Application to be a 2019-2020 mentor with The Second Source
Please fill in all section as accurately as you can. If you have any questions - please email
Email *
What is your name? *
Please describe your current work and previous experience, as succinctly as possible *
How many years of experience do you have as a professional journalist?
Clear selection
Is your job? *
We try to put our mentors and mentees into different streams according to their specialism - please tick all which are relevant to your experience. *
Where are you based? (Please note that currently we are only accepting journalists based in the UK) *
Tell us about yourself and your motivation to be a mentor (no more than 250 words) *
We ask mentees, where they feel able, to tell us about difficult experiences in the industry that they hope a mentor could help them with such as sexism, harassment, bullying or lack of confidence. Are there any of these experiences you feel you could particularly help a mentee with, whether through your own experience or your interests? All this information will be kept confidential.
I would feel most able to help *
Would you be happy to have a mentee who worked in a different field of journalism eg. broadcast or print, arts or news? *
What is your level of education? *
Do you consider yourself to be from an BAME background? *
Do you identify as trans or non-binary? *
How important is it that a mentee comes from a similar background to you? *
We expect mentors to take the role seriously. Are you willing to commit to the 12 month scheme from October 2019, with offline meetings at least 4 times over the year as well as regular online engagement? *
Do you commit to attending a training session for mentors, which can be done in person or remotely? *
How did you hear about the Second Source? *
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