Editorial Graduate Programme 2024, The Telegraph

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Location: London
Salary details: Above London Living Wage
  • Full-Time

Is it your dream to be a journalist at a world-leading news organisation?

The Telegraph is recruiting graduates who have that ambition. We want committed people who have a real passion for writing, revealing the truth, meeting people from all walks of life and telling their stories.

Our unique 22-month scheme will give you quality training by our most experienced journalists. Among the Telegraph stars who first joined us as graduates are Political Editor Ben Riley-Smith, Features Writer Bryony Gordon, US Correspondent Josie Ensor, US Editor Tony Diver and Chief Sports Writer Oliver Brown. We hope that you will have a long and exciting career with us too.

We are looking for graduates who enjoy writing under pressure and working to deadlines.

You should be a self-starter, flexible and creative.

You will get experience in many different departments, covering everything from news to features, business and sport. You will also receive experience in digital publishing and audience development.

We expect you to embrace these different opportunities and be enthusiastic about learning new skills.


  • A passion for journalism, good judgement, flexibility and resilience.
  • Degree or postgraduate qualification
  • Experience in student, local or other news organisations
  • You must not be an established professional journalist

The scheme includes a 3-month offsite learning experience with other news organisations around the country (this placement may not be in London, in which case accommodation will be provided).

Applications for the programme will close at 22:00 on 10 December 2023. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications after this date.

Please apply with your CV, a cover letter explaining why you would like to work for The Telegraph, and include links to three pieces of work you want us to see.

Assessment Centres will be conducted on 7 March 2024. Unfortunately we are not running further dates if you are unable to attend this assessment centre. The successful candidates will join the team in September 2024.


The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here by creating a suite of benefits that contribute to lifestyle choices and leisure activities. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, parental pay (six months fully paid for mothers), to life assurance and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Training and development

The successful candidate will be provided with training on all tools and reports required for the role.

Alongside your formal editorial training, with support from your manager and colleagues, you’ll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our commitment to inclusion

The Telegraph’s goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives, and backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

For more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.

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