Fancy a reporting trip to this year's #March4Women?

Looking for something exciting to do on Sunday 3rd of March? Men, women, everybody's welcome. I am planning to attend and cover it for a couple of Mexican outlets and if you're still looking for portfolio stories this could be a cool thing to go do! The March starts at 12pm and then it culminates in an hour long event in Central Hall Westminster that you need to buy a 5 pound ticket for. Covering protests, demonstrations and marches is an important part of journalist's work. We could do a little unofficial field trip and train up from Medway together. Interested? I'm not hard to find =)

Submit your work to a SPA Award 2019

The UK and Ireland’s top awards for student newspapers and magazines are back.

With 21 categories, the SPA Awards recognise work at all levels of student publications. This year sees the inclusion of new awards for scientific and human rights journalism, as well as the dedication of our Outstanding Commitment Award to SPA honorary member Billy Dowling-Reid.

Results will be announced at the 2019 National Conference at the University of York, with shortlists released beforehand. You can find more details about the Conference, including ticket information, here.

How to enter

Submit your entries via this Google Form. The deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Thursday 7 March.

Make sure to include a link or other evidence of publication when submitting your entry

If you have any questions, or problems with the submission process, contact the awards team at awards@spajournalism.com

Rules

  • The deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Thursday 7 March. Any work submitted after this time will not be accepted.
  • Only students of the current academic year (2018/19) or who have graduated in the past year are eligible to enter the awards.
  • All work entered must have been published between 16 March 2018 and 7 March 2019 for a student publication in the UK or Ireland.
  • Any publication entering must be a member of the Student Publication Association by the time the deadline for submissions passes.

JOB ALERT! Iliffe Media is on the hunt for two senior journalists

Iliffe Media, the UK’s fastest-growing independent publisher, has vacancies at two of its offices in the East Midlands.

  • The Newark Advertiser is looking for an inspirational news editor to help lead the day to day operation. We are also seeking either a senior reporter or an exceptional trainee to join the team.
  • The Stamford Mercury is also looking for a senior reporter with the potential to step up to a newsdesk role when required.

Both titles are proud to be at the heart of their communities and have long histories - the Mercury is the UK’s oldest continually-published newspaper.

Calling all news junkies! The FT is looking for a Trainee Reporter

The team at FT Specialist are looking for a Trainee Reporter to join their busy team. This position is for an initial 18 months, but there may be an opportunity for a permanent position at the end of the traineeship for the right person.

FT Specialist (part of the Financial Times Group) is home to 15 different products catering for various segments of the business information world, from high level executives in the banking and pensions industries to financial advisers and personal investors. They publish across print, digital, video and audio and host a series of events both in the UK and globally.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience within different areas of the business and will join a team of 80 journalists based in London, and a total of 150 worldwide, writing for a diverse range of audiences. During this internship, they will also be able to complete a professional journalism qualification.

If you are looking for the chance to be mentored by award-winning journalists and develop your skills in this field, the FT would love to hear from you! Want to know more? CLICK HERE

The Newark Advertiser is looking for people!

The Newark Advertiser is looking for a chief reporter and reporter to join its busy newsroom.

The successful candidates will be highly motivated, have strong news gathering skills and be able to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. A strong news sense is vital, as is the ability to provide accurate clean copy for both print and online.Building a strong online audience is crucial so the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of social media. A full driving licence is essential.

The chief reporter will be responsible for leading our team of journalists, guiding our trainees and seniors to create scintillating stories as well as helping to structure the paper and production process, from dummy to deadline.You will need to be methodical and meticulous and have a thorough legal knowledge.

The Advertiser, part of Iliffe Media, is at the heart of the Nottinghamshire community it has served for more than 160 years, publishing a two-edition paid-for weekly newspaper and its associated website.Iliffe Media is a growing, independent company with a proud history in local media. We think the printed newspaper is as important as its digital future, but it has to be local and relevant.

Interested? CVs and a covering letter should be sent to the editor Sharon Hodkin – s.hodkin@iliffepublishing.co.uk no later than January 28.

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