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Last summer was a weird one for all of us, and it was an especially strange time for people taking their first steps into the journalism world. At Journo Resources, we decided we wanted to do something tangible to help, and as a result, the first ever JR Fellowship was born.
From more than 200 applications we selected 12 amazing journalists at the very start of their careers. The trial scheme, supported by our friends at The Journalists’ Charity, The Printing Charity, and The Society of Editors aimed to provide our fellows with one to one support, mentoring, training, and the chance to write an original feature.
We’ve learnt a lot during the course of the scheme, and we hope we’ve managed to make a positive difference to the people we’ve worked with. Today, finally, we’re thrilled to actually start publishing their pieces – which, of course, they’ve been paid for. Over the next six weeks we’ll be publishing all 12, who will be looking at a range of underreported issues across journalism in the UK.
First up, we look at an issue that is particularly relevant to this newsletter itself –discrimination within job adverts. Sirri Rimppi looks at the term ‘native English speaker’, why it’s discriminatory, and how bilingualism can actually benefit your journalism career. Take a read through the whole thing here and watch out for the next in the series later this week.
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🚨 Last chance for this media and clearance assistant job with Twig Education. It closes tomorrow, pays £18-20,000pa and could be a good start if you’re looking to get into production and video.
🚨 It’s also the last call for The Daily Mail’s two graduate schemes this week, which close on Friday. The Stephen Lawrence Scholarship has three tracks of sub-editing, working on the paper, or online and is for people from a BAME background. There’s also a sub-editing scheme open to all. Both pay in excess of £20,000pa and include full training.
🏡 If you’re still studying, or looking for something part-time to juggle with freelancing, this looks ace. Yellow Eve, a new career magazine for millennial women are looking for an intern for a day a week. Pays £12ph.
Global Fund Media are looking for a junior sub editor to join the team. It pays £21-24,000pa and you’ll be working across multiple platforms.
TopCashBack are looking for a copywriter and SEO assistant, and they say it’ll give you first-hand experience of producing content. Pays £20-23,000pa.
We’ve seen this one come up before and it looks like a good one – Relations Group are offering a paid media internship. It’s a broadcast PR agency and they’re paying up to £20,000pa.
H2 View Magazine are looking for a journalist – and they say experience isn’t strictly necessary and you’ll be working across news and features. Pays £20-25,000pa.
A trainee news reporter job here with GBRR, who are offering £23,000pa. You’ll be filing timely news stories on legal issues that cuts through the jargon and spin.
ITV is offering a 12 month internship with their digital internal communications team, where you’ll be write punchy articles and publishing on the intranet. Pays London Living Wage.
Clarion Gaming are looking for a journalist to work across their portfolio of websites, and say it would suit someone in their first job. They’re offering £22-25,000pa and you’ll be covering the global gaming and gambling sector.
Finally, a digital marketing and PR apprenticeship gig here with bumpPR, which gives you a level three qualification and £11,500pa while you’re studying.
Insurance Age are looking for a senior journalist to join their team, and say it’s perfect as a second or third job. It pays £28,000pa and you’ll be working across a huge range of topics.
Modern Railways cover, as you might have guessed, modern railways. And if you love a train as much as our design editor Jack, this is one for you. It pays £20-25,000pa as their deputy editor, so a good second job type of gig.
🏡 Climate Home News are looking for a community engagement manager to lead on their social media strategy. It pays £25-28,000pa and you’ll be expected to attend some meetings in London.
We’re not sure who this is for, but there’s a senior reporter gig here focusing on hedge funds, that pays £35,000pa. Let us know who it is if you get it!
Mind, the mental health charity, are looking for a senior media officer, who might come from a journalistic background. Pays £36,082pa and you’ll be working to secure media coverage.
Intouch Games are looking for another copywriter to work across blog posts, SEO pieces, and press releases for seven brands. Pays £25-30,000pa.
🚨 BBC West Online are looking for a digital sport journalist to work from Bristol and across several platforms. It’s Band C, which means £25-49,000pa and we’d imagine it’s probably the mid-point. Closes next Tuesday.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is looking for an environment editor to join their team, to work on global reporting. Pays about £50,000pa DOE.
🚨 Two high level jobs from the Beeb this week as well. One as the Economics Editor for Newsnight and one as the political correspondent for BBC Scotland. Both are Band E, which is £47,250-80,000pa. The former closes on the 7th and the latter today.
🏡 The Ecologist are looking for a co-editor and you can be based anywhere in the UK. It’s a part time gig and pays £26,816pa FTE, which works out at £13,408pa for the 17.5 hours a week.
Heart Matters, the magazine from the British Heart Foundation, is looking for a features editor to write, edit and manage high quality features. Pays £35-37,000pa.
Two gigs here with Incisive Media for their Incisive Works outlet. Firstly, they’re looking for an editor to focus on technology, which pays £35,0000pa. It’s the same pay for the other editor role which will focus on financial services.
Finally, Art UK are looking for a commissioning editor for Scotland, who’ll also edit and write content themselves. It pays £26,000pa FTE, which works out at £10,400pa as it’s part time.
Batya Ungar-Sargon has joined Newsweek as their deputy opinion editor. Pitches are welcome, especially if you’re the kind of person not often heard in the mainstream press.
MediaBrief are looking for freelance writers to join the team who can speak German and write up daily news briefings in English. Pays £20 an hour.
Gold Flake Paint are looking to commission another essay for their next issue, if you’ve got ideas that will fit a in-depth, independent music journal.
Hazine are looking for pitches from people who collect music as a source. More information here – it’s quite a niche one, but pays $100.
Backpacker Magazine are assigning stories for February and beyond. They’re looking for news, travel, skills, profiles, or essays.
A freelance social media gig here, which pays £150-200 a day, for two days a week. It’s with the Bagri Foundation, full details over here.
Want to write about where food comes from? Modern Farmer are looking for pitches about farming and food. Details on how to contact them here.
Travelfish are looking for more submissions for their longreads session. It’s $750 for 2,500-3,500 words and they’ve listed lots of examples of things they like.
Huck Magazine are looking for pitches for their next edition. Generally starts at £120 for shorter features and £225 for longer features.
Miranda Larbi is still taking pitches for the Strong Women Training Club at Stylist. Send her inclusive, thoughtful, and actionable ideas here.
Yes! Magazine are looking for pitches by Friday for an upcoming issue on plastics and how we can take accountability for the wellbeing of the planet.
Burlesque Online are taking pitches for all things theatrical, arts, beauty, fashion and more. Full details over on Twitter.
Fancy some paid mentoring work with a journalism student? The advert details here are pretty sparse, but they’re looking for someone with an interest in women’s politics and feminism.
Funding Options are looking for a freelance SEO copywriter to help take their SEO work to the next level – you’ll need a bit of technical know how.
Women in Journalism’s Georgina Henry Award was the launching point for us –and it could be for you too. Applications are now open until March 1 and you can win up to £4,000 for a journalism project or in recognition of your reporting.
🎪 Our new side hustlers event is live! This month we’re joined by Maxine Harrison of Remi Reports, who will run through how to make a successful blog in just 12 months. As with all our events, it costs just £4.
🚨 The Reuters Institute at The University of Oxford have a final call out for their journalist fellowship which close on February 8. You’ll receive a monthly stipend of £2,000.
🚨 The Whickers extended deadline is on Sunday. They’re offering up to £80,000 in funding to an emerging filmmaker, and up to £15,000 to a runner-up.
The Grierson Trust’s DocLab 2021 is now open. The scheme is for 18-25 year olds who are starting out in factual and documentary programming. It includes intensive online training, a paid production placement, mentoring, and more.
🚨 Today is the closing date for the RPS Young Classical Writers Prize. There is up to £1,000 up for grabs as first prize.
The UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is now open, and recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to press freedom. It comes with a $25,000 award.
Applications are now open for the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship from the IWMF. You’ll get to spend a term studying various classes at MIT, and work for both the New York Times and the Boston Globe. They pay a stipend and airfare.
The ICFJ International Journalism Award is now open, recognising journalists who are from or work in a variety of locations across the globe. Apply here.
The first piece from one of our Journo Resources’ Fellows is here! Sirri Rimppi looks at discriminatory hiring practices in job adverts.
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