Women in Journalism Mentoring Scheme 2018 Now Open For Applications

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How would you like your media career to be nurtured by some of the most senior women in the business?

The Women in Journalism committee is made up of some of the most influential female print, broadcast, radio and online journalists and editors of our time.

After a very successful first year, we are re-launching our WIJ Mentoring Programme.

We are going to run TWO mentoring schemes concurrently.

1. The first is for women already established in journalism, who are looking for more senior positions. Mentors for this scheme will be carefully selected from our committee.

Ten mentees will be selected for the first scheme to take part in a year-long programme, kicking off with a lunch to meet their mentors, and including at least 4 face to face meetings across the 12 months.

2. The second scheme will be for women who are in the earlier stages of journalism, looking for invaluable guidance and experience. Mentors for this scheme will be made up of last year’s mentees, who, thanks to their mentors, are now in an array of very senior positions.

Ten mentees will be selected for the second scheme to take part in a year-long programme, kicking off with a lunch to meet their mentors, and including at least 4 face to face meetings across the 12 months.

To apply for this sought after opportunity working with some of the best women in our field, download the application form here and send the completed document to wijmentoring@gmail.com by 24th December 2017. 

PLEASE INDICATE CLEARLY AT THE TOP OF YOUR FORM WHAT SCHEME YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR.

Good luck!

Download the application form here.

”Gaining a place on the WiJ senior mentoring programme last year has changed my career. I had just become a mum when I applied last November and was a bit nervous about how having a baby would affect my career progression. I also wanted some guidance on how best to move into a different area of journalism.

A year on, and the support I have had from my mentors and WiJ, has been immeasurable. It has given me the confidence to focus on my career aims and has resulted in my being able to pursue new opportunities I wouldn’t otherwise have had.

I would encourage anyone thinking about applying to be specific about what you want a mentor to help you with and be proactive at getting in contact and asking for advice. ”

-Laura Whitcombe

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