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Would You Like To Become A Star Reporter?

Would You Like To Become A Star Reporter?

Could you be the next Nikki Fox? ( pictured ). The Star newspaper in Sheffield is looking for people from under-represented communities – including disabled people – who would like the chance to become a journalist for them.

As part of a new scheme, the Community News Project, newspapers around the country are hoping to find new recruits who care about what goes on around them, wish their community had a louder voice and want to make a difference. Two of these people will be employed in The Star’s city centre newsroom.

Previous journalism experience or education is not essential and flexible arrangements will be considered for the right candidates. The main role will be to engage with people in specific communities to curate, collate and create content relevant to them. If you get the job you will build and act as the point of contact for online communities by engaging with and seeking out content either written by you or from members of those communities.

Successful candidates will also receive digital journalism training as well as National Council for the Training of Journalists tuition to become a fully-fledged and qualified journalist. If you apply you will need to have at least five GCSEs with Maths and English at a C or above (or equivalent).

If you’re interested you can email editor Nancy Fielder at nancyfielder@jpmedia.co.uk with your CV and a letter saying why you would like the job. She will also be at the Virgin Money Lounge on Fargate from 3.30pm-5.30pm on Thursday, March 14, to answer any questions you may have.

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