Northern Film + Media/Tees Valley Screen have contacted Creative Darlington recently to advise of a *NEW* Video Journalism Trainee Placement Scheme they are launching in partnership with The Guardian.
Applications are open to select a talented storyteller from the Tees Valley region who will take part in a paid, 12 week part time training programme and join a specialist video unit. The candidate will receiving training from a local mentor alongside video producers and journalists at the Guardian and will create a short documentary film for their collaborative community video project Made in Britain.
The scheme has arisen to tackle some of the key barriers to entry in the British media in which the production processes and routes to participation have become increasingly inaccessible. Made in Britain is an attempt to improve and deepen the representation of underrepresented communities, empowering those with a knack and a passion for storytelling to tell a story that matters to them and produce top quality video journalism.
All of the key info can be found here: https://northernmedia.org/project/made-in-britain/about-made-in-britain/
Interested candidates can watch a one hour webinar about Video Journalism at the Guardian here: https://northernmedia.org/intro-to-docs-video-journalism-with-the-guardian/
Applications for the Video Journalism Trainee Placement Scheme are OPEN NOW until 1 March 2021.
Northern Film & Media/Tees Valley Screen are also hiring a Documentary Filmmaking Mentor to work with them on this scheme. Applications for the role close on 22 February 2021.
Please do not hesitate to get in contact with Jen Corcoran, 07970 917 437, if you would like some more information on the scheme. Interested candidates can also contact MIB@northernmedia.org for support with their application.
Applications can be made in writing or by video.