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The Guardian: Positive Action Scheme 2017


About The Positive Action Scheme

The Guardian believes there should be a better representation of our diverse society in journalism, and each summer offers placements for two to three weeks for students or graduates.This year our London office is running a scheme for BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) applicants.

Successful applicants will learn about different aspects of the profession – gaining an insight into the workings of a number of sections across the newspaper and website, such as Features, Society and Multimedia. You’ll also have an experienced journalist as a mentor to offer advice on careers in journalism.

Criteria
To be considered for a placement you must be at least 18, an EEA resident with the right to work or train in the UK and able to demonstrate a genuine interest in for journalism – for example, serious involvement in student journalism, work experience on local/specialist media, or an impressive personal website or blog. The aim of the scheme is to introduce aspiring journalists to an editorial environment. For this reason we regret that professional journalists are not eligible to apply for these placements. Those who have received a previous placement at GNM are not eligible.

Please attach all of the following within ONE document:

Part 1) Your current CV.

Part 2) A covering note explaining in 150 words why you would like the placement, stating clearly why you qualify for a minority-focused scheme and how you would add diversity to our organisation.

Part 3) Please write a 400-word feature or comment article on a current issue which you believe will be of interest to Guardian readers.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 27th March 2017 for this scheme.

https://workforus.theguardian.com/jobs/kin0000z7/

 

*Positive action is covered by section 158 of the Equality Act 2010

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