Summer of Smiles: Journalism Opportunity

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TheSprout have two amazing paid journalism opportunities for young people in Cardiff! Find out more and apply below.


Cardiff is the first City in Wales to be part of UNICEF’s Child Friendly Cities Initiative. As part of this scheme, Child Friendly Cardiff’s ambition is for Cardiff to be recognised as a Child Friendly City (CFC): a city with children and young people at its heart, where the rights of children and young people are respected by all, and is a great place to grow up.

Child Friendly Cardiff has recognised that the period of time during the pandemic has been particularly hard for children and young people. With restrictions loosening, they have taken the opportunity to create a summer-long festival celebrating young people called Summer of Smiles. 

Summer of Smiles will take place between 25th June – 29th August in Cardiff. As part of the festival, there will be a festival site pitched on the lawn of City Hall for 3 weeks from 20th July – 8th August. 

As part of the festival, TheSprout are looking to commission 2 young creatives aged 14-21 to be festival journalists.

The position

We are looking for two part time journalist to be part of the Summer of Smiles festival.

Successful applicants will be expected to work at the festival site, for 3 hours per day, for a total of 18 days between 20th – 8th July 2021 (excluding Mondays).

Each successful applicant will receive £500 each for their time and work.

Journalists will be expected to produce 1 piece of content for TheSprout website and/or social media per day. You will be supported by staff at ProMo-Cymru to do this.

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Application Information

To apply, please complete the below application form. It will require you to answer a few questions about your experience of journalism and why you would be a good fit for the role.

Please only apply for the position if you are living in Cardiff and are aged between 14-21 years old.

Please note that you will be unable to commit to this position if you have been successful with the creative commision.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Thursday 15th July.

We hope to let all applicants know whether they are successful or not by Friday 16th July.

To fill out the application form, please click here:

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