Volunteer for the Frontline Television News Archive

November 14, 2011

This winter the Frontline Club Charitable Trust in Paddington is offering part-time volunteer positions on its archive digitisation project to a small number of bright individuals. If you’re interested in journalism, war or the history of the late 20th century perhaps this is the job for you. 

Participants will have the chance to be involved in the digitization of the Frontline News Television Archive, participate in the organisation of an exhibition and help run and edit interviews with former members of the agency and the families of those who died in their work. The most committed volunteers will be given training in oral history taking and have a chance to conduct some interviews themselves.

With footage from the late 80s to the present day, Frontline’s video archive is a unique treasure trove of cutting-edge journalism from the front lines of Afghanistan, the Former Yugoslavia, the Gulf War and the Romanian revolution. The story of Frontline News Television is told in the BBC’s David Loyn’s book Frontline: Reporting from the World’s Deadliest Places.

For more information visit:

www.frontlineclub.com

and:

https://www.frontlineclub.com/blogs/theforum/2011/05/frontline-television-news-archive.html

 

Dates: Early December – Late February 2012

Deadline for applications: 30th November 2011- earlier applications welcomed

Candidates must have at least a basic knowledge of the history of the late 20th century, an interest in journalism and good communication and research skills.

To apply, email a CV and short covering letter to Flora Carmichael: [email protected]

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