A wealth of resources for journalists and editors
Updated: Oct 19, 2021
Whether you've just graduated and are seeking your first journalism job, you're taking the leap into the world of freelancing or you're looking for an award scheme to showcase your skills, journoresources.com has it all.
The comprehensive website, run by a small, dedicated team, contains an abundance of resources, knowledge and tips for journalists of all experience levels. They call it "a business for social good" and have a mission plan to diversify the media industry.
And so far, the site seems to be doing just that.
By allowing journalists to have access to information that was previously either not easily accessible or simply not available, the website is making the notoriously difficult path of progression in the industry that bit smoother.
SEEKING YOUR NEXT JOURNALISM JOB
One of the features of the journoresources.com site that is particularly useful is its transparent approach to job adverts.
It will only advertise jobs that pay at least the national minimum wage. All jobs must display a salary or salary band, with the exception of freelance call-outs. And all internships of longer than four weeks must pay the real living wage, as set up the Living Wage Foundation.
Meanwhile, freelancers have access to never seen before story rates for hundreds of British and international publications, provided through anonymous tip-offs. The website also gives a large number of examples of pitches and links to pitch guidelines for publications.
ADVICE FROM FELLOW JOURNALISTS
Not only does the website provide vital facts and figures for job seeking journos, it also offers a wealth of advice for wanting to remain on top of their game. Regular posts written by the team and freelance journalists include topics such as rebuilding trust in community journalism and how to write a travel article.
Writers with new ideas are invited to contribute to the site's long-form advice section. "In terms of cash, we will pay up to £150 for deep dive features, and £100-120 for practical advice features, listicles and personal essays," the website reads. Ideas can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
following the highest standards
"As an organisation committed to transparency, we want to set ourselves high standards," the website reads. The team's rigorous standards mean that accuracy, attribution and non-discrimination are at the forefront of everything they do.