Positive Action Scheme 2024, The Guardian

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

Thinking of a career in journalism?

The Guardian believes there should be a better representation of our diverse society in the media and each summer offers two-week work experience placements for those from underrepresented groups who are aiming to start a career in journalism.

This year our London office is running paid schemes during the summer for disabled people and for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants.

About The Schemes

  • Over 2 weeks, you’ll gain an insight into the profession, working in different sections across our newspaper and website.
  • You’ll  have an experienced journalist as a mentor to offer career advice.

Please note, the schemes are only open to applicants over 18 years old. You must have the right to work or train in the UK at the time of application.

The Schemes

Follow the hyperlinks to apply:

Disabilities Scheme

  • You’ll work in 2 different sections, one week in each, which could include Features, Multimedia, Sport, Podcasting, Business/Consumer, Environment, among others.

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Schemes

Multi-Department Scheme

  • You’ll work across 4-5 sections which could include Features, Saturday Magazine, Environment, Culture, Books, Global Development or Multimedia. After the initial fortnight, participants can come back and spend one more week on their preferred desk.

News Scheme

  • New for 2024, in this scheme you’ll be working across the Guardian and the Observer’s busy news desks, shadowing our team of journalists and editors.
    Ideal for those wishing to become news reporters.

Sport Scheme

  • You will work on our sports desk alongside our team of writers, sub-editors and editors, learning how we cover the biggest sporting events across the globe.

Podcasting & Audio Storytelling Scheme 

  • You will work alongside our podcast producers, editors and hosts in our audio department.

Business & Consumer Scheme

  • You’ll work on our busy business and consumer desks, shadowing our team of journalists and editors and assisting editors with research tasks.

Photography & Photojournalism Scheme

  • You’ll work alongside our photographers and picture editors, learning about different aspects of photojournalism. You’ll learn more about photojournalism and likely be sent out on individual photography assignments.

How To Apply

Click the link below for a full overview of the schemes and how to apply. Deadline for receipt of applications is 11pm, Sunday 24th March 2024.

We value and respect all differences (seen and unseen) in all people at the Guardian. We aspire to have inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future.

*Positive action is covered by section 158 of the Equality Act 2010

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