Pilot placement scheme to help BAME journalists break into radio and podcast

A new placement scheme will help tackle dwindling diversity figures in the UK audio journalism.

In its pilot effort, the Multitrack Audio Fellowship provides paid placement opportunities for aspiring journalists from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, and from economically disadvantaged groups. Disabled journalists are welcome to apply too.

There are six radio and podcast companies involved, offering three successful applicants a month-long placement at two of the companies. The deadline for applications is 8 July 2019.

Not only will they gain experience and industry contacts, they will be paid a London Living Wage of £10.55 per hour. The scheme is only available in London this year, though there are plans to branch out of the capital.

This can be a decisive opportunity for out-of-town work experience students or interns who need to commute in or find accommodation nearby, as they could not otherwise afford to work in London.

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