The 99% Campaign is recruiting a group of 10 young people aged 15-25 to assist in the design and development of the 99% Campaign Magazine 2016! We are looking for young illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, aspiring bloggers to advocate passionately for youth issues.

About the 99% Campaign

The 99% Campaign Magazine is a youth led initiative initiated by a group of young volunteers that were involved in our work in 2013. Through a compilation of articles, news, poetry and youth photojournalism projects, the 99% Campaign Magazine, provides a platform for young people to express their  stories, views and  experiences about issues affecting their daily lives, with the intention of stimulating social action, and influencing key public figures in the media and governments. This entirely youth -led and youth focused work represents their real voices and their aspirations to create a fairer future for themselves and their peers from diverse backgrounds. You can view the latest issue https://issuu.com/iars/docs/99campaign_magazine_144. The magazine will be launched at the 5th IARS Research and Youth Leadership Awards 2016 that will be taking place in November in Central London.

The Campaign has also benefited from the successful development of our 99% Campaign’s blog. The blog continues to act as a platform for young people to express their views:  to debate the most important youth issues; to be a voice for change in our communities; challenge negative perceptions about young people; and promote the positive contributions of young people in society.

What skills and experience we are looking for

This is a perfect opportunity for young people who are interested in journalism and creative arts and have a keen interest in current issues that affect young people. We are looking for people that are familiar with mainstream social media platforms and they want to explore further the digital sphere and use it as a platform to advocate for current issues that affect young people such as unemployment. Some experience in one of the following would be also highly desirable: photojournalism, photography, filmed making, web-designing and blogging. 

Benefits

You will be able to enhance your knowledge of journalism, blogging and social media networking and gain invaluable experience in conducting independent research for editorial purposes, article writing and proof reading skills. Lastly, volunteers will develop their advocacy and communications skills by highlighting important youth issues to key public figures in the government and media.

Voluntary commitments and guarantees

You should be also attend 1 or 2 editorial team meetings per month that will be taking place in our offices in Canada Water. Travel expenses up to £7.50 and lunch expenses up to £5 will be reimbursed.

If you are interested in getting involved please send your CV and a short covering letter outlining the reasons that you are interested in this initiative before the 22nd July to contact@iars.org.uk  addressed to Luke Rix-Standing.