Journalist-Volunteer

Job
from International Women's Initiative
Closing date: 20 Dec 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION

As a Journalist for The Lead you will contribute in the publication of timely and accurate news. An online magazine, The Lead seeks journalists that are skilled storytellers and relayers of fact, with the ability to lay bare truth in a manner that is bold and honest. Performed remotely.

RESPONSIBILITIES

▪ Must be able to submit a minimum of two (2) articles a month for publication;

▪ Verifies accuracy of facts and obtains supplemental material and additional details from files, reference libraries, and interviews with knowledgeable sources;

▪ Organises material and writes story conforming to specified length, style, and format requirements;

▪ Interview people in a range of different circumstances as needed;

▪ Build contacts to maintain a flow of news, for example, police and emergency services, local council, community groups, health trusts, press officers from a variety of organisations, the general public, etc;

▪ Work closely with The Lead team to produce concise and accurate copy according to our house style;

▪ Research and write feature articles, sometimes for subsidiary publications and supplements;

▪ Create news content for The Lead website.

REQUIREMENTS

▪ Proven writing and/or journalist experience

▪ Interest in women’s human rights and gender equality

▪ Strong listening skills

▪ Excellent writing ability, including the ability to write in different styles and to other people's direction

▪ Good research and analytical skills to gain an accurate understanding of the subject in question

▪ Organisational ability to manage multiple projects, often to tight deadlines

▪ Creative approach, both in coming up with ideas for new projects and for getting a message across innovatively

▪ Ability to work independently and flexibly

▪ Good attention to detail, including the ability to proof-read your own work

▪ Strong interpersonal skills as you will be working with a range of team members

▪ Highly self-motivated and able to work autonomously, take initiative and make decisions

▪ Excellent written English skills

How to apply:

To apply please forward your CV, cover letter and writing sample, or for more Information, email hello@iwi.org.uk