Become an Access to Tools Trainer


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The Centre for Investigative Journalism and the Google News Initiative are working together to provide free digital tools training in newsrooms across the UK.

The recently launched Access to Tools programme will provide training in investigative skills for newsroom journalists, freelancers and journalism students.

We’re looking to recruit a team of four trainers to deliver these two-hour sessions and are inviting applications for the role.

To be considered, you should have the following skills and abilities:

● A confident public speaker
● Able to explain technological tools clearly and competently
● A good network of media contacts
● Confident using technology, such as G-suite
● An understanding of news and current affairs.

The workshops will demonstrate how journalists can use a range of digital tools for investigative journalism. We are looking for trainers who are confident using technology, have journalistic experience and have been involved in investigative reporting - our focus is on teaching the most relevant tools.

Successful applicants will be required to attend a CIJ and Google ‘train the trainers’ workshop in London. We’re looking for trainers located throughout the UK, but the work will require travel to a range of training venues.

This is a freelance post and we would expect the trainer to deliver at least four, two-hour workshops between September and January.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and a short cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements above, to jobs [at]

If you have any questions about the role, please email juliet [at]

Closing date: Monday 16 July at 6pm
Date of training: end of July, date to be confirmed

Please include in your cover letter dates that you won't be available for training. Travel expenses to attend the training will be reimbursed.