Shine Media Journalism Training Scheme

Tomorrow’s News Star

Do you think you have what it takes to be tomorrow’s next news star?           Do you want a career in radio, TV or print journalism?

   Would you like to have the opportunity to work with and learn from media professionals at Channel 4 and ITN?

IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME THE NEXT BEST THING IN JOURNALISM ‘TOMORROW’S NEW STAR’ IS FOR YOU!!!

Shine Media is a social enterprise business that specialises in the training and recruitment for culturally diverse people within the media and creative industries.

This is a brilliant opportunity to have both on the job training, gain a qualification and increase your employment opportunities!

The course is for 18-25 year olds with a passion for journalism and broadcasting and is perfect stepping stone for those people who are currently seeking employment. Shine Media has a 90% conversion rate from training to employment – you are in safe and well respected hands!

The course ensures:

– You are trained by the industries most prestigious journalists and media professionals

– You are taught in top of the range new media labs based at a venue in the heart of London

– You have access to leading journalists and media professionals each and every week

– Once you complete this extensive training course you will have access to work opportunities with the media industries leading broadcasters and news outlets

– You will learn real practical experience and develop on the ‘job-ready’ expertise

– You will leave the course a professional and confident journalist

Course duration:  Tuesday April 16th – Friday 28th June 2013

Criteria: You would need to be available 6pm – 9pm Tuesday and Friday and 9am-12pm on Saturday mornings for 12 weeks (compulsory homework, mentors and one-to-one tutorials will also be provided)

Fee: Pay an administration fee of £185.00/£15 per week (bursaries are provided where needed)

What did last years students say?

“I’ve learnt that excellence and perfection should be at the core of all I do as journalist. It’s a tough industry and the course opened my eyes to the real and professional expectations that media professionals and journalists would expect of me. I’ve learnt practical things that my degree would have never taught me. Our one to one sessions were so useful, I always had more direction after having a one to one and it was attention to detail that I wouldn’t have received at university.”

Tobi Akingbade, Music Writer

“I’ve had quite a lot of experience and motivation prior to this course but I have learnt so much here. This was a refresh and really made me re-address my skills as a journalist including improving my writing skills. I think Shine Media is brilliant and just what the doctor ordered, especially in times of austerity and with high numbers of unemployment I think it’s just brilliant. There are not many diverse faces around the newsroom and it can feel quite exclusive, a scheme like this is amazing for injecting some diversity into the media industry, which is as it should be.”

Funmi Olutoye, ITV News Trainee

“The teachers and professionals are amazing – they were one of the best parts of this project. They’ve all been where we are and they understand what we are going through. The speakers made our ambitions seem achievable and to hear from people from similar backgrounds to you becoming so successful is so motivating.”

Tafadzwa Murape, Entertainment Writer

If this sounds like the training course for you get your applications in as soon as possible to ensure you are secured a place – we only have 15 spaces available!

For any questions or queries please email info@shinemedia.org.uk. Please also email us to request an application form if you are not viewing this advert via email.

How to apply: Please complete the attached application form and return to info@shinemedia.org.uk by 5pm on Thursday 28th March 2013.

NOTES:

Shine Media aims is to increase diversity within the media industry. We are a social enterprise business which specialises in the training and recruitment of culturally diverse people in the media and creative industries. We provide mentoring, careers events, educational training, recruitment, specialist masterclasses and accredited skills based courses.

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