UK Food Wars Fellow (Feb 2024)

New Posted 12 February 2024 | London, England, United Kingdom | Insider

Business Insider is hiring a research and scripting fellow to join its team to work on the “Food Wars” video series, as well as its spin-offs such as “Food Tours.” This UK based fellow will start in January 2024.

Our mission is to inspire action through thought-provoking stories. We help our readers discover the ideas and the people who are changing business, tech, and beyond. Our team members embody and uphold Business Insider’s three core values: we are all one team, we are effective, and we strive to get better every day.

The Role & Team:

The Business Insider Fellowship Program is for early career journalists who want to spend six months learning from a newsroom full of passionate, dedicated journalists. Fellows are assigned to teams and become experts in digital storytelling. They produce real work that is distributed to our audience of millions, and by the end of six months, they are prepared for the next phase of their journalism careers. This role requires you to work for 40 hours a week.

As a Food Wars Fellow you will report directly to the Managing Producer of Food Wars and sit on the video team. In this role you should also be available to work from our London studios in Surrey Quays to help when shooting episodes.

Key responsibilities

Working quickly and collaboratively with a fast-paced team
Assisting our US and UK-based “Food Wars” team to create episodes of the show.
Assisting our producers by pitching new content, researching and writing scripts for episodes
Creating scripts for a wide audience across the web and various social media platforms

The ideal candidate has:

A passion for storytelling through video, specifically about food
Experience with researching and fact-checking
Ability to write clear and clean copy for the scripts
An eye for detail and for moments that elevate videos to the next level
An interest in video production, and open to learning how to use Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop
A collaborative spirit and a willingness to learn
A commitment to fair and inclusive storytelling

Example episodes of Food Wars and Food Tours:

US vs Japan McDonald's | Food Wars

US vs UK Coca Cola | Food Wars

Finding The Best Burger In London | Food Tours

Salary & Benefits:

Fellows are paid an annual salary of £24,000.
Fellows get 10 days annual leave during the 6-month period.
This position starts in Jan 2024 and requires that you work full-time for six months.
The work will be mostly remote, but will include 1 or 2 in-person shoots per week in our studio in Surrey Quays.

Please apply with a resume and cover letter and specify why you're interested in working on this team. If you’d like some tips, check out our best practices guide.

Are you passionate about this opportunity, but worried that you don’t have 100% of the experience we’re looking for? We still want to hear from you! Apply online and let us know why you would make a great addition to the Insider community.

About Business Insider:

Business Insider is a global journalism company that covers the world of business, tech, innovation, and beyond. With headquarters in New York and offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Belfast, and Singapore, we reach an audience of more than 375 million with storytelling that’s fascinating, unexpected, and always helpful.

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