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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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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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Paid internships @ TIME's London bureau

TIME magazine's international edition is offering paid internships in its London newsroom.

Internships are year-round, from 8 to 12 weeks long, and pay £5.73 (or $8.75 US dollars) per hour. Duties include writing articles for TIME's website, fact-checking, researching features and finding statistics for graphics.

Applicants should be college seniors or graduate students and have an interest in news and online journalism. They are also responsible for arranging their own visas, if necessary.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume and some recently published clips to Jumana Farouky at jumana_farouky@timemagazine.com.

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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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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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Trainee reporter @ Scotland newspaper

Berwickshire News, a small newspaper located in Northumberland, Scotland, seeks a junior/trainee reporter.

The reporter will cover a wide range of news and sports stories. "You must be able to work under pressure and to deadlines, while at the same time producing bright and accurate copy," the ad states. "You also need to be able to work under your own initiative, as well as part of a small team. Knowledge of Scots law and the Scottish local government system would be an advantage."

Deadline to apply is March 6. To request an application form or e-form, call Jayne Hume on 01289 306677 or e-mail jayne.thomson@tweeddalepress.co.uk.

Location: Northumberland, Scotland

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Paid science journalism internship @ The Economist

The Economist, a renowned London-based 1.3-million circulation news magazine that focuses on international affairs, is offering a paid summer internship writing about science and technology.

"Our aim is more to discover writing talent in a science student or scientist than a scientific aptitude in a budding journalist," the ad states. "Applicants should write a letter introducing themselves and an original article of about 600 words that they think would be suitable for publication in the science and technology section. They should be prepared to come for an interview in London or New York, at their own expense. A small stipend will be paid to the successful candidate."

Applications must be sent by February 20 to: casement2009@economist.com.

Location: London, 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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UK Student Photographer of the Year contest

United Kingdom students are invited to apply for Fujifilm's Student Photographer of the Year contest.

Here's how it works: Penguin Books is looking for a new image to feature on the cover of Rachel Carson’s  Silent Spring, a highly-acclaimed bestselling book that documented detrimental effects of pesticides on the environment, particularly on birds.

Contest entrants must submit a photograph that captures the significance of this book’s subject: the human destruction of our environment. And the image must be shot on Fujifilm Professional film and must fit the book jacket layout. Images must be taken between 1 September 2008 and 28 February 2009.

There's no fee to apply and the deadline is February 28. The winner will receive 200 pounds worth of free film along with the "Student Photographer of the Year" title. Apply online.

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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Sunday, February 1, 2009

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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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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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Journalism fellowship @ Oxford U.

January 28th is the deadline to apply for a journalism fellowship program at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellowship Programme "offers fully-funded fellowships to well established mid-career journalists from throughout the world." Applicants must have at least 5 years experience in journalism and be proficient in English.

Fellowships may run from 3 to 9 months. Fellows research and write a paper on a topic they propose in their application. Awards may include travel expenses, accommodation and a modest living allowance.

For more info, visit the fellowship's official website.

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

How to get a job in the U.K. media

The Independent, a large British daily newspaper, has put together various articles on getting a job in the U.K. media, including:
These are just some of the many and varied careers covered in the newspaper's handy Career Planning section.

-Mark Grabowski

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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

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