Our group editorial director has become an industry advisor for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) to support the development of editorial staff.
Emily Woolfe has taken on the role with the national employer-led industry charity for all media companies and organisations, editors, trainers and professional journalists.
Emily posted on LinkedIn last week: “I am delighted to have been asked to be an industry advisor for the NCTJ, and this morning had a great catch-up with Caroline Hawtin at University of Central Lancashire about the next steps.
“I’m excited to be able to play a part in ensuring our journalists of the future receive the best training, while also offering my help and support to the staff and students on the BA Journalism course.”
Emily’s role comes on the back of Tindle stepping up training for editorial staff.
A recently launched digital training programme has given colleagues the chance to build their understanding of new ways of reaching people through online newsgathering and publishing, including using AI for the first time.
Our first two trainee journalists have taken up an exciting, one-of-a-kind multimedia news opportunity having started with the Group.
Amelia Averis and Lily Buckley have begun work at the Mid-Devon Advertiser at the start of a two-year programme aimed to give them the skills needed to produce high-quality content for newspapers, podcasts, news websites and radio broadcasts by working across our radio, digital and newspaper businesses.
Meanwhile, our first five editorial apprentices, who were recruited after more than 200 people applied, achieved their NCTJ journalism qualifications at the end of their training across our titles in south west England and Wales. All five were offered full-time contracts in our newsrooms.
We have four reporters on NCTJ training programmes in the current cohort of the Facebook owner Meta-funded Community News Project (CNP), offering coverage in under-reported areas.
The CNP Tindle reporters cover the Wellington region in Somerset, the Tamar Valley on the Devon and Cornwall border and farming communities in Mid-Devon. A fourth journalist reports on the communities around Aberystwyth, including Welsh language speakers.