We have a fully educational editorial floor.
As a social enterprise using journalism to strengthen the community, we provide jobs, training and mentoring in the media industry to young people across our four titles: Roman Road LDN, Poplar LDN, Bethnal Green LDN, Whitechapel LDN and our overarching publication The Slice Tower Hamlets.
All our employees join us as part of a training programme and we offer something for every level, from interns and recent graduates to professionally trained journalists.
We are training the future generation of journalists according to our model of community-led journalism where the journalist’s role is to find and tell the stories that aren’t found in mainstream media working in partnership with the local community rather than reporting from the outside.
Each scheme is time-limited allowing us to train more young people. Some of our schemes are open only for people who live in Tower Hamlets, supporting the local economy and providing opportunities to young people who would not otherwise consider a career in media.
Two to four-week placements for young people in education, from GCSE students to postgraduates completing work experience as part of their studies. We have taken students from local secondary schools including Morpeth, Mulberry UTC and Bishop Challenor as well as media undergraduates and postgraduates form the UK’s leading journalism BA and MA courses.
Looking for a practical internship that offers hands-on experience in research, writing, interviewing and social media management? This highly-respected three-month intensive internship placement is suitable for career-changers with transferable skills as well as recent journalism graduates and postgraduates. We have close ties with City University, Sheffield, Goldsmiths and Cardiff University.
Are you local to one of our publications and passionate about a local issue? As part of our community-led model of local journalism, we support local people in developing and writing their own stories as one of our citizen journalists. Community content is published alongside our editorial offering, benefiting from the powerful platform and communication infrastructure we develop for local areas.
Digital Editor Leadership Programme
Want to fast-track your career in journalism? This 15-month intensive programme will provide the responsibility and experience you need to deepen your journalism skills and run every aspect of a digital publication including content strategy, commissioning, editing, team management, data analytics and reporting. Start as an intern and leave as Deputy Editor. Candidates will need to have a BA or MA in journalism or equivalent real-life skills.
Digital Editor Trainee Scheme
A part-time six-month course that will teach you the principles of community journalism and how to grow local audiences using the model we have developed successfully at Social Streets C.I.C. With a mix of studying and hands-on application, trainees receive a two-hour workshop and one-to-one mentoring session every week and manage one of our titles as in the role of Digital Editor Trainee. Open to external publications too.
Writer in Residence
Emerging writer starting a freelance career? Learn to pitch, perfect your long-form writing, get bylines and build a portfolio of varied articles with our 12-month Writers in Residence scheme. Join us for regular editorial meetings and get detailed feedback on your writing. Suitable for people from any background as long as they have basic writings skills on which to build.