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Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
Salary or training bursary: London Living Wage
3 Months
Company:The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Open to all
Apply by:31/01/2021 - 23:59
Start date:Spring 2021

The Bureau Fellowship

Do you want to tell stories that matter? Don’t miss this new and exciting opportunity to work for the largest not-for-profit news organisation in the UK…

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that holds power to account. Founded in 2010 by David and Elaine Potter, they tackle big subjects through deep reporting that uncovers the truth. Their aim is to inform the public about the realities of power in today's world. They are particularly concerned with the undermining of democratic processes and failures to accord with fair, legal and transparent practices.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is excited to announce they are looking for candidates to apply for their exciting three-month fellowship programme starting in Spring 2021. As a Bureau Fellow, you will be immersed within the organisation and allocated to an individual project such as Bureau Local, Environment, Data and AI stories, Global Health or Finance. Their staff of experienced journalists will also provide mentorship for you during the months before you start at the Bureau.

What you will learn

  • First-hand experience of working on investigations and you can expect to play a meaningful role in the team
  • Fact-checking and how the Bureau give the subjects of their investigations a fair right to reply
  • How an investigation begins and how it gets to its conclusion as well as how to solve problems and grab opportunities

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

  • Great enthusiasm to work for a newsroom with a focus on rigorous and ground-breaking investigative journalism that drives impact and positive change
  • Interest in developing a career in journalism
  • Ability to thrive in a team and bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the organisation
  • Demonstrable evidence of a commitment to journalism; articles for the student paper or journals, blogs or films or podcasts etc
  • You do not need to have a journalism degree, but you should be a graduate or in the last year of your degree

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

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