Have you ever dreamed of writing for one of the country’s most influential media brands? Then read on…
The Hearst Talent Scholarship, sponsored by flatshare site SpareRoom, is offering seven budding journalists the chance to work with some of the industry’s most esteemed editors.
Seven winners will be invited to join our editorial teams in London for two weeks. You’ll be paid the London Living Wage, and travel expenses (from within the UK to London, and to and from the office) will be covered, along with shared accommodation in a zone 1-3 London property with the other winners.
During your scholarship, you’ll learn everything from how to structure and edit a story to pitching ideas to senior editors. Scholarships will take place in February 2021 (Covid-19 permitting), and winners must be available for the confirmed dates.
How to enter
In no more than 500 words, tell us a story that has never been told before – whether you have a strong opinion about an overlooked topic, or want to write about a subject close to you in a new way, we welcome entries from everyone.* Please also state the Hearst brands you’d most like to work with, giving three options in order of preference from the list below. (We cannot guarantee that winners will be placed with their first choice, but we’ll try to accommodate.) The closing date for entries is 5pm (GMT) on 6 November 2020, and entries received after this time will automatically be discounted. Entrants’ work will be judged by leading Hearst editors, who will look for originality of voice, tone and subject matter. Winners will be contacted using their submission email address in December 2020.
Our brands… A. Cosmopolitan B. Digital Spy C. ELLE D. Harper’s Bazaar E. Men’s Health/Women’s Health/Runner’s World F. Best/Inside Soap/Real People G. Good Housekeeping/Prima/Red. (Where three titles are listed, the scholarship spans all three magazine brands.)
Email your entry to… firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit hearst.co.uk/careers
Terms and conditions
*Open to UK residents aged 18 and over. Competition opens on 24 August 2020 and closes at 17:00 GMT on 6 November 2020. Entries received after the closing date or in the incorrect format will not be considered. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Winners will be notified by email in December 2020, and will have five working days to accept the prize, or another winner will be selected. Winners will be chosen by a panel of Hearst editors from entries received based on the merit of their entry. The decision of the judges is final. Winners may be required to sign an agreement setting out the terms of their scholarship. The prize is one of seven fortnight-long scholarships with Hearst UK paid at London Living Wage, accommodation in London shared with the other competition winners and reasonable travel expenses to London from within the UK and a travel pass to cover travel into central London. The property will be decided by Hearst. The prize does not include any other expenses. Hearst UK is not liable in any way to any winner who cannot attend. The prize cannot be deferred, although Hearst UK reserves the right to change the prize, including, without limitation, due to Covid-19. There will be no cash alternative. Entrants warrant that their entry is their own work and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission to use any winner’s name and image for promotional/editorial purposes in any print/non-print media format without additional consultation. The competition is not open to any employees of Hearst Magazines, SpareRoom or their immediate families, the promoter’s advertising agency and sales promotion consultancy, or anyone else connected with the creation and administration of the competition. Hearst UK does not accept responsibility for late or lost entries. Hearst UK shall be permitted to disqualify any entrant at its sole discretion. Entries cannot be withdrawn. Terms and conditions are subject to UK law. Hearst UK reserves the right to cancel, withdraw or amend this competition – including, without limitation, due to Covid-19 – or amend Terms at any time without notice. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and agreed to be bound by them. We will use the information you supply to process your competition entry. For our privacy notice, visit hearst.co.uk/privacy-notice.
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