We’re looking for somebody to join our team for two years. Their role will be to plan and run an exciting new journalism project at Dublin Inquirer, to get young people in the city involved in doing local journalism.

The project – including planning and implementation – will run from September 2023 to September 2025.

In that time, we will create and run a youth community journalism initiative that teaches participants what it means to create independent local news, fosters professional skills, and develops youth journalists who can use what they learn in this programme to pursue a career in journalism if they want to.

This is part of a pan-European project with seven other European newsrooms, under the guidance of the Netherlands local public media Omroep Tilburg. There will therefore be occasional (fully funded) travel to meet with project partners, and part of the role will involve coordination and liaising with project partners.

You will work alongside these partners, Dublin Inquirer editor Lois Kapila, and other staff where appropriate, to ensure that this programme is a success.

The pay for this position is €2,500/mo.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • At least three years of journalism experience
  • An interest in community engagement and reducing barriers of entry to journalism
  • An interest in working alongside underserved communities
  • Willingness to travel occasionally (we will help with visa issues if relevant)
  • Be motivated and organised

To apply, please send an application outlining why you are suitable for the job and why you would be motivated to do it, along with a CV and two references to lois@dublininquirer.com, by 30 June 2023.

Lois Kapila is Dublin Inquirer's editor and general-assignment reporter. Want to share a comment or a tip with her? Send an email to her at lois@dublininquirer.com.

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