The Stationers' Crown Wood Academy is keen to hire a CfJ student to make a short video (c. 2 minutes) to promote the facilities and opportunities available in their new Digital Media Centre. Emma Smith, Deputy Principal of the Academy, which is located on the Greenwich Peninsula, would like a classy piece of film including shots of students at work, brief interviews etc.
Dominic Bowers, Newsquest's head of content at the Colchester Gazette (and a series of six paid-for weeklies in north Essex) is looking for an NCTJ qualified reporter. The successful candidate will work across the titles and could be based in Colchester, Clacton or Braintree. It is a busy news patch and reporters are encouraged to go out and find stories. The newspapers cover all the things you need to pass the NQJ e.g. Crown and magistrates courts, inquests, council meetings etc. The trainee salary is £16,700 and rises to £22,000 when reporters obtain the NQJ.
For the second year in succession, Quentin Smith, Editor of BBC South East Today, has agreed to take two exceptional students from the Centre, one third year undergraduate and one MA student, on placement this summer. These placements will be based in the BBC South East newsroom in Tunbridge Wells.
South East Today is a winner of the Royal Television Society award for best regional news programme. It routinely secures a larger audience than Newsnight.
Every student and member of staff in the Centre is cordially invited to attend the 2017 Bob Friend Memorial Lecture and to celebrate Emma Rae Woodhouse's achievement in winning the 2017 Bob Friend Memorial Schilarship.This year's lecturer is Ed Conway, Economics Editor of Sky News. His topic is: Trump, Brexit the mainstream media and how to save it. Please join Emma and Ed in the Royal Dockyard Church at 7pm on Thursday 2nd March.
Many thanks to every student who submitted an entry to this year's competitition. The standard was exceptionally high. However, the panel has reached a unanimous decision. The shortlisted candidates who wlll travel to Sky's Millbank studios in central London on Friday for interview and test are: Bernardita Botto, Duarte Dias, George Nixon and Emma Rae Woodhouse.