The severe lack of ethnic diversity in the UK’s media and journalism industry is well documented.

Journalists from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are significantly under-represented. Many budding journalists often cite their inability to ‘get their foot in through the door’ by securing internships and gaining the necessary experience.

The Fintech Bulletin BAME Journalism Programme aims to address the need for greater diversity and encourage those from a BAME background to pursue a career in journalism.

We allow all participants on the programme to work remotely, avoiding the need for relocation and the associated costs relating to accommodation and travel.

By encouraging flexible working, we hope participants are able to gain experience and training while juggling other commitments.

What we offer

You will work closely with the Editor to identify and write industry news stories and features across a variety of topics, industries and sectors.

This will be determined primarily by the daily and weekly news agenda as well as your availability. During your time on the Programme, you will focus on writing short-form bulletin stories such as product announcements, people moves, as well as longer-form features and profile interviews.

All articles will be by-lined to each participant, ensuring they can showcase their work to prospective employers.

Criteria and application process

No prior experience is required. However, you must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in journalism, content writing or a similar field. You will have an excellent grasp of the English language and grammar, and have a passion for writing.

You will be required to have an interest in the sector and keep a pulse on the fintech industry in order to stay on top of the latest developments.

You will source and write engaging news stories on a daily basis and submit these to the editor ahead of the deadline

You will be encouraged to identify and research key industry trends, pitch news angles and secure exclusive interviews.

To apply, to please send a CV and 500-word Cover Letter to the Editor outlining your suitability for the role.