Investigative Journalism Programme
The Investigative Journalism Programme 2013 has now closed for applications.
What’s the Investigative Journalism Programme all about?
We want to create jaw-dropping journalism and that means helping journalists to be the best they can be.
So with the help of Dispatches - our award-winning current affairs programme - we give up and coming journalists the opportunity to work within a production company and develop ideas for Dispatches. If you’re one of the lucky applicants, you will get a contract for up to 12 months. You learn the fundamentals of investigative journalism and how new technologies and social media can help you to bag your biggest scoops.
What kind of things would I do on the programme?
A lot of the work is about learning on the job, through mentoring, specialist training and workshops. You get to develop ideas for Dispatches and work on films for the series within a production company.
What kind of person are you looking for?
You might be a researcher or an assistant producer, with a couple of years’ experience in television, or you might be a junior producer who’s just getting into production. You might have worked in anything from consumer features to current affairs.
You could even be a journalist outside television, working in newspapers, radio, or online or you could be qualified in another profession, like the law, or a be data expert, who has a passion for digging out complex stories and pursuing them. With no media background you must have 3 to 4 years of work life behind you.
That’s fine with us, as long as you’ve got a great track record in the business, and as long as you’re ready to move into television.
We don’t care about your culture, your religion, or your nationality after all, we want our team to be like our audience – full of different attitudes, ideas and opinions. We just want you to have a burning desire to make extraordinary journalism.