Junior Broadcast Journalist Apprenticeship, Bloomberg

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

Bloomberg is a global financial information and news leader. We give influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company delivers data, news and analytics through innovative technology to more than 325,000 subscribers globally.

We are a global business with a diverse workforce. We pride ourselves on being open, inclusive and collaborative — and in providing a work environment that encourages employees to be their best. We work with purpose. The goal of our apprenticeship programme is to help you find yours.

The Department: TV

Bloomberg Television is a 24-hour global news channel covering politics, economics and finance. We provide markets news, data and analysis powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. Our interviews with C-suite executives, politicians and thought leaders drive the financial news agenda. We aim to be must-watch viewing for those who need to know what’s moving the markets.

We are part of Bloomberg LP’s media business spanning television, digital, magazine, radio and live event platforms. In the midst of an historic time in the news industry, Bloomberg Media is growing its global footprint and reach through new innovations from QuickTake to New Economy.

The Role

Bloomberg TV is seeking a Junior Broadcast Journalist to join the apprentice programme in London. This is an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of television news and gain hands-on experience in production. We’ll teach you key markets concepts, and editorial skills such as writing scripts, editing video, researching stories and collaborating with other media platforms.

You’ll also learn skills such as organisation, adaptability, creative thinking and the ability to work well under pressure. Administrative tasks which are critical in ensuring deadlines are met and quality standards are maintained will also be a part of the role.

To be part of the team, you must have a drive to learn, a passion for television news and a keen interest in business.

Bloomberg is a company that is constantly innovating and you’ll learn as much about yourself as our business. Bloomberg will support you every step of the way meaning you’ll get a dedicated line manager, a buddy and a mentor.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 3 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A-C in any subject
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades D or above
  • Learners must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject

Success Criteria

Successful candidates should possess:

  • Passion for broadcast news
  • Keen interest in business and finance
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong organisation skills and an eye for detail
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Willingness to work early mornings

Application Process

We recruit on a rolling basis so an early application is advised. Please mention Journo Resources when applying – it really helps us out.

Step 1: Online Application Form: Submit an online application form along with your most up-to-date CV and/or your UCAS personal statement. Show us you are eligible.
Step 2: Telephone Interview: Successful candidates will be invited to schedule a 20 minute telephone conversation with a Bloomberg Recruiter. Show us you are motivated.
Step 3: Video Interview: Meet with your future team leaders and demonstrate the skills you have for the role. Show us you are capable.
Step 4: Final Interview: Meet with the Head of Department to discuss your motivations and potential. Show us you are the best person for the apprenticeship.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Bloomberg is a disability inclusive employer. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made for the recruitment process. If you would prefer to discuss this confidentially, please email access2@bloomberg.net. Alternatively, you can get support from our disability partner EmployAbility, please contact +44 7852 764 684 or info@employ-ability.org.uk

Bloomberg apprenticeships are co-delivered with Press Association and our apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education. To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

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