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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


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