Apply to Youth4Regions – the EU programme for aspiring journalists

The European Commission is looking for participants for the third edition of Youth4Regions - the programme for aspiring journalists. If you are interested in our fully-funded EU training programme, we encourage you to apply by sending:

  • a short original article (400-1000 words), or
  • a short video (2 – 3 minutes)

on a project that has been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund or Cohesion Fund.

The short article or the short video you would like to send to us needs to be original and not published before.

The winners will be invited to Brussels between 6 - 11 October 2019 for a full week of;

  • training on journalism and EU affairs,
  • working together with established journalists,
  • networking with the EU institutions, European media and fellow peers, and more.
  • The European Commission will cover travel and accommodation!

Upon completion of the programme participants will become part of the Youth4Regions Alumni, a pan-European network of future journalists interested in EU affairs.

The application period is open until 15 July 2019 at 17:00 (CET). Apply now!

The Music Man Project is looking for a podcast producer!

The Music Man Project is a music education service specifically for people with learning disabilities and they are looking for a podcast producer! They're on a mission to reverse perceptions about people with a learning disability, which so often focuses on what we can’t do and on what we need.  

A little while ago, they  came up with the idea of having a MMP Podcast.  The idea would be to create a 'magazine' type programme with

  • Interviews with students, families, carers,  professionals etc
  • A 'desert island disc' type spot where the students talk about their favourite music.
  • Raising some really important issues. Talk about the difficult moments as well as the great moments for families affected by disability - giving voice to some of the wonderfully funny students they know
  • report from events, interview celebrities, law makers etc…. the possibilities are endless!!
  • As well as regular features like a MMP recording to start and 'Music is Magic' to end.

On Monday 15th April (only 3 weeks away!) they will be taking over 200 of our musicians from across the UK to the iconic Royal Albert Hall where we will be performing to an audience of around 4000 people. This will top every achievement so far. They aim to educate and inspire the general public with our talent, enthusiasm and musical expression.

Interested? Contact
Sarah Mann -
Tel: 07909 515439

Travelmag looking for a Kent-based writer (PAID!)

Independent travel website are looking for a Kent-based part-time writer keen to gain some travel writing experience and bylines following their studies. Under the regular supervision of a senior TravelMag writer, the successful candidate will research and write travel-related articles on the best of the best in specific destinations around the world. Articles will cover themes such as “The best festivals and fairs in…” “Unique things to do in…” and “The best  boutique hotels in…”

There may also be opportunities for the candidate to contribute long-form feature articles to the website.

Pay will be article-based, ranging from £30-£70 per article. Check out our website at:

Role: Part-time writer (approx 1 day per week)

Location: Home-based, with option of co-working in Faversham

Please note: This role may require some travel to Faversham in Kent to work alongside a senior TravelMag writer.

If you’re interested in this role, please email telling me about yourself, any writing experience you’ve had (including samples if available) and what your journalistic/writing ambitions are. Please also advise on your availability over the coming months.

Submit your work to the AA Gill Award for Emerging Food Critics

The Sunday Times has launched an annual award for unpublished writers on food in honour of AA Gill, the acclaimed writer, restaurant reviewer and television critic, who died in 2016. Gill’s philosophy of life, spirit of adventure and delight in mischief was reflected in his articles. He believed “criticism” was an undervalued skill, inspiring us to find the next emerging critic. In his book Pour Me: A Life, he wrote: “Criticism is like being able to unbake a cake. When people fatuously ask why I don’t write constructive criticism, I tell them there is no such thing. Critics do deconstructive criticism.”

The aim of the award is to offer a launch pad to previously unknown writers based in the UK. All entries must take the form of a review. AA Gill became a writer after an early career as an artist, so the prize is open to people of all ages over 21. Amateur critics who have published their own unpaid work on websites are welcome, but not employed food writers. If you fit these criteria, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Entries must be between 1,000 and 1,200 words, the length of Gill’s restaurant reviews. Heavily dyslexic, Gill transcribed his copy over the phone, and in recognition of this, entrants will not be judged on their spelling or grammar. The winner will receive a prize of £5,000 and the winning review will be published in The Dish, the food section of The Sunday Times Magazine. Two runners-up will receive a prize of £500 and £250 respectively and will be invited to the awards ceremony in June.

DEADLINE  April 17. More info here. 

So you want to write about politics - this is your chance!

Do you understand the ins and outs of parliamentary procedure? Do you know your customs union from your single market? The CFJ has been tipped off of an amazing opportunity with a new political reporting platform. 

This is an exciting, creative role for a young political reporter to shape a new, hopefully high-profile project. It's led by former BBC journo Sam Bright and looks mighty exciting. 

Have a look at the full job description here:


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