Following a successful pilot scheme last year, we’re thrilled to announce the return of the Journo Resources Fellowship, thanks to the continued support of both The Printing Charity and The Society of Editors. Applications are now open for the scheme until January 1, and subject to further fundraising, we hope to take on between six to 12 fellows to work with us for the next six months.
The Journo Resources Fellowship is an intensive scheme to support people looking for their first break in journalism. It offers a paid commission for our website, bespoke training in both job hunting and reporting skills, 1-2-1 mentoring, and a supportive community to help you take your first steps within the journalism industry.
Since last year, more than half of our fellows have gone onto further work within the journalism industry, working at a range of publications including PA Media, the BBC, and Newsquest. This scheme is open to anyone who wants to be a journalist and is based in the UK. If you are still studying, you must have less than one year left on your course. There are no upper ages limits, you don’t have to have studied a journalism qualification, or indeed gone to university at all.
We’re looking for people who are passionate about making their way into the journalism industry and are ready to make their next steps into paid work. You might have just finished studying, you might be looking for a career change, you might have been looking for a while. You can’t already have a full or part-time job within journalism, or a year or more to go in your studies.