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Want to help with AMMPE's social media presence?

Apr
25

Do you love social media? do you take pride in carefully crafted instastories? Do you want some CV experience running accounts for a big organisation? The Worlwide Association for Women Writers and Journalists' biannual conference is coming to the UK Nov 6-9 and we need some help! The Centre for Journalism is one of 4 partner organisations getting things ready. We are on twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn but need help keeping it updated. Maybe even coming up with an Instagram account. 

We are looking for volunteers to help beef up our online presence. This is an unpaid position that will cover expenses if needed, but it also gives you privileged access to the conference in November. So many incredible journalists will be there. You wouldn't be left alone: our lecturer Laura Garcia will be coordinating and guiding the people who are chosen for this. 

INTERESTED? Please send an email to l.garcia@kent.ac.uk with a couple of ideas of things that we could do for AMMPE's social media presence. Men and women are welcome to apply for the position. Deadline to express interest is May11th, 2018. 

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APPLY for two work placements at BBC South East Today

Apr
20

The good folks at BBC South East Today have offered two of our students work experience placements in their Tunbridge Wells newsroom. This is an incredible opportunity for anybody interested in working in broadcast. Both our MA and BA soon-to-be graduates can apply. 

Interested? All you have to do is USE THE FORMAT ATTACHED to write up a story idea for BBC South East, explain why it fits their format and give us a shot list of how you would shoot it. This means you need to watch their programme, get to know their style, the stories they cover, etc. 

Email your proposal to Laura Garcia on l.garcia@kent.ac.uk and use the format provided here. You need to click on the story to see the whole post - the downloadable format is there.  DEADLINE: 9th of May, 2018  midnight.  

 

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WANTED: Broadcast Journalist

Mar
26

The KMTV news team has an exciting full-time opportunity available for the right candidate. The successful applicant will join a professional news team, helping to produce its flagship programme ‘Kent Tonight’, as well as other shows including ‘Team Talk’, ‘Chris & Co’, ‘Paul On Politics’ and ‘BASSed in Kent’. Part of this role will include assisting the technical coordinator in the maintenance of broadcast critical aspects of the channel, as well as scheduling content. Interested? Keep reading.

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Apply now for Buzzfeed's paid London Fellowship

Mar
15

The BuzzFeed Fellowship is a three-month programme for aspiring writers, editors, and content creators eager to master the tools and techniques of the social web.

We are especially interested in hearing from writers who:

  • have a proven background in writing about parenting; or food; or nostalgia;
  • have illustration experience;
  • have an interest in working across multiple social platforms.

Over the course of the programme you will learn how to create shareable social content. This includes writing and editing posts tailored to BuzzFeed's audience, and exploring how people share on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and other social sites. Buzzfeed are looking to hire a small group of fellows for a three month period —  these will be paid positions based in our London office. At the end of the fellowship they hope to hire one fellow in a full-time position as a Staff Writer!!!!!! Interested? Get more info here.

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Looking for a job? The KM is looking for journalists!

Mar
14
BROADCAST JOURNALIST - KMFM
We're looking for a journalist to join our award-winning team, writing and reading  bulletins on kmfm. You will work closely with our programming team and other journalists throughout the KM Group and help provide content and story ideas for KentOnline and KMTV. If you think you're the person for us send a CV and current demo bulletin to Nicola Everett, Radio News Editor - neverett@thekmgroup.co.uk
 
MULTIMEDIA REPORTERS - SHEERNESS & MAIDSTONE

KM Media Group is looking for two talented multimedia reporters to join the news teams in Maidstone and Sheerness. Ideally you'll be a qualified reporter with news room experience, but we will consider talented trainees with the right attitude - though you must have NCTJ preliminary qualifications, including 100wpm shorthand and hold a full clean driving licence.While predominantly writing for print and online, you'll be given training to work across all multimedia platforms, including radio and TV.The Kent Messenger position is for a fixed-term of up to 12 months based at our Maidstone office, while the post at our Sheerness office is full-time with the patch covering Sittingbourne and the Isle of Sheppey. Please apply to editor Denise Eaton via deaton@thekmgroup.co.uk

CHIEF REPORTER - MEDWAY MESSENGER
As well as giving the ideal person a real hands-on role in shaping the local news agenda, it offers a chance to news edit the award-winning KentOnline website and two Medway Messenger editions. You will be comfortable working in print, but be a fully fledged multi-media reporter keen on playing your part online and on our kmfm radio station and the recently-launched KMTV local TV station.As well as helping the newsdesk, you will be prepared to lead by example and coach more junior members of staff.
The ideal candidate will be fully qualified with a full driving licence. Above all, we're looking for ideas and lots of them.

For more details, email editor Matt Ramsden on mramsden@thekmgroup.co.uk

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Happy International Women's Day from AMMPE!

Mar
08

What is AMMPE you ask? It's the Worldwide Association for Women Writers and Journalists (the acronym is in Spanish). And we've got exciting news for you. The Centre for Journalism is going to be one of 4 host organisations for the upcoming XXIII World Congress of AMMPE in November 6-9. This event will bring together over 150 journalists and writers from all over the world to discuss the challenges and opportunites that face our industries. Our students will get a chance to meet world renowed journalists and writers, as well as help out during the conference.

Want to find out more? JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to get exciting updates on speakers, workshops and how to register to attend. 

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AWESOME 360 VIDEO OPPORTUNITY - apply by Monday 19th Feb at 5pm

Feb
16

The Centre has been offered the incredible opportunity to cover the Table Tennis World Cup in London next Friday the 23rd of February. We have been asked to produce a short 360 video about the event. 

Our lecturer Laura Garcia is looking for TWO ASSISTANTS to help plan, shoot and edit this project. 

Want to get in on it? Send a paragraph with a proposal on how to cover this event in 360 video by Monday 19th Feb at 5pm to l.garcia@kent.ac.uk

EVERYBODY can apply - Yr3's we can rearrange your solo newsday to Thursday. Expenses will be covered.

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Your Experience Matters!

Nov
06

What do you want from your experience at Kent?  If you are a 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate student, please come to a focus group discussion to tell us!

Discussions for students from the Centre for Journalism will be held at: Wednesday, 22 November, 2017, 13:30, Gillingham Building Room 4-12. 

Also you get FREE LUNCH!!! Find out more and sign up under: 

https://studentexperienceproject.weebly.com

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It's newsday time! Follow Kent Echo News

Oct
06

It's that time of year again for our third year students to run their own publication. This time around they are producing a 24 page newspaper and running a website alongside it. Read their coverage on the Kent Echo News website or follow them on Twitter @KentEchoNews, Facebook or on Instagram @KentEchoNews

You can also get an exclusive behind the scenes peek into their newsroom by watching the video below.

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Join us for an interesting chat on data visualisation

Oct
05

Chris Applegate, who works in data visualisation at Buzzfeed UK is coming to give a chat about working with data, interactive storytelling and visualisation. Come join us in the main newsroom at 1pm.He helped to develop this incredible story about the 7/7 bombings and many more. 

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