Frequently asked questions

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.

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

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