Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Charity looking for journalism helpers

The charity, Medical Detection Dogs, are looking for journalists to join their small team to support the production of charity publications including our magazine, newsletters, website, puppy/dog updates and social media content.

Ideal candidates will have some experience in journalism and/or writing articles, conducting interviews would be an advantage too. Knowledge of writing for children may also be useful.

Preferably creative, innovative, a quick-thinker, good teamwork skills and committed to completing tasks effectively and on time. This role mainly involves:

  • Generating ideas for stories/features based on our projects and following leads from news, public media, press conferences and other sources.
  • Attending relevant events on behalf of Medical Detection Dogs.
  • Researching and collating evidence and information to support a story using relevant
  • information sources (internet, archives, databases etc.
  • Assist in writing scripts for videos, reports, voiceovers etc.
  • Exercising editorial judgement on the best angle to approach a story from;
  • Identifying potential interviewees for stories, briefing them, preparing interview questions and conducting both live and recorded interviews

Please note that this is a voluntary, unpaid position. However, we will cover pre-approved expenses.

For further information please contact Claire Akehurst:

claire.akehurst@medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk or telephone 01243 839306

Sniff, the charity magazine can be viewed here

See our journalism course

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