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Bristol24/7 is hiring community reporters

By bristol247, Monday May 18, 2020

We are on the hunt for new journalists to help us report community news during the coronavirus crisis.

These content creators will help us tell the story of their own areas of Bristol however they want: through writing (news, features, creative writing, poetry or opinion), photography, video, animation, social media, podcasts and more.

We are ideally looking for people who live in the areas of Bristol that are often under-represented in mainstream media coverage.

While we are unable to publish our free monthly magazine or write our usual stories about Bristol’s arts scene, we want to tell more stories about areas such as Avonmouth, Broomhill, Hartcliffe, Lawrence Hill,  Lawrence Weston, Shirehampton, Speedwell and many more right across our city.

These stories will be told by people who live and are part of communities about which they produce content.

The most important shared element to the work that our new community reporters will produce is exceptional storytelling.

Help us report on areas like Hartcliffe, which aren’t normally featured in mainstream media. Photo: Ellie Pipe

We will be able to commission people to produce one-off content or a series of pieces of work. We will be commissioning this work at a day rate of £70, so if takes you half a day to write a news story we will pay you £35 but if it takes you three days to shoot and edit a video, we will pay you £210. These are short-term roles.

Successful candidates will be:

  • Passionate about Bristol.
  • Eager to tell stories from their own community.
  • A self-starter.
  • Aware of the work that Bristol24/7 already does.
  • Willing to learn new skills.
  • Legally able to work in the UK.

If this sounds like you, please email martin@bristol247.com with a 50-word bio of yourself and brief ideas of three pieces of content that you would like to create for us.

Main photo: Lowie Trevena

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