Women in Journalism (WiJ) is looking for young women journalists and/or journalism graduates, each of whom will undertake to interview, or profile, a female journalist who has been attacked, threatened, trolled or jailed because of her work. This is an important role highlighting the many female journalists struggling to get their stories heard despite intimidation, threats and opposition. These profiles, each one up to a maximum of 1,000 words, will be published on the WiJ website and in our monthly newsletter.

WiJ is the UK’s leading media networking, campaigning and training organisation  https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/about-us/). We have around 900 members, 19k Twitter followers and our committee has some of the country’s leading women journalists. Our “Journalists Under Threat” is an ongoing project and here are some of the interviews and profiles that young journalists have written https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/journalists-under-threat/

A journalism qualification is preferable, but, depending on your experience, not essential. You will need excellent research, interviewing and writing skills, as well as the ability to deliver to a deadline. You will be paid a maximum of £200 per interview/profile.

If you are interested in this brilliant opportunity, email womeninjournalismjobs@gmail.com by 1 May with a short statement of why you are interested and what skills and experience you can offer, plus a one-page CV and an one example of a published or unpublished profile or interview.

We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome disabled, black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates.