APPLY for two work placements at BBC South East Today

Apr
20

The good folks at BBC South East Today have offered two of our students work experience placements in their Tunbridge Wells newsroom. This is an incredible opportunity for anybody interested in working in broadcast. Both our MA and BA soon-to-be graduates can apply. 

Interested? All you have to do is USE THE FORMAT ATTACHED to write up a story idea for BBC South East, explain why it fits their format and give us a shot list of how you would shoot it. This means you need to watch their programme, get to know their style, the stories they cover, etc. 

Email your proposal to Laura Garcia on l.garcia@kent.ac.uk and use the format provided here. You need to click on the story to see the whole post - the downloadable format is there.  DEADLINE: 9th of May, 2018  midnight.  

 

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All rise for an impressive set of NCTJ court reporting exam results

Apr
11

Hearty congratulations to the MA and BA students at the CfJ who sat their NCTJ court reporting exams last month. There were 33 passes, of which 14 were at grade A and 14 at grade B. Particular mention goes to those students who got into the 80s with their marks: Alice Hamilton-Beer (86%); Emma Biginelli (86%); Laerke Christensen (84%);  and Kenneth Sanchez Gonzales (80%).

Thanks to Sarah Fuller for getting everybody up to speed in spite of snow disruption and various other interruptions to the timetable this term.

 

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WANTED: Broadcast Journalist

Mar
26

The KMTV news team has an exciting full-time opportunity available for the right candidate. The successful applicant will join a professional news team, helping to produce its flagship programme ‘Kent Tonight’, as well as other shows including ‘Team Talk’, ‘Chris & Co’, ‘Paul On Politics’ and ‘BASSed in Kent’. Part of this role will include assisting the technical coordinator in the maintenance of broadcast critical aspects of the channel, as well as scheduling content. Interested? Keep reading.

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MA student Laura Trussell nominated for prestigious Hugo Young Award

Mar
23

Huge congratulations to MA multimedia journalism student Laura Trussell, who last night attended The Guardian's Hugo Young Awards as one of the nominees.

The prestigious award, designed to honour one of the greats of Guardian journalism, is designed to encourage "fresh voices, new perspectives and good writing which, now more than ever, are essential to the future of quality, independent political journalism".

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Trainee Reporters wanted at the KM

Mar
22

Love breaking news? Fancy starting your career at the UK's only genuine multimedia company? This could be the opportunity you've been waiting for. KM Media Group is one of the UK's biggest independent publishers and now we are looking for reporters with a thirst for news to join our team at offices across Kent.

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Reporting Conflict revision class

Mar
22

For all Reporting conflict students

Please come to a short revision session on Monday 26 March at 1.30pm in the main UG newsroom.

Richard

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2018 Daily Mail Scholarships

Mar
22

I'm very pleased to be able to confirm that Associated Newspapers have agreed to award two Daily Mail Scholarships in the Centre this year: a postgraduate scholarship for one student studying the MA in Multimedia Journalism and an undergraduate scholarship for one final year student on the BA in Journalism.

Each scholarship is worth £5,000 and the chance to do work experience at the Daily Mail. Winning one of these awards gives you a unique opportunity to make yourself known to a top employer. One of last year’s winners works as a reporter at the Daily Mail.

How can you win?  Contestants should submit an original news story of not fewer than 550 words and not more than 1000 words suitable for publication in the print edition of the Daily Mail. All submissions to be submitted to Nicola's office by noon on Tuesday 8th May 2018. Each submission should be accompanied by a cover sheet giving your name, the degree for which you are studying and a telephone number at which you can be reached.

Plainly you need to read the print edition of the Daily Mail and to make yourself familiar with its style and editoriual agenda. Note, please, that the requirment is for an original news story, not a comment piece or feature. For additional advice, please feel free to consult me, Angela,  Ian, Rob or Ron. Good luck!  

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Bloomberg TV is looking for a desk/field producer in London!

Mar
21

Bloomberg Television/Radio is looking a highly motivated, hard-working producer to join our London News Desk! It's one of the rare oportunities here that doesn't require several years of experience, just some major enthusiasm for TV and business journalism as well as the willingness to work early mornings. 

The job involves providing production support to our live TV and radio broadcasts, producing and managing the edits of pre-recorded interviews and field producing at news events in Europe, Africa and Middle East. 

So if you want to work with an amazing team, break some news and travel the world - APPLY!

You can find more info on the role here and feel free to contact me at amorris114@bloomberg.net

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Apply now for Buzzfeed's paid London Fellowship

Mar
15

The BuzzFeed Fellowship is a three-month programme for aspiring writers, editors, and content creators eager to master the tools and techniques of the social web.

We are especially interested in hearing from writers who:

  • have a proven background in writing about parenting; or food; or nostalgia;
  • have illustration experience;
  • have an interest in working across multiple social platforms.

Over the course of the programme you will learn how to create shareable social content. This includes writing and editing posts tailored to BuzzFeed's audience, and exploring how people share on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and other social sites. Buzzfeed are looking to hire a small group of fellows for a three month period —  these will be paid positions based in our London office. At the end of the fellowship they hope to hire one fellow in a full-time position as a Staff Writer!!!!!! Interested? Get more info here.

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Looking for a job? The KM is looking for journalists!

Mar
14
BROADCAST JOURNALIST - KMFM
We're looking for a journalist to join our award-winning team, writing and reading  bulletins on kmfm. You will work closely with our programming team and other journalists throughout the KM Group and help provide content and story ideas for KentOnline and KMTV. If you think you're the person for us send a CV and current demo bulletin to Nicola Everett, Radio News Editor - neverett@thekmgroup.co.uk
 
MULTIMEDIA REPORTERS - SHEERNESS & MAIDSTONE

KM Media Group is looking for two talented multimedia reporters to join the news teams in Maidstone and Sheerness. Ideally you'll be a qualified reporter with news room experience, but we will consider talented trainees with the right attitude - though you must have NCTJ preliminary qualifications, including 100wpm shorthand and hold a full clean driving licence.While predominantly writing for print and online, you'll be given training to work across all multimedia platforms, including radio and TV.The Kent Messenger position is for a fixed-term of up to 12 months based at our Maidstone office, while the post at our Sheerness office is full-time with the patch covering Sittingbourne and the Isle of Sheppey. Please apply to editor Denise Eaton via deaton@thekmgroup.co.uk

CHIEF REPORTER - MEDWAY MESSENGER
As well as giving the ideal person a real hands-on role in shaping the local news agenda, it offers a chance to news edit the award-winning KentOnline website and two Medway Messenger editions. You will be comfortable working in print, but be a fully fledged multi-media reporter keen on playing your part online and on our kmfm radio station and the recently-launched KMTV local TV station.As well as helping the newsdesk, you will be prepared to lead by example and coach more junior members of staff.
The ideal candidate will be fully qualified with a full driving licence. Above all, we're looking for ideas and lots of them.

For more details, email editor Matt Ramsden on mramsden@thekmgroup.co.uk

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