The Printing Charity Supports Three Additional JR Fellowship Places

The Printing Charity Supports Three Additional JR Fellowship Places

Journo Resources is delighted to confirm it will be offering an extra three places on our inaugural fellowship scheme, thanks to the kind support of The Printing Charity.

The new scheme, which is aimed at those looking to start full-time work as journalists, offers one-to-one mentoring, online training, and the chance to create paid work for the Journo Resources website.

Applications to the scheme closed in July, with some 400 entries currently being reviewed. All applicants will receive feedback, with the final selections set to be made during early August.

“We’re really pleased to support the Journo Resources Fellowship, as we know how much of an impact the pandemic has had on career paths across the sector”, says Sophie Kirby, Head of Education & Partnerships at The Printing Charity.

“The charity is keen to help promote diversification in the journalism industry and these fellowships will allow rising stars a chance to develop their professional skills and take those important first steps into a journalism career.”

Combined with support from The Journalist’s Charity and The Society of Editors, this now brings the total number of places available on the scheme to nine.

“These fellowships will allow rising stars a chance to develop their professional skills and take those important first steps into a journalism career.”

Sophie Kirby, Head of Education & Partnerships, The Printing Charity

“I’m thrilled to be working with The Printing Charity to bring more people into the JR Fellowship scheme,” adds Jem Collins, Founder and Director of Journo Resources. “We’ve been overwhelmed by both the level of interest in this scheme and the quality of applications and this will help us open up opportunities to even more people.”

The Printing Charity are a national charity that aims to help those in the UK printing, paper, publishing, packaging, and graphic arts sector. They provide practical and emotional support for people in crisis, signpost to specialist services, and champion rising stars with their own awards scheme alongside support for sector-specific training.

The charity also runs two sheltered home schemes for people who have retired from the sector.

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