Editorial Graduate Programme, The Telegraph

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

Do you want to be a journalist with one of the world’s best news organisations?

The Telegraph is recruiting graduates who want to be part of our brilliant team. 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.

You will need to enjoy deadlines and writing under pressure, as well as be a self-starter and flexible. And you should love telling stories in all the different formats available – print, online and video.

So many of our graduates have gone on to top jobs at The Telegraph, and we want that trend to continue. Our unique 2-year scheme will give you top-quality training by our most experienced journalists.

You will get training in different sections of The Telegraph, covering everything from news to features, business and sport. You will also get networking opportunities with different teams and senior members of the newsroom. Events in 2020 have changed the way we work, but rest assured that networking opportunities will continue virtually.

Participants in the Graduate Programme will be hired on a permanent staff contract, and will join us in January 2021.


  • A passion for journalism, adaptability, resilience, good judgement
  • Relevant degree or post-graduate qualification
  • Experience in student, local or other news organisations
  • Shorthand and media law training preferable
  • Please note that this scheme is not open to established professional journalists

Applications for the Programme will close at midnight on 13th July 2020. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications after this date.

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter including links to three pieces of work you would want us to see.

Interviews will be conducted virtually.

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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.

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