News & Opinion

Guardian to hire trainee journalists

The paper plans to hire six trainee journalists on 12 month contracts to start in October.

The job description for the roles states that the scheme will "equip the successful candidates with the skills to pursue a career in journalism" over the course of the year. During this time the trainees will work across digital production and section teams, as well as receiving training from either the digital interactive, multimedia, social media or data teams.

The Guardian closed its trainee scheme in 2008, making this the first time trainees have been taken on in five years.

The scheme is hoping to attract applications from people with "a variety of backgrounds" and while journalism qualifications are not essential the successful candidates will have to have "proven experience in digital journalism".

The traineeship will not automatically result in a job at the end of the placement but the candidates will have the opportunity to compete for available openings at GNM in their ninth months at The Guardian.  

Source: Press Gazette

23/07/13

Want the latest news, opinion and insight on newsbrands?
Sign up and we'll send you a weekly update.

Sign up here

Get in touch

Newsworks
3rd Floor
3 Marshalsea Road
London
SE1 1EP

Phone:
0203 949 7470

Email:
info@newsworks.org.uk

Keep up to date

Please take a minute to answer a few questions on our new website. The feedback you provide will help us make the website easier for you to navigate and ensure you can find the content you’re after. In addition, we’ll enter you in to a prize draw for a £100 Amazon voucher*.

Take Survey Not now Never