Journalism Trainee Scheme, The Sun

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

We Are: The Sun is full of talented, dedicated and creative people. Our print and digital audience is 32.8 million people – 5.4 million more than any other national news brand.

The Sun newspaper is read by 2.6 million Britons every day with 32.6 million Brits turning to The Sun’s family of websites and apps for news, showbiz and sport, making us Britain’s best-selling newspaper and number one online newspaper brand.

We are part of News UK which also publishes The Times and The Sunday Times and is home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations.

The Sun has a proud history of campaigns offering help to millions of readers and our current Books for Schools campaign gives 20,000 primary schools the chance to each get a whole school reading programme of 106 books for free.

The Opportunity: You will be part of an industry-leading training programme where our aims include increasing diverse talent to reflect our audience.

What’s In It For You? You will be sent to the UK’s top journalism school, News Associates, where you will be taught a variety of skills needed for today’s newsroom.

What Type Of Training Is Involved?

We are running two separate training schemes:

  • Should you have a journalism qualification (NCTJ or similar) you will join a full-time paid editorial training programme including a work placement with a news agency before joining The Sun’s newsroom.
  • If you have no formal training or qualifications we’d still love to hear from you as you will receive a salary and  formal training where you will be taught a variety of skills needed for today’s newsroom during a 40-week course. You will also receive on-the-job training at The Sun.

Whatever your background you are welcome to apply and will be offered a full-time role on successful completion of the programme.

About You: You are passionate about journalism, keep up to date with current affairs, have strong opinions and want to work for an organisation that gives you a voice.

You are curious and always looking for answers or asking questions. You must be available to start full-time on February 3.

How Do You Apply?

If you have no journalism training, write the story of your life in no more than 300 words with a letter explaining why you want to work for The Sun.

If you have a qualification in journalism, send your CV with three examples of your work and a covering letter.

All applications should be submitted by midnight on November 29. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a selection day in London on December 17th or 20th.

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