Monday, April 19, 2010

U.K. TV station hiring young journalists & interns

Channel 4, a public television station in the United Kingdom, is offering paid 10-week internships and a year-long training program in television production and journalism.

The training program provides 12 months of on-the-job training in TV or new media production and pays £17,000. Deadline to apply is April 30.

Seven paid internships are also available, and it runs from August 9 to October 15. "Your background, age and qualifications aren't as important as your potential," the ad states. Applications open in May.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Entry-level London news correspondent

Jiji Press, a Japanese international news agency focusing on economic and political news, seeks a London assistant correspondent.

"I would describe this as a good first paid job in journalism, but I have not yet been hit by the flood of aspiring journos' CVs I was expecting," the agency's John Dennen told U.K. journalism job website Fleet Street Blues. "Perhaps they're on holiday."

Deadline to apply is January 10. E-mail resume and cover letter to dennen@jiji.co.uk.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Legal journalism jobs in U.S. & U.K.

  • U.S.: Marquette University Law School seeks a reporter for its magazine. "Investigate and report on regional, national, and international matters that have become the focus of Law School efforts in teaching, research, conferences, lectures, and public service activities," the ad states. Apply online.
  • U.K: The Lawyer, a London-based magazine covering business law, seeks a reporter to write news and features. "A legal qualification is not required, but an interest in the law as an industry, both in the UK and overseas, is crucial," the ad states. To apply, contact Editor Catrin Griffiths atcatrin.griffiths@centaur.co.uk.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Entry-level critic @ popular UK music magazine

Entry-level positions in music journalism don't get much better than this. NME, a popular music magazine in the United Kingdom, is offering one young journalist the chance to become a music critic.
"NME.COM has teamed up with The Guardian to give one talented student a chance to join our team.

We are supporting the Student Critic Of The Year category at the Guardian Student Media Awards. And as well as £650 cash and a week's work experience at The Guardian, this year's winner will get a six-month internship as NME.COM's regional blogger.

The winning critic will oversee our regional music-related blogging - attending regional gigs, tours, and reviewing new music releases.

NME.COM Editor David Moynihan explained: 'This is a great opportunity for an up-and-coming journalist to get their own column on one of the most respected magazine websites in the world, read by over four million users every month. It'll be a Willy Wonka-esque golden ticket, giving them incredible access to all of their region's live music and the best new music releases long before they're in the shops.'

The deadline for entries is July 3, with winners announced at the awards ceremony in September. For more information, visit the Guardian.co.uk/studentmediaawards."





Location: London, England, United Kingdom

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Financial Times internship for UK journalist

The Financial Times, a 500,000-circulation daily newspaper that focuses on international business, is offering a paid summer internship to a young journalist from Britain or Ireland.

The intern will receive a bursary of £5,000 to cover accommodation and travel.

By April 10, e-mail a CV and cover letter to ncprize@economist.com.

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The Economist internship for EU journalist

The Economist, a 1.3 million-circulation weekly news and international affairs magazine, is offering a paid summer internship to a young European Union journalist.

The intern will receive a bursary of £5,000 to cover accommodation and travel.

By April 10, e-mail a CV and cover letter to ncprize@economist.com.

Location: London, 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, February 5, 2009

Washington Post seeks intern from UK

The Washington Post -- a 700,000-circulation daily newspaper in Washington, D.C., and one of the world's top newspapers -- is offering a paid summer internship to a young British journalist.

The intern will work on the paper’s national desk in Washington for three months this summer. S/he will be paid a salary by the Post. In addition, air fare and a modest sum for travel in the U.S. will also be provided.

"Applications will be considered from any journalists, whether they work in print, radio, television or the web, in London or elsewhere in Britain," the ad states. "Though no one will be barred on grounds of age, the intention is to appoint a young journalist who has experience of important national stories and has substantial cuttings of such stories."

Applications for the "Laurence Stern Fellowship" are due by March 6. To apply, mail a resume, two references (including at least one from a former editor or supervisor) and three work samples to:
The application should be sent, on paper only, not by email, to: Anna McKane, Laurence Stern Fellowship, Department of Journalism, City University, Northampton Square, LONDON EC1V OHB.

Washington, DC

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Copy editor trainees @ Daily Mail

The Daily Mail, a 2.1-million circulation daily newspaper in London, is offering a training program in copy editing (or sub-editing, to use British vernacular).

The 1-year program pays a "competitive" salary while you train, and promises "long-term career opportunities."

Recent graduates and early-career journalists are encouraged to apply. By March 8, send resume and work samples to Michael Watson, Daily Mail Course, The Press Association, 292 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1AE.

London, United Kingdom

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Media fellowship for U.K. scientists

If you're a scientist living in the United Kingdom and curious about how the media works, apply for a British Science Association Media Fellowship.

These fellowships offer researchers with at least 2 years of postgraduate experience the opportunity to spend between 3 and 8 weeks working with a print, broadcast, or online media organization. These fellowships are intended for scientists who want to stay in research (which doesn't mean you can't use one to make a career switch to science journalism).

Deadline for applications is March 10.

London, United Kingdom

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2-year training program @ London newspaper

News of the World, a 3.5 million circulation London-based newspaper published on Sundays, just created a new 2-year training program for a young journalist.

The "Robert Warren Scholarship" provides salary and covers all training expenses. Initially, you'll spend 19 weeks studying journalism in a postgraduate program at The Journalism Centre at Harlow College in Essex. In your free time, you'll help out at the paper, covering "everything from a Premiership match to major political and showbiz stories both in print and online."

Once your course is complete, you’ll work full-time at the paper and learn about every relevant department, including news, features, picture and sports desks, Fabulous magazine, the website, circulation, marketing, production and advertising departments. You may also spend time at the News of the World’s Scottish or Irish offices.

"Graduates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply." You must have either a bachelor's degree or be in your final year of completing one.

Application deadline is May 8. Send a resume, 100-word explanation of why the News of the World should choose you, your three favorite News of the World front pages and a 50-word comment on each, work samples (i.e. details/examples of any newspaper/magazine/website work experience) to: Paul Nicholas, Deputy Managing Editor, News of the World Scholarship, News of the World, 1 Virginia Street, London E98 1NW .

For more info, e-mail Deputy Managing Editor Paul Nicholas at paul.nicholas[at]notw.co.uk .

London, United Kingdom

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Paid internships overseas @ Bloomberg

Bloomberg, a news service known for strong financial reporting, seeks summer interns for its bureaus in London and Frankfurt. These paid positions begin June 22.

"Interns will gain hands-on experience reporting and writing for the print/ news wire department of the world's largest real-time financial news service," the ad states. "Successful applicants will produce breaking news stories under deadline pressure. Responsibilities may also include monitoring other media and writing spot features."

Deadline to apply is February 6. Along with your resume and cover letter, please submit three published samples of your work to support your application. Applicants must be fluent in English. If applying for the Frankfurt internship, you must also be fluent in German.

Apply online by clicking on the links above.

Frankfurt, Germany

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Entry-level writer @ British music magazine

Rock Sound, a 25,000-circulation magazine that covers the British alternative music scene, is seeking a full-time editorial intern for an initial six-month period. The paid position is based in London.

"The ideal person will have a passion for music, excellent writing and communication skills, be organised, confident, hardworking, web savvy (html, blogging etc) and be passionate about a career in music journalism," the editor states. "The role will include assisting the Editor, interviewing bands, writing regular pages, uploading content to our website and general day-to-day editorial assistance."

Students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. By February 7, e-mail your CV and covering letter telling us why we should choose you, to: darren.taylor@rock-sound.net.

London, United Kingdom

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Reporter @ UK news agency

Barcroft Media, which bills itself as "one of the UK’s most well respected news agencies," seeks a reporter for its news desk in London.

The reporter will find and report on exclusive news and features for clients as diverse as The Sun, Closer Magazine and the Daily Telegraph.

The job posting seems to emphasize work ethic and "ambition" rather than experience and skills, so perhaps they'll consider a young journalist. "The position," the ad states, "will require a committed and flexible journalist who is willing to travel abroad, work some unsocial hours and who wants to succeed at the highest level. "

E-mail a covering letter and resume to jobs@barcroftmedia.com. But hurry, the deadline is January 16.

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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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Friday, January 18, 2008

Internships at The Economist

The journalism internships webpage now has a link to summer internships at The Economist, a publication which needs no qualification. But here's one anyway: a London-based weekly news and international affairs magazine with a worldwide circulation of 1.2 million.

"Interns are treated much as members of staff and expected to join in accordingly," The Economist notes on its journalism internship webpage. "The internships are generally for a three-month period and take place over the summer (at the London office)."

-Mark Grabowski

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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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