Bylines Scotland

Bylines Scotland is part of the Bylines Network, an IMPRESS-regulated not-for-profit organisation which works with volunteers to fill the gap between the established media and ordinary people, diversifying public conversation and training new journalists.


Current opportunity

Do you have stories to tell or ideas to explore about what's going on im your local area or across Scotland more widely? We are looking for people interested in contributing to our citizen journalism network. If you share our progressive values and our desire to diversify the media, challenging established narratives, then you could be the perfect fit. In return, we provide editorial support to help you improve your writing and craft strong stories, plus the protections offered by liability insurance and IMPRESS regulation. You will have access to webinars and other online training on various aspects of journalism, as well as a range of resources in our knowledge bank. You will have the opportunity to network and to build up a portfolio. We love to see our writers go on to find paid employment in journalism. We are committed to bringing in new voices currently missing from the media, so we particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented groups. We take a flexible approach to organisation so if you need extra help to write, for instance to work around a disability, just let us know and we will do our best to help.