T’was barely two weeks ago that a Bank of England Committee member Andrew Sentance was telling Channel 4 news that:
“We have to get to a point where the economy stops contracting before it begins to recover.”
Since he was in that well known bastion of full employment, Merseyside, at the time, I thought I would take a look at the jobs available there to see if there were any signs of the economy ‘bottoming out’.
Surprisingly, there were a few jobs available, and one in multi-media journalism caught my eye. Only £5,000 a year, but you have to start somewhere, and its not Macdonald’s or shelf stacking is it?
Huh! Read the small print, job seekers.
Press Association Training
There are vacancies for places on our prestigious 17-week training course aimed at producing the best multimedia reporters in the UK.
We train for most national and regional media publishers and all those who have successfully completed our Foundation Course over the past 10 years have found a reporting job.
The course takes place at our training centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. It combines training in traditional reporting practices – including shorthand, news writing, law and government – with the extra skills demanded by publishers today.
These include video journalism, video editing and writing for the web.
We are now seeking applications for the course that begins on August 24, 2009 and ends on December 18, 2009. The course is accredited by the NCTJ. The fee is £4,999. Many successful applicants are graduates, but applications are welcome from anyone with two A-levels or three Highers.
For an application form please contact Shirley Kelly at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete one on our website www.becomeareporter.co.uk
Yep, that’s right, you can have this job for a mere £4,999 in fees………..you pay them……!
job 1 (jb)n.1. A regular activity performed in exchange for payment, especially as one’s trade, occupation, or profession.2. A position in which one is employed.