On Monday 4 April, the UK's biggest magazine Q and YOUYOU Mentoring announced a new partnership that will see the two organisations offering mentoring opportunities with work experience for disadvantaged and unemployed young people aged 17-21, who are looking to break into music journalism.
With Q's reputation for delivering unparalleled access to the biggest stars in music every month via their multimedia platforms, successful candidates will learn first-hand from experts in editorial, production and events, and gain practical skills and insight of the workings of the magazine. They will also produce a piece of work that they can add to their CV.
Q Editor-in-Chief, Paul Rees says: "Last year I mentored a small group of YOUYOU candidates on the practise of putting a magazine together. I found their input into, and enthusiasm for, our two sessions thoroughly rewarding and inspiring.
"In 2011, Q has committed to doubling the number of YOUYOU candidates we mentor, and for the second year running, we can confirm YOUYOU as our charity partner for the annual Q Awards. Q is looking forward to working once more with YOUYOU and anticipate that our partnership will grow and develop further."
YOUYOU Mentoring Founder Brenda Ramsey says: "We are very proud to be collaborating with Q and working together to show the value of mentoring in helping to shape future talent and give a head start within the industry . We are also very excited to be the recipient of the Q Awards."
Last year 17-year-old Joe Bishop from Streatham, London attended Paul Rees' masterclass. He so impressed the magazine's editorial team with his passion for music and writing abilities that he has just begun a year-long internship with Q.
This year's Q Masterclass sessions with Paul Rees will feature:
How To Produce A Front Cover, 22 and 23 June
How To Conduct An Interview, 20 and 21 September
How To Write A Review, 16 and 17 November
In addition, Marguerite Peck, Event Director for the Q Awards, will be mentoring a young person who wants a career in events production, and giving that lucky person the opportunity to assist her on the day at the Q Awards in London.
For more details and how to apply for a place on the mentoring programme visit www.youyoumentoring.org.uk
10:58 AM | 05/04/2011
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