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Announcing TBIJ’s Bruce Page Fellowship

Our inaugural Bruce Page Fellowship has been created in the name of the late Sunday Times investigative reporter and New Statesman editor. Bruce’s desire to do journalism that “names the guilty men” and “points to the defective parts” is an ethos shared by TBIJ.

British journalism is 92% white. At TBIJ we are working toward a newsroom that better reflects the diversity of experience and background reflected in the UK and within the countries we report on. Our fellowships are intended for candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and communities. This is in keeping with TBIJ’s efforts to create opportunities and training for people who experience barriers accessing reporting and editorial roles in UK media.

The Bruce Page Fellowship is intended for entry-level or early-career Black journalists who have the right to work in the UK. You do not need a degree or professional training in journalism but should have some complementary experience in research, writing and/or community engagement.

It will equip you with experience in identifying and pitching ideas, developing and protecting sources, producing community-engaged journalism, fact-checking stories, and structuring and writing articles. There will also be access to other specialist knowledge such as financial reporting, open-source intelligence and data analysis.

  • This fellowship is for 12 months beginning October 2023
  • It is a full-time position (40 hours per week). We ask fellows to work Monday-Thursday in our office – located in Shoreditch, London – with Fridays to be worked from the location of your choosing. Hybrid working can be discussed on a case-by-case basis
  • The salary is £27,000 per annum

To apply

To be considered for the role, we ask that you submit the following by Thursday 3 August at 11:59pm:

  • A cover letter (500 words or less)
  • A story pitch (200 words or less)
  • Your CV
  • Samples of your previous work (optional)

Please contact [email protected] for more details about the role or if you have any issues with your application