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Want to be a Digital Reporter?

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

We are currently recruiting our sixth 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 month training programme, attending monthly skills workshops and documenting HOME events. The monthly workshops will be programmed with the participants and will cover areas such as audio production, photography and blogging. You’ll get plenty of opportunities to put your skills into practice – from recording interviews with artists to reviewing films in our festivals and seasons.

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

  • Develop your digital skills
  • Get the opportunity to showcase your work on the HOME website
  • Gain experience in using recording equipment
  • Expand your network
  • Build 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 HOME Young Creatives programme).

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 has been extremely popular in previous years 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 Thu 21 Sept 2017 at 18:30 where our Digital Content Manager Sarah Leech 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.

Want to apply?

Fill in this simple online form and submit it before 17:00 on Fri 29 Sept.