We’re pleased to say we are looking for young journalists to work on the site on a day-to-day basis.
This is not like last September when we had a complete overhaul of those who write for the site. Jonathan, Natalie, Hannah and Jon will all be involved in the site for the foreseeable future – we just want some new people to work alongside them.
Also, this time we’re not just looking for people who can write – we’re looking for all sorts of aspiring journalists to work with us.
Think you could improve how we use social media? Apply. Want to help us produce more multimedia content? Apply. Whatever your skills, we want someone who’s capable of talking critically about journalism and frankly about their own chances of getting a career in the media.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for clued-up, switched-on people who are committed to becoming journalists. We would like people who can bring ideas and be creative as well as working well within a small team. All routes/desired destinations in the industry (magazine, online, broadcast, newspaper) are welcome. Location is not an issue.
We need people who are 100% committed to the site and their work. That might mean staying up till 1am if needs be to write that piece you promised you’d write and it might mean juggling things with friends to meet the other Hacks for a drink to talk about how the site is progressing. In a busy week we might do 8 hours of hacks stuff (1.5hrsish each day) so if that’s too much, maybe this isn’t for you.
What we can offer
Being part of the Wannabe Hacks team shows you’re engaged, interested and invested in journalism and where it is going.
It’s a really good platform to write from and a great chance to get your name out there. The five original Wannabe Hacks are working at The Times, Guardian, Daily Mail and Huffington Post. Hannah, Jon and Emily have all bagged jobs since becoming part of the team. We’re constantly hearing about how writing guest posts for the site looked great on their CV and helped get interviews and full-time positions.
We have good working relationships with many people and employers in the industry and those who work for Wannabe Hacks get opportunities to be involved in events such as the Guardian Open Weekend and news:rewired.
Most of all this is a chance for you to join a project which has built a solid foundation over the past two years but has real potential to grow. Most of those who have been ‘Hacks’ in the past are still involved and we all want to work with some bright, talented wannabes to improve the site and make it bigger and better.
Tomorrow we will be telling you how to apply.
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