Closed: VWEX: Virtual Work Experience for aspiring Journalists and Story-tellers with Young Academies Group

Young Academies Group

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The Young Academies Group - formally The Young Journalists’ Academy - provides training, mentoring and work experience to aspiring journalists and story-tellers aged 16-18-years old. We work with the leading media and publishers companies.

The week is packed with masterclasses from former students who have gone on to work in the media and publishing industry, from The Sunday Times to Penguin DK. You’ll also spend time with an editor.

Throughout the week, the masterclasses will support you to produce your own feature story, which you can write, podcast or film. Alongside this you will get workshops in CV writing and interview skills. And if you love it, you can continue to work with us.

Don’t worry if you are new to this. You don’t need to have previous experience. We’re just looking for students with an inquisitiveness. If you’re nosey, that’s a good sign! We want students who will ask questions, however silly they think they are, and who will take on the challenge of creating a feature with enthusiasm and an open mind.

The week’s highlights include:

-- Learn how to interview with a young journalist at The Sunday Times. Then try out your skills with an editor!

-- Learn how to sub and proof your own work with a young journalist from The Sun.

-- Develop your feature story with a young journalist from The Times.

-- Media training from a programme producer at Sky.

-- Create a marketing plan with a young publicist from Penguin DK.

Placement Notes

PLEASE NOTE: This placement is a VIRTUAL placement and does NOT require students to attend a physical office. Details about how to access the placement will be sent to students when they are successful.

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Understanding more about the sector
Communication Skills
Document writing
Interpersonal skills

Great For Students Who Are:


Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
Tell me an opinion you hold back on saying because you are afraid it will be unpopular.

Tell me about a time you achieved something you didn’t think you could.

Tell me an interesting story about one of your family members or close friends.