talkSPORT.com Sports Journalism Apprenticeship, News UK

Location: London
Salary details: £22,000pa
Closes: 02/05/2021
  • Apprenticeship
  • Full-Time
  • Starting Out

We are News UK, also home to Wireless. Our people create award-winning national and local radio and podcasts which have become destinations for millions of listeners across the UK, Ireland and beyond. Our success is rooted in delivering content our audiences love. 

talkSPORT – From World Cups & European Championships to the Premier League and the Champions League through to Test Match Cricket and World Class Boxing, the talkSPORT Network is at the heart of the world’s major sporting events. Throw in our flagship programmes shows such as GameDay Exclusive, the talkSPORT Breakfast, Drivetime with Adrian Durham & Darren Gough and we truly have a radio station to shout about.

talkSPORT isn’t just a radio station, though. Our website is viewed by millions of people a month, while we have over 1.4million followers on Twitter, a Facebook page with 3million likes and a YouTube channel with more than 750k subscribers.

Being a talkSPORT Apprentice is a gateway to a great career into sports media and broadcasting. During your time with us you will earn a living wage, get full training, 4 days a week with talkSPORT doing the job and 1 day a week studying – including an NCTJ Diploma in journalism – with all your course fees paid.

You will spend time with our audio, social media, digital teams, and live shows; you’ll learn everything we can teach you about how to create content, tell and share stories, attract, grow and capture an audience.

You will receive mentoring and coaching bespoke to you and delivered by some of the most experienced and talented staff in the sports media and broadcasting industry.

At the end of the programme you’ll graduate with a qualification in journalism and be well on your way to your chosen career. There is no better way to start your sports media and broadcasting career than an apprenticeship with us.

What We’re Looking For From You:

  • You are passionate about sports journalism and creating content
  • You turn new and imaginative ideas into reality and can help us create a fresh tone that will resonate with a more diverse audience
  • You excite people by the way you tell stories
  • You make the complex simple
  • Creative mind and ability to think differently
  • You are a good storyteller and know what makes a story interesting

More than anything you have a passion for learning and will grab this opportunity with both hands with the aspiration of being a creative force.

Application Process

Online Application > Telephone Interview > Assessment Centre

As part of the Online Application process, we would like you to provide a cover letter that explains why you want to join talkSPORT and answer the following 3 questions:

  1. Tell us about yourself and why you have applied for this apprenticeship?
  2. How would you describe talkSPORT and what do you like/dislike about it?
  3. Give us an example of a story you have covered / or would like to cover – and how you would treat that story on radio and on our digital platforms?

Applications close Sunday 2nd of May, if you have any questions about your application please contact us at earlycareers@news.co.uk. Please mention Journo Resources when applying, it really helps us out.

Equal Opportunities

We are a diverse team and strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential. We want to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised, utilised and celebrated.

News UK is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all its employees and applicants. We oppose all forms of discrimination in the workplace. We thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion. We make better decisions, we’re stronger and happier, and it’s the right thing to do.