Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Paid internship @ The Economist

Young journalists can apply for a paid summer internship at either The Economist or its sister publication, CFO Europe magazine. The 3-month "Marjorie Dean internship" will be based in London.

"This award, financed by the Marjorie Deane Foundation, is designed to provide work experience for a promising journalist or would-be journalist, who will spend three months of the summer at The Economist, writing about economics and finance," the announcement states. "Applicants may also be considered, if they wish, for an internship of similar duration at CFO Europe, a sister publication of The Economist."

It's unclear whether this internship is for Brits only; however, the foundation's website says "Interships are open to all, regardless of age, sex etc."

By April 24, e-mail a cover letter and an original article of no more than 500 words that would be suitable for publication in The Economist to deaneintern@economist.com. Or mail it to the Business Affairs Editor (Deane internship), The Economist, 25 St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1HG.

Location: London, England, United Kingdom

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Trainee reporter @ U.K. newspaper

The Argus, a 41,000-circulation daily newspaper based in East Sussex, is seeking a trainee reporter. Hurry and apply -- the deadline is Tuesday, March 10.

Applicants should "have all the NCTJ qualifications, including 100 words per minute shorthand, and be ready to hit the ground running."

E-mail your resume and a cover letter to News Editor Lee Gibbs at lee.gibbs@theargus.co.uk.

Location: East Sussex, England, United Kingdom

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Trainee reporter @ British newspaper

The Echo, a daily newspaper covering south Essex, seeks a trainee reporter for its Southend office.

"The Echo is a great paper for any journalist to start their career," the ad states. "It covers a fantastic news area and has a good newspaper sales record ... The company is committed to providing ongoing training and career development."

Job comes with "competitive salary," 5 weeks vacation plus bank holidays and pension plan. Deadline to apply is February 27. Download application forms online.

Location: Essex, England, United Kingdom

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Writer @ British music magazine

Rock Sound, a London-based music magazine which bills itself as "the UK's leading alternative music magazine," seeks a staff writer who can double as reviews editor.

With a circulation of about 25,000, it's not in the same realm as an NME or Rolling Stone, so perhaps a young journalist has a shot at landing this gig. Applicants need to really know British music, though. The examples they give are knowing Slipknot from Sigur Ros, and Dalek from Dream Theatre.

By January 30, e-mail a resume and cover letter on why they should choose you to darren.taylor@rock-sound.net.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

BBC offers trainee program

The BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme offers 21 journalists the chance to spend six months in the British Broadcasting Corporation learning about broadcasting. Paid placements are offered news and sports in the following areas: London, Belfast, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester, Cambridge, Leeds, Tonbridge Wells, Norwich and Nottingham.

"We [are] looking for good writers without a professional broadcasting background who could help us reflect our widely differing audiences," the website says. The program is extremely competitive. Last year, the inaugural year of the training program, the BBC received more than 1,400 applications for only 21 spots.

-Mark Grabowski

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Find UK journalism jobs

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Find journalism jobs in the UK and overseas

journalism.co.uk is basically the British equivalent of JournalismJobs.com. In addition to having lengthy journalism jobs listings that are updated regularly, it lists industry news, awards, freelance opportunities, advice and more. The focus is definitely on the UK, but there's plenty of useful info on there for every journalist, regardless of nationality.

For more journalism jobs and journalism job boards, visit CubReporters.org's jobs page.

-Mark Grabowski

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