Want to be a motoring journalist? Win paid work experience at MR

Whether you’re a YouTuber, podcaster, blogger or just a social media addict, Motoring Research is offering up-and-coming motoring journalists the chance to kick-start their career with paid work experience.

Formerly the Breakthrough Blogger Award, the Motoring Research Breakthrough Award has been refocused for 2017 in a bid to reward talent across a wide range of platforms.

Awarded in partnership with the Guild of Motoring Writers, judges are looking for strong editorial potential as well as a clear demonstration of talent – no matter what the platform – as well as a healthy helping of enthusiasm. Combine these ingredients with paid work experience providing content for the Motoring Research publishing network, and winning this award could be the first step towards a full-time job within the changing landscape of the motoring journalism industry.

Former winners of the award include MR’s newsletter editor, John Redfern, as well as Keith Jones, continuity editor at Parkers. Other winners include Driving Spirit’s Chris Auty and Fun Rover’s Ben Gribbin.

To enter the award, you need to tell us why you deserve the opportunity to make a breakthrough into the professional world of motoring journalism. You can highlight up to three examples of work, along with a link to your title, channel or other platform. Aimed at aspiring motoring journalists, you may only enter if you wouldn’t otherwise be eligible for Full or Associate membership of the Guild of Motoring Writers.

As well as a paid work experience package with Motoring Research, the winner will also be award two years’ provisional membership of the Guild, as well as an invitation to the Guild Annual Dinner at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London, on 30 November.

Entries should be sent to the Guild’s honorary secretary, Chris Adamson, at: honsec@gomw.co.uk. They should include the following details:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Telephone
  • Date of birth
  • Current employment status
  • Education
  • Journalistic experience

The closing date for entries is 17 November.

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