Women in Journalism (WIJ) is looking for a student journalist, or a young journalist starting out on her career, to write regular profiles of women “hero” journalists jailed or under attack for their journalism somewhere in the world. 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 1000 words, will be based on interviews, or profiles if the journalist is difficult to contact. They will be published in the WIJ website and its monthly newsletter. You will therefore need excellent research, interviewing and writing skills, as well as the ability to deliver to a deadline. A journalism qualification is preferred, but not necessary if you have the right journalism experience. You will be paid a maximum of £200 per interview/profile

If you are interested in this brilliant opportunity, email womeninjournalismjobs@gmail.com by June 18 with a statement of why you are interested in this vacancy and what skills and experience you can offer, plus a short CV and an example of a published or unpublished profile or interview.