We have an exciting opportunity for three budding, young writers to join our NationalWorld team as apprentice journalists.
This is your chance to be part of a new national news brand, produced by a team of journalists, editors, video producers and designers who live and work across the UK.
Fancy a job where you could interview the Prime Minister? Or tackle a professional footballer in a press conference? Would you be comfortable sharing a coffee with a top comedian? Have you got a talent for taking pictures or shooting video?
Do you want to dig out great stories - and see them published?
Our apprentices have done all of these things and more and if you want your chance, we need to hear from you NOW.
What we’re looking for
We want three bright, enthusiastic, creative and hard-working young people aged between 18 and 24 to work on our national site NationalWorld.
We are looking for two apprentices who will focus on news reporting and covering the issues that matter to those who use our website. This will include producing breaking news, data journalism, video and podcast production.
We are also looking for one apprentice who will focus on sports reporting and shares our passion and desire to increase coverage of women’s sport. This will include producing breaking women’s sports news, video and podcast production.
Your ability is more important than your location, and we can discuss where you will be based.
What’s in it for you?
- A professional journalism qualification, the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism
- The opportunity to earn a wage while learning your trade
- All college fees paid by us
- Professional training plus on-going support
- A personal mentor to help you through the apprenticeship
- An 18-month contract starting this summer
- 26 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
- Four days per week at work, and one day a week in college
We are not looking for perfect qualifications, we need people with loads of enthusiasm and fresh ideas to help us tell stories in words, pictures, video and podcasts.
How to apply
Send us your name, age, address and contact details.
And tell us what you are doing now and why you would make a great apprentice, in no more than 300 words.
If you are interested in the news journalist apprenticeships, email your details to [email protected] with the words APPRENTICE NATIONAL NEWS in the subject line by Friday, July 2.
If you are interested in the sport journalist apprenticeship, email your details to [email protected] with the words APPRENTICE NATIONAL SPORT in the subject line by Friday, July 2.