The Bruce Page Fellowship is designed for Black journalists who are just starting out in their careers and are legally permitted to work in the UK. As a Bruce Page Fellow, you will collaborate with reporters, editors, production teams, and impact teams to look into issues that relate to the environment, global health, big technology, enablers, and bureau local.
You will gain experience developing and protecting sources, producing community-engaged journalism, structuring and writing articles, fact-checking content, and identifying and pitching stories through the process of researching and reporting a story as well as other training and learning opportunities. Additionally, you can anticipate having access to other specialized skills such as data analysis and financial journalism. This fellowship will begin in October 2023 and last for one year.
- The salary is £27,000 per annum.
- Open to early career or entry-level Black journalists who have the right to work in the UK.
- Candidates are not required to have a degree, or prior professional training in journalism but should have some complementary experience in research, writing and/or community engagement.
- In The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) newsroom they value collaboration, communication and teamwork and are looking for someone who wants to work as a part of a group, not in isolation.
- Useful skills to have for this role include: in-depth research, working with Excel or Google Sheets, community engagement, writing in English, clear organisation, good time management, excellent at communicating and presenting information to others, as well as networking with peers, experts and members of the public.
To be considered for the role, they ask that you submit the following:
- A cover letter (500 words or less) that addresses the following:
- Why do you want to work at TBIJ? What is it about the work they do and/or their place in UK media that you want to be a part of?
- Tell them why you are interested in being a journalist and what relevant experience or skills you have that make you a good fit for this role.
- What unique perspectives and skills do you bring to the role?
- A story pitch (200 words or less) that fits in with TBIJ’s current project areas and mission.
- Your CV: career experience, qualifications, education, and special skills, languages or training.
- Up to 2 samples of your work (URL or upload):
- Eg. writing, journalism, investigations, blogs, videos, audio, academic papers, or other sources of media that you have led on or contributed to that exemplify how you work.