We’re super excited to announce our first exciting opportunity. A day shadowing Elliot Davies, a newsroom developer at the Times and Sunday Times. We all know digital news is slowly (*extremely quickly) taking over the industry – and with this in mind we’ve gone down the online route for our first placement.
– So, what is it?
Elliot works in software development but with an editorial focus. This means that he sits in the newsroom and helps journalists figure out the best ways to tell stories through interactive graphics and online tools – and also builds tools for journalists to use. This opportunity is a bit different to the standard work experience placement, as it mainly consists of programming. An understanding (or even an interest!) in coding is key here.
– Who will I be working with?
Elliot is a newsroom developer at The Times & Sunday Times, where he helps journalists develop new methods of digital storytelling. He’s a trustee and former development officer of the SPA, and while at the University of St Andrews was the editor of independent student newspaper The Saint.
– And what do I need to do?
Send a CV and covering letter to Megan Baynes (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dan Falvey (email@example.com) by the 18TH AUGUST AT MIDNIGHT. Remember to tell us why we should pick you!