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 -  mmpkent@gmail.com
www.themusicmanproject.com
Tel: 07909 515439

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

Independent travel website TravelMag.com 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: https://www.travelmag.com

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 paulj@travelmag.com 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:

https://www.cisionjobs.co.uk/job/91642/political-news-platform-reporter/

Happy International Women's Day

Today we celebrate the inspiring role models like Sophy Ridge who come and share their stories, all the women who risk their lives to speak truth to power, and our past and current amazing students who will be writing the headlines of tomorrow. Our lecturer Laura Garcia has put together a list of 19 trailblazing journalists who have covered conflict, corruption, human rights, abuses, war, etc. Have a look and get inspired! Check out the Twitter thread here. 


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