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Various - Community News Project

Based: Various

Posted: Wed 13 Mar 2019
Closing Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
Employer: Community News Project
Job Category: Trainee & junior reporters
Employment Type: Fixed-term contract
Sector: Regional Media

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Various - Community News Project

Based: Various

Posted: Wed 13 Mar 2019
Closing Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
Employer: Community News Project
Job Category: Trainee & junior reporters
Employment Type: Fixed-term contract
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

Do you care about what goes on around you, wish your community had a louder voice, and want to make a difference?

A partnership between Facebook, local news publishers and the NCTJ, the Community News Project is creating around 82 new community reporter roles in newsrooms around underserved areas in England, Scotland and Wales.

Previous journalism experience or education is not essential. We want people who care about their communities, and want to make a difference in local communities.

We’re especially keen to hear from people who believe they can help make our newsrooms more representative of the communities they serve.

About the roles:

Your main role will be to engage with people in specific communities to curate, collate and create content relevant to them. You will build and act as the point of contact for online communities by engaging with and seeking out content either written by you or from members of those communities.

You will also receive industry-leading digital journalism training which they will then share into your newsrooms, as well as the gold-standard NCTJ journalism training to become a fully-trained journalist.

About you:

We are offering two routes into journalism as a result of this scheme. For applicants with no previous journalism experience or education, we are offering journalism apprenticeships, which combine intensive training with on-the-job experience in local communities.

For applicants with previous journalism experience or education, we are offering trainee community reporter roles, where support will be provided to gain the necessary NCTJ qualifications to become a senior reporter.

Current vacancies:

Baylis Media is looking to hire a community reporter to work from the following location. Click the link below to find out more and apply before the deadline of 25 March.

Archant is looking to hire community reporters to work from the following locations. Click the links below to find out more and apply before the deadline of 26 March.

JPI Media is looking to hire community reporters to work reporters in locations across Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Cambridgeshire, Scotland, Sussex, Hampshire, Tyne and Wear, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. Click here for full details.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you're the right person for the job to Mark.edwards@jpimedia.co.uk by noon on 29 March.

Contact Details

Follow the links above to apply for the area you are interested in.

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Friday 29th March 2019.

Employer Information

Community News Project