Do you care about what goes on around you, wish your community had a louder voice, and want to make a difference?
The Community News Project needs you. A partnership between Facebook, local news publishers and the NCTJ, the project is creating around 82 new community reporter roles in newsrooms around underserved areas in England, Scotland and Wales.
The publishers are looking for people who care about their communities, and want to make a difference in local communities.
We’re especially keen to hear from people who believe they can help make our newsrooms more representative of the communities they serve.
Previous journalism experience or education is not essential, but those who have already achieved the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism will be at an advantage as they will be employed at a higher salary.
Roles are opening now, but can also be held open for accepted applicants until they finish their NCTJ studies.
In November 2019, the NCTJ's research consultant Mark Spilsbury carried out an independent baseline evaluation report on the Community News Project. Click here to read the report.