You do not need any special qualifications or previous experience of writing or journalism to join our community journalism training course.
If you are interested in holding wealth, power and influence to account, are prepared to put time into investigating and reporting on issues that matter to local communities and have active local network connections or local insight or expertise then we’d like to hear from you.
You can find out more about our editorial values and perspective on our about pages.
We are looking for people who care about Exeter and the people who live and work here, who possess good basic literacy skills and who live in or near the city.
We are also interested in applications from people with photography, film and social media skills: good journalism needs much more than words alone.
Applicants are expected to commit to full course attendance and coursework and assignment completion, but exceptions may be possible in specific cases.
We are particularly keen on applications from people who want to become part of Exeter Observer’s community reporting team, ideally for an initial commitment of six months following course completion.
Eight places are available on each course.
Feature / Strategy & governance
Claire Wright is poised to make history by beating the Tories in East Devon next week. If she does it will be without thanks to the LibDems and Greens, who insisted on standing candidates against her despite the preferences of local party members and the Unite to Remain campaign.
News / Education & skills
The Exeter branch of the University & College Union (UCU) is taking part in a national eight day strike for fair pay and pensions, including equal pay for female and BAME staff, and against casualisation and increasing workloads.
Feature / Transport & mobility
A change to Exeter's G bus service operator has revealed the limits of Devon County Council's approach to transport system integration.
News / Economy & enterprise
Our business-led Local Enterprise Partnership appears committed to a new approach to driving growth which its CEO describes as "game-changing".
News / Strategy & governance
Greg Sheldon wins Devon County Council division by just 40 votes after Labour loses nearly a fifth of its previous vote share.