BSME Education in association with Readly will see top editors and magazine experts working with education centres, including schools, colleges, and universities through lectures, webinars, mentorship sessions and visits to primary and secondary schools.
Maria Pieri, BSME 2020 Chair and Editorial Director of National Geographic Traveller (UK), says: "By introducing the work of the organisation to educational providers we are able to offer unrivalled expertise and knowledge to the talent of tomorrow. Our aim is to build a working relationship with academia to offer an insight and access to the media industry – for those with an interest, and those who have still to discover their interest. We look forward to working with as many educational centres (and students) as we can."
Chris Couchman, Head of UK Content at Readly says: "Readly is excited to be collaborating with the BSME to support the next generation of editors and journalists. Putting back into the Readly ecosystem is something we always look to do; this partnership does that by promoting diversity, supporting trusted content and making the magazine industry accessible to all. Our core value focuses on bringing the magic of magazines into the future and we are keen to work together with one of the industry’s most highly regarded organisations. The BSME Education initiative offers experience and opportunities for the new and upcoming talent in our industry - something Readly is very proud to be a part of."
BSME Education key points:
- Primary, secondary schools, colleges and universities can book interactive guest lectures with the BSME Committee and members.
- Mentorship opportunities for university students.
- Access to BSME webinars and panel discussions with jobbing editors.
- An educational resource database is being built for the industry, enabling them to reach out to courses in the hopes of opening younger eyes to the beauty of magazines.
- An insight into the industry, sharing the experience of Editors with Course Tutors to inspire and upskill future talent.
BSME Education, in association with Readly, aims to provide invaluable access to skilled individuals with practical knowledge of the industry, including established editors of publications like Digital Spy, Good Housekeeping, Grazia, Stella, Marketing Week, PULSE, Glamour, Car Magazine, ELLE (UK), Which?, the Rugby Journal and The Week Junior.
The programme will pair as many students and graduates with as many valuable mentors as possible, making the magazine industry accessible to all. It will work to promote diversity and inclusivity and offer opportunities for all students, says the BSME.
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