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Contract: 12 months full-time (with the possibility of extension or promotion to a permanent journalist role after 12 months)
Location: Home-based
Salary: £20,000 pa

ArtsProfessional is the UK’s leading online B2B magazine serving the arts and cultural sector. With a popular website, a series of weekly e-bulletins and solid social media presence, we aim to serve professionals working in or with the arts sector, across the full spectrum of art forms. 

Especially known for our investigative journalism and in-depth research-based coverage of key issues facing the sector, we report on subjects ranging from arts funding, workforce diversity, and cultural policy, to financial management, audience development and income generation.   

We are now looking to boost our editorial output by appointing a talented and ambitious trainee news journalist to contribute to our small editorial team. A fixed term contract is offered in the first instance, with the potential for promotion to a permanent journalist role after 12 months.

What does the role involve?

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to work in a fascinating niche area covering a range of business-related sector-specific subject matter for publication online and through social media.

The successful candidate will be working with the News Editor and Commissioning Editor as part of a very small team, and will be given opportunities to stretch themselves to take on new challenges, as well as cover routine tasks.

The role will involve drafting clear, compelling and accurate copy; searching online sources and social media for leads; conducting interviews; editing draft content; uploading content to our Drupal based site; posting to social media; and sourcing images from photo libraries.

Is this the job for you?

We are looking for an individual with a ‘first time right’ approach to writing and editing high quality content. This role, which will involve home working for the foreseeable future, will suit a keen self-starter capable of working both independently and as a team player. It requires a thorough knowledge of the professional standards required of a news journalist, and the successful candidate will have a journalism degree or professional qualification, or be working towards one. Some work experience or previous employment in news journalism is essential, as is some familiarity with the basics of digital publishing. 

Sounds like the job for you? Then take a look at the Job Pack for more details of the company, the role, and the qualities we’re looking for. 

Trainee Journalist Job Pack

Please apply by email to liz@artsprofessional.co.uk 

  1. Send a full CV which should include links to examples of your portfolio of writing online (or alternatively, please attach files with example of your work that has been published in print). 
  2. Include a cover letter explaining why you think you would be a good fit for this role and for our organisation. 
  3. Respond to the two short tasks in Appendix 1 and 2 of the Job Pack. (Please note these tasks are an important part of the selection process and they must be completed before you will be considered for interview).  

Deadline for receipt of applications and writing tasks:  5pm Friday 14th May