The editor-in-chief of film and entertainment magazine, Empire, has put a call-out on Twitter for budding young journalists to sign up for a mentorship scheme, in order to gain work experience.
Terri White tweeted about the scheme last week, 19 October, explaining that eight Empire and Pilot TV journalists had signed up to the scheme and are looking for young journalists to mentor.
Very conscious of the 'can't get experience without experience' CIRCLE OF DOOM. So, eight EMPIRE/Pilot TV journalists have agreed to mentor a new writer each. It will be an hour per month and can be done remotely (ie you don't have to live in London/have money to travel)
— Terri White (@Terri_White) October 19, 2018
It is hoped that the mentorship scheme will enable young journalists from all backgrounds to gain skills and get feedback from established professionals working in magazine journalism.
Empire magazine printed its first issue in 1989, and has been producing hard hitting news and features on the film and television industry ever since. The mentorship scheme is perfect for those who are particularly interested in entertainment journalism, and want to write a variety of articles, including news, features and reviews.
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If you’d like to apply for the scheme, just email email@example.com introducing yourself and explaining why you’d like to be involved. Applications close 2 November, so make sure you get in touch ASAP to be considered.
Finding work experience in media and journalism can be tough. If you’re keen to gain work experience in journalism but are not quite sure where to start, look no further, because we can help you out. Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a CV and why you’d like to get involved with work experience.