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More than 50 opportunities you should be applying for this week 🧁
Bizarre to think about this time last year, ehy? I don’t really remember a lot from March 23, 2020 - the only memory I really have about lockdown starting was standing in my semi-makeshift home office with my partner watching Boris’ speech on a laptop. I’m not quite sure why we didn’t watch it on the actual TV, or why we didn’t sit down, but it really did feel like the time shit got real.
Another thing I remember about those early weeks was the inevitable doomsayers of journalism. You know the people. They appear every time something bad happens, and they’re here to tell us all that the future of journalism is bleak. That’s not to say that a lot of bad things haven’t happened to journalism in the past 12 months. That’s not a list I’d even like to start writing.
But, I do remember the fears that news organisations would never start hiring again. That we couldn’t possibly make it all work from home. No-one would buy magazines any more. Journalism as we knew it was going to be a thing of the past. But, here we all are. News organisations are still hiring, we’re still making news, and more people are consuming news than ever before. Sure, there’s a lot to fix about the journalism industry, but we could probably do with just a little more optimism than we’re dealt.
[EVENT] Reporting Disability With Hannah Shewan Stevens
The first in our new series, and fronted by the wonderful Hannah Shewan Stevens, our How To Report… Disability event will explore the impact of inspiration porn and insensitive language on the disabled community. Every attendee will also get a copy of the event to watch back, as well as workshop notes. Tickets are just £4.
🏡 A really great work experience scheme from the team at Eurogamer here. It’s specifically for underrepresented minorities, and it pays! It’s £100 a day and last for four weeks. It’s also fully remote, so doesn’t depend on COVID restrictions.
🚨 Last chance for the two Manchester Evening News District Reporter jobs. There are two roles available, each paying £22,476pa. Closes today.
🚨 This has only just been listed, but apparently it closes on Friday?! Either way, get your applications in now for The Sunday Times’ two year graduate scheme. It pays £25,000pa and includes a six month placement in Scotland.
🚨 Last call for PEACH’s gig as a communications officer. It’s London Living Wage for one day a week and they say it’s an entry level role. Details here.
Global Government Forum are looking for a journalist and community coordinator to write for a community of civil servants across the world. Pays £20-25,000pa and looks like a wide ranging brief.
This role as a reporter for Health & Protection says they’ll consider newly qualified journalists, so get your apps in. Pays up to £25,000pa.
A London university is looking for an intern to help their content editing team keep the website up to date. It pays up to £11.92ph.
Today in Tabs (which you should absolutely subscribe to if you’re looking for a daily round up of the internet, it’s great) is looking for interns! You’ll write 200-400 words a day for four weeks and get paid $1,500 for the month.
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group are looking for an analytics and visuals intern to produce data and visualisations and it looks like it could be a good starting block for a data journalism career. It’s nine months at London Living Wage.
Rhotic Media have got a trainee financial journalist apprenticeship up at the moment, and it’s basically the equivalent of a degree qualification. You’ll be paid £20,000pa in year one, rising by £1,000 each year.
A junior editor job here for a healthcare advertising agency where you’ll be working across both print and digital. Pays £22-28,000pa.
openDemocracy are looking for an editorial assistant to join the team. It looks a bit admin-y, but could be a great starting off block and pays a very respectable £24,700-26,000pa.
Finally, there’s a pretty formidable list of Kickstart opportunities here with organisations across the UK including PinkNews, BFBS, Twitter and more. They all pay at least the National Minimum Wage.
🏡 Forest Peoples Programme are looking for a communication and media officer and the deadline has been extended. It looks pretty flexible for the right candidate in terms of hours and location – pays up to £28,300pa DOE.
St Christopher’s Hospice are looking for not one, but two, multimedia content creators. It looks like a pretty wide ranging role across everything from emails to photoshoots and pays £27,488pa.
A professional services organisation here (think stuff like architects, accountants, engineers. I had to look it up too) who are looking for a head of content. Pays a pretty beasty £50-85,000pa and you’ll be leading on strategy.
Fun fact about me: I’m from Devon and I have a Devon flag in my home office which you can see in the back of all my Zoom calls. There’s also an Devon-based opp this week! BBC Radio Devon are looking for a Senior Journalist Team Manager to drive their news strategy. It’s Band D aka £35,250-63,000pa.
🏡 Finixio are looking for a content editor to join their team and they’re happy for you to work from wherever you like. Pays £30-35,000pa. They also have a finance writer gig that pays up to £40,000pa.
The Institute of Civil Engineers (aka ICE) are looking for an assistant digital content editor to write digital feature stories across a range of subjects. Pays £27,000pa.
Upday, off of news on your phone, are looking for a mobile news editor to join the team. You’ll be finding and curating the biggest news stories of the day and tweaking headlines as needed. Pays up to £30,000pa.
A bit of a second job one here as a social media manager for the GEO Foundation. It pays £25,000pa and and they’re an intriguing non-profit dedicated to advancing sustainability through golf.
Girlguiding UK are looking for a digital editor to plan, develop, and publish content across their websites. It’s only just been listed, but there’s only a week to go on it, so be fast. It’s £30,495pa plus, £3,500pa London weighting and a payrise in your first year.
A data journalism role here, with a focus on YouTube trends and online video culture. It’s a one year fixed contract, and pays £53-64,000pa.
A bit of a different one here for ArtsEd, a school in London. As the Senior Editor, you’ll edit acting showreels for students and short films, as well as maintaining film equipment and training up students. Pays £34,000pa.
Finally, an editor of a science B2B here, covering both print and digital Pays a pretty decent £35-40,000pa.
🏡 Left Foot Forward are looking for a co-editor to join their team on a freelance basis for two/two and a half days a week. Pays £120 a day – full details here.
🚨 Last call for this great gig with the wonderful team at EachOther, who are looking for some more freelance sub-editors to join the books. Pays £22.50ph and you’ll work about six hours a week.
🚨 A freelance archive researcher role with our friends at Twig Education here. It pays the equivalent of of £25-28,000pa and is an eight-week gig. You’ll basically be sourcing archive footage and stills for a documentary.
Contentive are looking to grow their freelance network to write pieces across financial markets, human resources, legal issues, and technology. Drop them an email over this way.
The Sun are also looking for showbiz reporters for casual shifts. More details on what they’re looking for and how to apply for it over here.
Annabel Herrick is looking to commission sports/arts pieces for Glorious over the next few weeks. Drop her your details if you fit the brief – it pays £200-300 per piece.
Unbias The News, a project by our friends at Hostwriter, are looking for pitches from across the world on under-reported topics. They pay €250 for personal essays and shorter pieces and €500 for long reads and investigations. You’ll also be offered free digital journalism training and peer-to-peer networking.
Cinema For All are looking for a freelance marketer to help them publicise their events and services, focusing on social media. It’s £800 for 7.5 hours a week, for six weeks.
Hearst are looking for a digital writer to join them at Women’s Health for a fixed period of three months to work on their Healthy Mums channel and writing SEO-friendly content.
World Politics Review are open for pitches – they’re keen to stress that a US angle isn’t necessary, you just need to explain why the story matters.
Got ideas on tech, culture and the space in between? Mark Yarm is now full-time at Input Magazine and is ready to hear all your pitches.
The Kitchen Witch Newsletter wants pitches from Asian writers about both food and witchcraft. Pays $100 a piece.
A luxury haircare salon brand is looking for support to help manager their social media profiles, namely Instagram – full details here, it pays £150 a day.
Vox are launching a biodiversity reporting initiative and you can send your pitches to Brian Anderson this way.
Finally, BBC Storyworks are looking for your science stories that could work for TV and are impactful and insightful. Full details and guidelines here.
🎪 This looks like a fun online event from Curated, a newsletter platform. NewsletterFest is all about how to ignite your newsletter strategy. They look like they’ve got a pretty impressive line-up of sessions and speakers. It’s also free.
🎪 Another free event here from our friends at Climate Media Jobs. They’ve got author and campaigner Guy Shrubsole on for an in conversation next week. Get your tickets here.
🎪 I promise this is the last reminder for our event with Hannah Shewan Stevens tomorrow. I’ve seen the slides and it looks like it’s going to be great.
We trailed these before and now they’re open! The Student Publication Association Awards are open from now until April 14.
🚨 Final call for entries to New Writing North’s A Writing Chance. There are ten £1,500 bursaries on offer, as well as one-to-one mentoring and the chance to get a paid piece published in the Daily Mirror or New Statesman. Closes Friday.
🚨 Also a deadline of early next week for the Solutions Journalism Networks mentorship programme. You’ll be connected with other people reporting solutions stories across the globe.
Students from the UK, and other countries across Europe, can apply to a summer programme in Prague from the Bakala Foundation. It focuses on finding and using sources, social media, and verifying information and all expenses are covered.
The Google News Initiative Fellowships are open again, with opportunities at organisations including the Financial Times, gal-dem and Reach. You’ll get to work with the organisation for eight weeks and will be paid up to €5,000.
🚨 This fellowship from the Centre for Investigative Journalism closes at the end of the week. It’s basically a part-time paid position for three months, and you’ll be paid £1,650 as well as expenses to conduct research into issues affecting communities in three London boroughs.
🚨 It’s also the final chance for this latest round of the National Endowment for Democracy Fund, which does include media organisations.
Missed our latest event about how to juggle journalism with another job in a completely different profession? You can now see our write up of some of the key takeaways here.
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