Off-topic: Become a “Digital Reporter” – 8 month course at Cornerhouse

Manchester Climate Monthly exists to inform, inspire and connect.  Our vision of a fairer and “climate-safe” Manchester includes having many many more people reporting on what they – and others – are doing.  We are going to try to skill-up our volunteers, but in the meantime, why not apply to become a “Digital Reporter” with the Cornerhouse?

Want to become a Digitial Reporter?

The Digital Reporters Scheme provides support and training for individuals who want to broaden their skills and portfolio in digital media to improve their chances to gain employment within the creative industries.

We are currently recruiting our third group of reporters so if you want to join the team here’s your chance.

We are looking for 12 individuals who can commit to an 8 months training programme attending monthly skills workshops and documenting events. The monthly workshops will be programmed with the participants and will cover areas such as audio production, social media and writing for the web. Then you’ll get plenty of opportunity to put your skills into practice – from filming Q&A’s with directors to reviewing previews of new exhibitions.

So what will you get out of it? You’ll…

  • Develop your digital skills
  • Get the opportunity to showcase your work on the Cornerhouse website
  • Gain experience in using recording equipment
  • Build up your network
  • Build up a portfolio of digital content to show employers
  • Gain advice from industry professionals
  • Meet like minded people
  • Have fun along the way!

Can anyone become a digital reporter?

You will need to be computer literate, eager to learn and enthusiastic about all things digital. You also need to be over the age of 18 (if you’re under 18, have a look at our LiveWire activities). And finally you need to be willing to give up time to attend the workshops and events that need documenting. It’s worth mentioning here that the scheme was extremely popular last year so please only apply if you can commit to the monthly workshops (held in the evening) and contribute regularly to documenting events (these take place at various times in the week & weekends, so don’t worry if you work full time).

Need to know more?

Come along to our Digital Reporters Intro Meeting on Tue 18 September at 18:00 where Cornerhouse Digital Content Manager Sarah Leech and current participants will talk you through what the scheme involves. This meeting is all about getting a feel for the scheme and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Interested in joining the team?

If so please email sarah.leech@cornerhouse.org by Fri 21 September using the subject title DIGITAL REPORTERS. Please include in your email…

  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Your postcode
  • Your phone number
  • A paragraph stating what digital content you have produced in the past (this is just so we can gage the level of people interested, don’t worry if you haven’t done much!)
  • A paragraph on why you want to join the scheme.

Not sure if the scheme is for you?

Ben Williams shares his experience of being a digital reporter and what he got out of the scheme here.

We look forward to hearing from you all!

About manchesterclimatemonthly

Was print format from 2012 to 13. Now web only. All things climate and resilience in (Greater) Manchester.
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