Cardiff to focus on digital storytelling and live news. It pays London Living Wage and it’s a permanent gig.
Media Business Insight are looking for a trainee reporter to cover all things TV and film industry. It pays London Living Wage and it’s a 12 month gig.
🏡 This looks like a fun one for a life sciences publication as a scientific content creator. It’s partly home-working and pays £26-28,000pa.
🚨 Last call for this job with our faves at Twig Education as media researchers, It pays £20,000pa and they’re looking for someone with some interest in video. Time’s up tomorrow.
A junior financial journalist role here with Rhotic who supply news to a huge range of other publications. Pays £25,000pa.
🏡 Something a bit different here – a content writer job that offers three days in the office and three working from home. Pays £18-20,000pa.
We’ve also listed this one under freelance, but whacking it here too. Reader’s Digest want a freelance editorial assistant for three days a week at £100 a day.
The British Society for Rheumatology are looking for a journal publishing assistant and say it’s a start of career gig. Pays £20-25,000pa.
Finally, Mobile Marketing Magazine are looking for a reporter. It pays £20-25,000pa and you just need to send a CV and cover letter.
🏡 The Royal Osteoporosis Society is looking for a health information editor to optimise their resources and opportunities. It pays £26,053-28,948pa. They’re based in Bath, but happy to talk home-working.
Emerald Publishing are looking for a commissioning editor to join their journals team to focus on increasing the output of content that has a real impact on society. It pays up to £29,500pa.
🚨 Last chance saloon for this job with Sifted.eu as a commissioning editor. It looks amazing and pays about £40,000pa. Apply by Friday.
Veterinary Business Development are looking for a multimedia journalist and they’re paying up to £25,000pa, so could be a good second job gig.
The Bookseller are looking for a senior reporting to write breaking news and exclusives. With a salary of £27,500pa this looks like a second job kind of vibe.
Archant are on a hiring spree this week. They’re looking for a news editor in Ipswich, which pays £32,00pa and a chief reporter in North London which pays £24,000pa. They’re also hiring for an investigations reporter for the Eastern Daily Press which pays up to £28,000pa.
Ground Engineering are looking for an assistant editor to work across digital, print, and social media. You’ll be covering stories like HS2 and climate change it they seem fun. Pays £28,000pa.
The Media Trust are looking for a head of digital to help them increase their impact. Pays £43-48,000pa.
Not sure who this one is for, but there’s a journalist role here for the HR and tech sector. They’re looking for someone with digital experience who can also help mentor young journalists. Pays up to £40,000pa.
Also via a recruiter, so unsure on who it’s for, but this gig as a finance reporter pays up to £30,000pa. It seems like you’ll be focusing on commentary, across both written, audio, and video pieces.
Edinburgh International Book Festival are looking for a digital marketing manager to join the team and ramp things up for the festival. Pays £30-34,000pa.
Islamic Relief Worldwide is looking for a senior web, editorial, and creative manager to help them push forward their digital presence. Pays £40,955pa.
Finally, Incisive Media are looking for an editor for their title International Investment. Comes with a pretty decent pay packet of up to £40,000pa.
Another call out from the India Story Agency, that works across London and Deli. They’re looking for novel environmental solutions stories from France, Germany, and Switzerland and pay 35p per word. Pitch your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org and get an explainer on SoJo here.
Our friends at OursToSave have their next call out for March/April and they’re looking for features about the environment and short profile pieces. Pays £80 and £30 respectively.
Reader’s Digest are looking for a freelance editorial assistant to support the team. It’s three days a week and pays £100 a day.
Shona Louise is opening up her blog for opinion and personal essay pieces from Disabled writers. Payment is £100 per piece and particularly keen to hear from LGBTQ+ people and people of colour.
Aurelia Magazine are launching a new section focused on personal responses to books, art, TV and film. Pitches from marginalised genders only.
Do you have a story about witch arts and culture? Send it this way.
Miranda Larbi is looking for pitches from non-white journalists who are into fitness for Stylist. Here is all the info.
If you’ve got stuff for an American audience, CBS news are looking for reporting pitches from people of colour across a range of topics. Starts at 60¢ a word.
Got stories about technology and change? MIT Technology Review want them. Rates start at $1 a word.
Science for the People Magazine is looking for pitches from activists and scientists and pays between $100-250 for pieces.
WIRED are looking for games stories. They pay $500 a piece.
The newly launched Curiosity Club is looking for pitches for their essays section. It’s an indy outlet, so pays £50 a piece.
The Daily Dot is also looking for pitches on tech, politics, and the internet.
Know things about UX? The UX Writers Collective Blog are looking for blogs and pay $100 a piece.
Finally, Narratively are looking for overlooked stories of disabled people in history. Pays $400 to $1,000.
Alright, I lied. Here’s a call out from UKClimbing.com and UKHillWalking.com looking for more women writers.
MHP + Mischief’s 30 To Watch Young Journalist Awards are now open. You have until April to put your entries in and you win a shiny block of glass.
Behind Local News has kicked off the first ever Women in Local News Awards, with support from Women in Journalism. There are 15 categories, with a top prize of £500.
🎪 Don’t forget to get your tickets to our next event on podcasting with Victoria Sanusi. As ever, it’s just £4 and will be full of practical advice.
🎪 We have also launched a new series all about how to report ethically on a range of topics. First up, Hannah Shewan Stevens looks at how to report on disability and avoid inspiration porn and belittling language.
Sneaky heads up – we’ve head the Student Publication Association Awards might be opening up this week. Keep an eye on their Twitter this way.
🚨 Last call for the UN Women Cartoon Contest, which has a top prize of €1,200. Closes for entries on March 14.
The next round of the NED grants are here and open until March 26. The give ranges for projects that advance democratic goals and that includes media orgs. The average grant lasts 12 months and is around $50,000.
Another one in French! Reporteurs D’Espoirs are looking for solutions-based stories from across Europe which are in French. There are two prizes of €3,000 for stories outside of French-speaking countries and another €2,000 prize for those from Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and France.
Almara Abgarian is hosting a session for student journalists, those with less experience and freelancers on how to pitch stories to her news agency. It’ll run through how news agencies work and how you can pitch to them.
Heart of Glass is looking for a writer in residence at the beginning of their career and open to all kinds of outputs, from podcasts to illustrations. It pays £19,487pa for 28 hours a week.
And, finally, if you’d like to do a good thing this week. Creative Access are currently conducting a survey on diversity with in the UK’s creative industries. Send them stuff here.
A new one from us this evening from Charlotte Colombo, looking at the problem of toxic productivity when you’re starting out in journalism. And, yes, we’ve tried to include as many tips as possible.
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