Polyester opens applications for Eden Young Fellowship

The Eden Young Fellowship is now open to applicants.

Earlier this year Polyester announced the Eden Young Fellowship, which will offer an aspiring working class journalist a year-long, full-time and fully paid position at the publication. The fellowship was set up to honour the legacy of the late Eden Young, who formed part of the Polyester team as managing editor and co-hosted their podcast.

Today, Polyester has opened applications for the mentorship scheme. “We’re looking for someone to get involved in all facets of Polyester and learn the ropes from our team,” the publication shared via Instagram, “from editorial support on the website, to writing articles, scheduling socials or editing podcasts.” The successful applicant will work four days a week at the magazine’s office with the option to work from home half of the time.

“Eden had so many wonderful attributes,” the Polyester team wrote in a statement on their website, “and chief among them was being a proud working class woman – a rarity in an industry wherein over 80% of journalists come from professional and upper class backgrounds.”

They continue, “to honour her immense legacy within arts, culture, feminism, and internet culture; we’ll employ an aspiring journalist as a member of the Polyester team, and offer them on the job training across all facets of our publication.”

Applicants must be in the first three years of their career in media but don’t need to have any experience apart from wanting to work in media. The successful candidate will be able to tailor the experience to the facets that particularly interest them. Applications are open now until 11 March, for more information visit the Polyester website.


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