That’s right, we have teamed up with Women in Journalism for what promises to be a great event all about the best ways to get a job in the industry.
The team at WIJ have lined up a great panel which will take questions and offer their advice before joining all the guest for some networking and a drink.
Sky News anchor Kay Burley will chair the panel discussion, dishing out the questions to Krissi Murison of the Sunday Times, home news editor of the Times, Fay Schlesinger, Sunday People showbiz editor Katie Hind, Head of the Daily Mail trainee reporters’ scheme, Sue Ryan, editor of Chemist + Druggist, Jennifer Richardson and founding member of Wannabe Hacks and now entertainment writer for the Telegraph, Alice Vincent.
Tickets for the night on February 20th are available here, with students being offered entry for the evening AND a year’s membership to WIJ (they run various other events throughout the year) for just £10. To confirm your attendance email email@example.com.
But we’re not just here to give you the information – we want your help.
As with lots of things we do, we don’t like to assume we know what’s best and the team at WIJ feel the same so we’d like you to help us plan the evening’s debate. What would you like the panel to discuss? Do you have a burning question for Sue Ryan about the Mail’s trainee scheme? Or how Fay and Katie became editors for national papers at such an early stage in their careers? Would you like to hear a discussion on job tips (CVs, interviews etc) or more of a focus on skills and technique (how they got their first big scoop).
Hacks will be liveblogging the event and tweeting all the tips and discussion so if you don’t manage to get a ticket (if you can we really think you should!) you’ll still hear all about it.
So, over to you. Leave your ideas for debate topics in the comment section or tweet us using the event hashtag #WannabeWIJ and we look forward to meeting lots of you in a few weeks!