The Community News Project is a partnership between Facebook, local news publishers and the NCTJ, which is creating around 82 new community reporter roles in newsrooms around underserved areas in England, Scotland and Wales. See below for answers to our frequently asked questions.
Frequently asked questions
Reach, Newsquest, JPIMedia, Archant, Midland News Association, The Barnsley Chronicle, Baylis Media, KM Group and Newbury News
We are looking for those with talent and a passion for community journalism. You do need to have at least 5 GCSEs with Maths and English at a C or above (or equivalent). Those who have already achieved the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism will be at an advantage as they will be employed at a higher salary
No, but it is an advantage. The publishers want people who can reflect their communities and understand the issues they face
Applications are opening now and all jobs will be published by the NCTJ here as and when they become available, and on the websites of our publishing partners
You will need to apply to the relevant newspaper. Click here for links.
Jobs will be available straight away, but can also be held open for accepted applicants until they finish their NCTJ studies
Those without the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism will receive training to achieve the qualification. Those who have passed the diploma will work towards the National Qualification in Journalism for community journalists