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Media Cubs and My Generation secure investment to expand

March 29, 2022 by in category Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, Social Value, Talking About My Generation

We’re celebrating an exciting development here at YJ HQ! We have secured investment to expand our projects that enable people aged 7 to 70 to develop news reporting and media skills. We have been awarded £21,600 from the Access to Growth fund, part of GM Social investment – a range of social investment funds delivered […]

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My first six months as part of the YJ team

January 31, 2022 by in category Client Work, Communications, Media Cubs, Talking About My Generation, Training

Our Media and Content Producer Jodie Smith has been with us for six months now. Here she talks about her time in her new role, going from university, interning with us to becoming a much valued employee. “Is it just me or do you sometimes struggle to stop and reflect and instead jump straight into […]

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Our team of older generation community reporters nominated for Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

January 10, 2022 by in category Communications, Passionate Pair, PR, Social Value, Talking About My Generation

The Yellow Jigsaw team is passionate about delivering targeted projects that tackle the issue of media diversity. Our vision is a media landscape where the people who consume the news are the same people who make the news. This is why we are so delighted that the team of voluntary community reporters at Talking About My Generation have been […]

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Meet William – our new digital marketing trainee

December 23, 2021 by in category Communications, Passionate Pair, PR, Social Value

Meet William – our new digital marketing trainee – who started with us just over a month ago thanks to Kickstarter funding. It is so great to have him on board – he really gets us. William was set the challenge of writing 400 words on his time so far….so we encourage you to enjoy! It […]

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Exciting Media Cubs partnership work means we are set for a great 2022!

December 15, 2021 by in category Communications, Media Cubs

Our YJ mission – to diversify UK newsrooms and supported those underrepresented by the media to have a platform – has led us to work with many inspiring individuals and change-making organisations.  We’re excited to be continuing our partnership work as part of Media Cubs: the pop-up TV studio and newsroom that helps young people […]

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Yellow Jigsaw collaborates with Inspire Women Oldham to create an all female news team

November 22, 2021 by in category Client Work

As part of our ethos to help change the media landscape and give more people a voice, we have joined forces with the brilliant Inspire Women Oldham team to create a fabulous all female news team. The Inspire Women group aims to nurture and empower women by providing an open and welcoming space filled with […]

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Job opportunity: Trainee Digital Marketing Assistant

September 17, 2021 by in category Uncategorized

Do you want to join the YJ team? Trainee Digital Marketing Assistant Summary Job Purpose To support the development of the organisations digital channels, digital content, social media and delivery of digital activity. This will support the business to grow its online presence and customer base. Key Responsibilities To work as part of the team […]

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Impact report shows our Media Cubs project has grown confidence of hundreds of young people across GM

September 15, 2021 by in category Media Cubs, Social Value

What an amazing summer we had working on our Media Cubs project! The pop-up TV studio and newsroom turned hundreds of children and young people into mini reporters across Greater Manchester in August. And now the impact stats are in! Mini reporters developed a range of media and communication skills while also growing in confidence: […]

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Our Strategic Director – Grace Dyke – has been appointed as the new chair on the board of Salford CVS

July 16, 2021 by in category Communications, Social Value

Salford CVS has appointed Yellow Jigsaw’s strategic director and co-founder Grace Dyke as its new chair on the board of trustees. Grace, who has been on the Salford CVS board of trustees for four years, replaces outgoing Chair Chris Fox, who steps down following eight successful years in the role.  Grace said “The past year has […]

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Yellow Jigsaw included in Social Impact Directory for Comms Professionals 

June 18, 2021 by in category Communications, Passionate Pair, PR, Social Value

We’re delighted to now be featured in a directory of 16 social enterprises and charities that has been created to help communicators improve the social impact of their supply chains. The directory, created by the Public Relations and Communications Association’s PR Council, enables agencies and in-house teams to appoint suppliers who deliver a positive social […]

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