The only complete and updated list of UK media and journalism graduate schemes or traineeships.
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Opportunities in green are currently open at the time of writing, while those in orange are expected to open on time as we’ve conducted checks! If something is in black, we’ve based this on data from the previous year.
List updated: December 5
Trainee in Film and TV Production, Disney Studios – Apply ASAP
Disney tend to close opportunities after a certain number of applications, so get yours in! This traineeship is suitable for graduates and will allow you to hone your skills in all aspects of storyboarding, content creation, and film and TV production. Great for Marvel and Star Wars fans!
Junior Producer, PA Media – Apply ASAP
To our knowledge, this position is still open and it looks like a good one! This role will have you getting hands-on with equipment to deliver national and international news. You must have solid writing skills for punchy headlines, video editing abilities for social media, and a keenness to engage with their broadcast platform hands-on.
Visual Content and Press Officer, Exeter Northcott Theatre Company – Closes December 6
Bring your best video editing, marketing and photography skills to the table for this role with Exeter Northcott Theatre’s marketing team. You’ll be an eager storyteller, a masterful champion of young people, artists and communities, and you will showcase achievements, milestones and talent on social media, the theatre’s website, and more. This is a 39hrs per week role, paid at £26,317 per annum.
Communications Assistant, The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) – Closes December 7
Ready to tap into a world of laughter and hops? Brew up a storm as a communications assistant, where you will provide support for CAMRA’s campaigns and communications teams. This includes content delivery across our digital and social platforms, support our media work and engagement with UK elected representatives. Paid up to £21,500, depending on experience, you may sample some cracking ales.
Trainee Reporter, Newsquest Cambridgeshire – Closes December 8
If you’ve got your NCTJ under your belt, this could be a fantastic entry-level role into the industry. Newsquest Cambridgeshire is looking for a new trainee reporter who is ready to make an immediate impact reporting on an area “with big ambitions and bags of potential.” You’ll take onwership of growing online audiences and building trust within communities. There’s no pay mentioned but we estimate it pays £20,000 and above.
Runner, Loose Women – Closes December 8
Loose Women, the influential daytime talk show, seeks a Production Runner to contribute to its daily live broadcasts. The role involves various responsibilities, including administration, prop sourcing, and supporting the production and floor management teams. Could suit a grad well! Best of all, it’s paid; £27,442 per year.
PR and Social Media Assistant, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust – Closes December 10
Could you be the next PR and Social Media star for South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust? They’re seeking a creative individual to join their award-winning communications and engagement team, homing in on digital and social media strategy. It’s flexible working and pays £25,147 to £27,596 a year.
Lime Pictures Publicity and Digital Internship – Closes December 13
A nine-month scheme across both video and written word.
Self-shooting Journalist, LocalTV (TalkTyne&Wear, Newcastle World) – Closes December 13
Confident in front of a camera? A position with LocalTV could be right up your street. You will be passionate about local storytelling and be able to bring the biggest stories to life through video, text, and pictures. You will be a genuinely multi-skilled video journalist passionate about telling stories through your shooting, editing, researching, and reporting skills. Pay starts from £20,319 per year.
Glasgow Warriors Communications Assistant, Scottish Rugby – Closes December 13
Join the Glasgow Warriors on a fixed-term contract for 9 – 12 months, as you tell their tales of progression through the United Rugby Championship and Investec Champions Cup. The role involves creating diverse digital content, covering matches, supporting media management on away game days, and contributing to weekly media planning. Must have strong organizational skills and be able to work collaboratively. Paid £25,000 onwards, dependent on experience.
Videojournalist, Associated Press (AP) – Closes December 15
A 20-week paid news internship for university students and recent graduates worldwide, providing opportunities in the U.S. and internationally. Interns in London will focus on general news video production, requiring strong storytelling, news judgment, and proficiency in multiple formats, with mentorship provided.
Newsperson (Global and Sports), Associated Press – Closes December 15
This 20-week paid news internship with AP is also for university students and graduates. The internship, based in London, focuses on sports writing, particularly football coverage. It will require creativity, multimedia skills, and collaboration with various departments, providing a full-time, paid experience for eligible candidates with mentorship and training.
CNN News Internships 2024 – Closes December 17
Thirteen internships on offer, where you will be covering responsibilities over the newsdesk, programming, features, and guest bookings. Pays London Living Wage.
Media and Communications Assistant, Metropolitan Police (Westminister) – Closes December 31
This is a role with blended-working options, which looks promising. You’ll support managing and delivering the Met’s external and internal communications. Paid £34,448 – £36,864 pa.
Bloomberg London Winter News Internship – Closed December 1
Spend 12 weeks learning about financial journalism with the Bloomberg team. Fluency in a foreign language is a plus here.
Insider Careers Fellow – Closed December 2
This fellowship takes place in the heart of London, where you will spend six months learning from a newsroom alongside expert storytellers. You will be stationed with the Business team, and there is the opportunity to pursue hybrid working.
Harper Collins Editorial Assitant – Closed December 11
In this role, you will support the Editorial Director and Editor with administrative work. You will also liaise with authors to ensure books will run smoothly before publication.
Essex Wildlife Trust Communications Assistant – Closed December 12
Work alongside the Essex Wildlife Trust to bring ecological issues to the public eye! In this role, you will get stuck into producing content for various platforms, including social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube & TikTok), blogs, email, magazine articles, press releases and producing video and podcast content.
Public Affairs and Engagement Assistant – Closed December 12
Get involved with connecting the public with transformational change in the North! Lots of responsibilities in this role, including (but not limited to): leading TfN’s annual conference; representing at Whitehall and Westminister; and working with northern MPs to manage the All-Party Parliamentary Group on transport matters across the north. Paid £31,676 – £36,634 pa.
Central News Trainee Reporters – Closed December 14
Learn the ropes of court reporting over in London’s crown courts and tribunals! You’ll need a bit of mettle and determination for this one; they’re looking for trainees with attitude, a bit of aptitude and a dash of shorthand. You need at least a 60wpm, or the will to pick shorthand up very quickly.
BBC Broadcast Operator Apprenticeship – Closed December 15
A level three apprenticeship which will leave you fully qualified across camera operations, vision mixing, sound and vision editing etc.
Disney Product Design and Placement Internship – Closed December 18
Want to learn the technical ins and outs of branding? This internship will test and harness your knowledge of design briefs, style guides, product development and approval processes.
Grierson DocLab Training Scheme – Closed December 22
A training scheme supporting 12 young applicants aged 18 – 25 in becoming ‘job ready’ for roles in factual TV and documentary filmmaking. New entrants welcomed, supporting a variety of entry level roles behind the camera.
Haines McGregor Brand Strategy & Innovator Internships – Closes January 3
This is a paid three-month internship, where the successful candidate will take control of innovation, brand positioning,
BBC Production Trainee Scheme – Closes January 8
A paid traineeship and apprenticeship offering extensive training and expertise in radio, TV and production. Broad experiences on offer, including (but not limited to) opportunities to cover current affairs, education, drama and sport.
Financial Times Paul McClean Graduate Trainee Programme – Closes January 13
A full-time contract as a trainee at the Financial Times. You will spend seven weeks training and then take on two years of six month assignments.
The Journo Resources Fellowship Programme – Closed January 1
A paid fellowship scheme with yours truly for new, underrepresented journalists. During the fellowship, you will learn the ins and outs of digital journalism and be paid to write at least one feature with JournoResources.
Wall Street Journalism, Europe Reporting Internship – Closed January 3
A ten-week internship in summer 2021 based in their London, Brussels or Paris office. You will get experience in mentorship and training.
A+E Networks Planning Internship – Closed January 3
This on-air internship will see you working on Sky History, Blaze, Crime & Investigation, Lifetime and Sky History2. You need to be studying on a sandwich course to apply for this.
The Wall Street Journal’s Social Media Internship – Closed January 10
A 10-week paid summer internship in the WSJ’s New York City office, working on social media for the opinion desk.
Bloomberg Summer News Internship – Closed January 13
10 weeks in London, learning on how to report on global finance markets.
FT Specialist Reporting Traineeship – Closed January 15
18-month traineeship gaining experience within different areas of the business and will join a team of 80 journalists based in London, and a total of 150 worldwide, writing for a diverse range of audiences.
Joseph Rago Memorial Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism – Closed January 17
A nine-month paid fellowship at the Wall Street Journalism open to graduates with less than five years’ experience.
CNN London, Digital and Video Internships (Undergraduates) – Closed January 30
Four month paid scheme across either digital or news (January 1 – April 30)
BBC Elevate – Closed January 30
A two-year-long programme to give disabled people with some industry experience the chance to work on flagship BBC shows.
Daily Mail Sub-Editing Graduate Scheme – Closed February 4
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five-month external placement.
Daily Mail Reporting Graduate Scheme – Closed February 11
Year long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five-month external placement.
Podcast Creators (Assistant Producers) with BBC Sounds Audio Lab – Closed February 12
Audio Lab is an ‘accelerator’ programme with one big ambition – to amplify next-generation podcasters and supporting career development. You will receive a full-time salary for 8 months from May to Dec 2023 at Assistant Producer level, plus a package of practical and professional training that includes; mentoring, support and a production budget.
The Wall Street Journal Bartley Fellowship, Arts Criticism – Closed February 15
A summer 2021 programme for graduates, paying $900 a week. It is based in their New York office but could be remote.
bet365 Media Graduate Scheme – Closed February 15
A 12 month rotation across all their media departments, including both in the UK and in Malta. You need to have graduated in the last three years for this scheme.
ITV News Trainee Production Journalist Scheme– Closed February 19
Nine-month contract at a local ITV region offering on-the-job training, alongside an opportunity to join national and regional news teams as a trainee journalist. Applications from candidates from underrepresented backgrounds strongly encouraged.
Associated Press Global News General Assignment Internships – Closes February 20
A number of full-time, paid, working experience in a number of fields, including: photo and video news gathering; cross-format news gathering; digital news; and video, audio and text production.
British Horseracing Development Programme – Closed February 28
An opportunity to attend lectures, tours and visits while taking on specialist placements in marketing, digital, journalism and sales to name but a few. Applicants paid living wages for an industry placement lasting at least 8 weeks.
NATO Internship programme – Reopens March 2024
A six-month long placement with NATO which pays € 1069 a month
Channel 4 Apprenticeship Schemes – Reopens in March 2024
A 12-month scheme while earning a level three or four qualifications.
BBC Production Training Programme – Closed March 3
An intensive 11-month scheme producing some of the BBC’s most popular content.
London Sport Graduate Placements – Closed March 11
12-month placement in marketing and communications.
Google News Initiative Fellowship – Closed March 15
An eight-week-long summer placement working in newsrooms such as FT, TBIJ, Guardian
The Associated Press News Internship 2021 – Closed March 15
A 12-week training course for new or recent graduates who can get to London for fieldwork.
Format Lab Factual Entertainment Training Programme – Closed March 17
This is a chance to test the waters, stretch your creativity and train in programme development. Eight successful candidates will receive training, mentoring and placements across Scotland, in various studios.
Financial News Internship Scheme – Closed March 31
A ten-week internship in London, focusing on financial reporting.
The Telegraph Editorial Training Scheme – Closed March 31
A 2-year scheme with top-quality training with stints at the Press Association, leading regional news organisations, as well as the different sections of the Telegraph itself.
Daily Mail Sports Graduate Scheme – Closed March 31
Year-long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five-month external placement.
EuroNews and AfricaNews Apprenticeship 2022 – Closed March 31
A fantastic opportunity for successful candidates to embark on a two-year diploma, enrolling in one of France’s most prestigious journalism schools, while training in one of Europe’s leading newsrooms in Lyon. Includes tuition fees and a monthly salary between €800 and €1,000 during the two-year programme. Must hold a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of C1 French.
EuroNews Apprenticeship – Closed March 31
Your tuition fees covered and monthly salary of €800-1000 during the two-year programme starting in September 2022.
DOLBY Broadcast Student Placement – Closed March 31
12-month student placement opportunities starting in July/August 2022.
Institute of Art and Ideas, Graduate Digital Marketing Trainee – Closed April 3
Three-month scheme looking at social media, newsletters, and content.
Channel 4 Social Media Apprenticeship – Closed April 3
Learn how to engage and drive audiences to Channel 4 and E4
The Guardian Scott Trust bursaries – Closed April 3
Financial support for graduates to study for an MA in journalism. Applications from graduates with diverse social and/or ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
Channel 4 Picture Editor Apprenticeship – Closed April 3
Work with the All4 team on selected and editing eye-grabbing imagery.
The Hundred Rising Reporter Scheme – Closed April 7
Write up eight match reports for use in national, regional and sports titles.
Penguin Random House Internships – Closed April 8
Earn £22,000 pro-rata for six months on these hands-on editorial internship schemes.
Trainee Reporter with Edinburgh Live, Reach Plc – Closed early, April 12
Successful applicants will get the chance to train in a specialised patch in Edinburgh, for one of Reach Plc’s most popular newsrooms.
Play Sports Group Internship – Closed April 13
12-month fixed-term paid internship, running from June 2022 – June 2023.
E.O.I Runners, BBC Studios Factual Entertainment – Closed April 15
Studios in Cardiff and Bristol are on the lookout for Runners to assist production teams in office. Duties include courier responsibilities, assisting camera crew and members of the public.
Assistant Editor & Social Media/Video Editor Assistant Producer at Sky Sports – Closed April 16
Over the course of two 6-month placements, you’ll publish live action, highlights, analysis and features for socials.
Digital Video Junior Assistant Producer & Junior Assistant Producer at Sky Sports – Closed April 16
During this year-long course, you’ll learn how to produce digital video for Sky Sports.
Assistant Digital Producer, Assistant Audio and Podcast Producer at Sky News – Closed April 16
Split into two 6 months placements, you’ll learn how to deliver news coverage across Sky News’ 24-hour operation.
Law Business Research Graduate Trainee Reporter Scheme – Closed April 29
Based in London (with hybrid working), this is an opportunity to generate a strong portfolio of stories and build your career in a supportive and encouraging environment. You are not expected to have any prior legal knowledge.
The Economist Foreign Internship – Closed April 30
Three-month placement, paying £2,000 a month.
International Media Trainee – Closed May 1
A chance to work alongside one of the UK’s award-winning documentarians and media experts. Includes extensive training.
The Spectator Summer Internship Programme – Closed May 1
Four schemes in Editorial, Politics and Broadcast. Reminder: strictly no CVs!
Future PLC Graduate Scheme – Closed May 12
With the Future Graduate Programme, you’ll spend 12 months working within one of the following teams: Commercial; Finance; Ecommerce; or Editorial. Placements are available across all offices in Bath, London, Wales or Reading.
The Times and Sunday Times Digital Production Training Scheme – Closed April 12
Sate your passion for production at one of the UK’s leading newsrooms! Successful applicants train for two years, with a chance of a inhouse job offer upon completion.
Am Pàipear Digital Journalist Graduate Scheme – Closed May 23
A 12-month graduate scheme with Scotland’s well-loved and award-winning newsroom based in the Outer Hebrides.
Boohoo Marketing Graduate Scheme – Closed May 26
A two-year graduate programme based in Manchester where successful candidates will refine skills in marketing, including: social; digital; CRM; PR and Marketing Operations.
Channel 4 Production Training Scheme – Closed May 28
It’s back! Work with the 4 Creative team to create engaging programmes for Channel 4. Placements across multiple studios across the UK, including (but not limited to): London, Glasgow and Manchester. Pays £22-24,000.
Argus Media Graduate Journalism Training Scheme – Closed May 31
A fantastic graduate scheme for writers specialising in energy, green, and data journalism.
The Economist Richard Casement Internship – Closed June 1
3-month scheme reporting in science and tech, with a £2,000 monthly stipend.
Nico Colchester Journalism Fellowships – Closed June 7
Two Fellowships on offer, including three-month internships at The Economist and the Financial Times. Both winners will receive a bursary of £6,000 to cover accommodation and travel.
Assistant Producer Accelerator Programme 2023/24 – BBC Studios – Closed June 9
The BBC will provide training and a year-long contract to develop Researchers and hone their skills as Assistant Producers. There are 11 spots on offer across the UK.
Spiked Online Editorial Internship – Closed June 16
Enjoy politics? Do you dream of working at one of the best political magazines? Send your application in for this six-month paid placement for aspiring writers, editors, podcast producers and video makers.
Eurogamer Paid Work Experience Programme – Closed June 17
Get your game on with this 8-week programme running from mid-July. Paid £100 a day. You’ll need availability over this period and be a UK resident aged 18 or older from an ethnic minority background.
i Talent Scheme – Closed June 18
An exciting new apprenticeship scheme to train and nurture future journalism talent with the i Paper. Open to all, especially candidates who may traditionally face barriers into media careers.
Editorial Fellow at Prospect Magazine – Closes June 19
A 6-month, paid, pro-rata internship with Prospect Magazine for a British Muslim journalist. You’ll be working full-time hours in Westminister, London, and you will be taking on writing assignments, pitches, editing, and research for their podcasts.
Asian Network Placement Programme, BBC – Closed June 26
Five month placements for four applicants based in Birmingham, based at the BBC Asian Network headquarters. Primary roles include working with teams across shows and departments, from daily shows to music sessions to digital content.
Editorial Apprenticeship with The Independent -Closed June 26
A paid opportunity with The Independent for a talented apprentice from the British Muslim community. Includes 15 months on the job, with external training from the NCTJ.
Editorial Apprenticeship with Evening Standard – Closed June 26
A postgraduate editorial apprenticeship lasting 15 months, with day-release training for an NCTJ qualification and work experience in print and digital. Paid LLW (£10.85 per hour). Candidates must come from a British Muslim community.
Penguin Random House ‘The Scheme’ – Closed June 28
Six months working as part of the editorial team at one of PRH’s London offices. Open to applicants from a BAME community, and/or from a socio-economically disadvantaged background.
Warner Bros Studios Reach Apprenticeships – Closed June 30
Always a popular scheme, the Warner Bros Studios Reach Apprenticeships are offering opportunities in Marketing and Facilities. This is a great scheme if you’re looking to break into the film and production industry.
Journalist/Reporter, EC Appointments – Apply ASAP
This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful publishing house that produce local and regional lifestyle magazines. Based in Apsley near Hempstead, you will proofread articles, conduct interviews and update socials.
Assistant Editor, Hand Media – Apply ASAP
This is a position for country music lovers out there, where you will get your hands on producing editorials for consumer magazines. Hybrid working is on the table, as well as a £22–25,000 salary
International Media Trainee, TVF Media – Closed July 2
Join the UK’s leading provider of factual programming, and learn all the skills required in documentary making.
The Independent Editorial Apprenticeship Scheme – Closed July 9
Two apprenticeships are available for talented prospective journalists to kickstart their career. Two years of journalism training, alongside a 17-week NCTJ diploma course at PA’s training centre followed by on-the-job training at the titles and in the PA newsroom.
The Telegram Editorial Graduate Programme – Closed July 9
A two-year scheme offering graduates top-quality training and mentorship alongside The Telegram. Offers a broad array of experiences in numerous departments, including news and sport.
Youth4Regions – Closed July 10
Journalism students and graduates interested in EU policy can apply for this scheme, allowing them to work alongside journalists during EU Region Week, attend press trips, receive training and visit EU Media HQs.
Hachette Fresh Chapters Traineeship – Closed July 14
12-month scheme for BAME candidates only – six months with an editorial department and six months within either a Marketing or Publicity department
Yahoo UK Diversity in Journalism scheme – Closed July 8
Take part in a fully-funded NCTJ accredited course with expenses paid and the potential of gaining a full-time role.
New Scientist Diversity Internship Programme – Closed July 8
A six-month internship for anyone from a BAME background with a degree in science tech or computing. London Living Wage.
Communications Assistant, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust – Closed July 19
This integral role with local NHS will help support the team with communications, engagement strategies and maintaining engagement across the trust. You will also curate articles and spearhead local key campaigns.
rad Cymru Wales TV Traineeship – Closed July 20
A paid traineeship within a Welsh independent television production company, including full training throughout the placement. Applications are encouraged from candidates underrepresented in the TV industry: those with a disability, from black, Asian or ethnic minority communities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Internship with 1843 Magazine, The Economist – Closed July 21
A six month paid internship offering insight into the administrative, production, and pitching processes at 1843 Magazine. £28,000 pro rata.
Editorial Assistant, Palladorian Publications – Closed July 21
Take your first steps into the publishing sector by shadowing experts covering the global energy and construction materials sectors.
Social Media Assistant, Beaverbrooks – Closed July 21
You’ll support the Social Coordinators and the Social Content Creator in implementing the organic social calendar across both Beaverbrooks and Loupe. In your role, you will be creating engaging and industry-leading social content. This will include writing copy and creating design assets and scheduling social posts across platforms.
Junior Content Executive, Not Actual Size – Closed July 23
Get to work on content creation, including brand campaigns and articles. They offer hybrid working options and pay £24–25,000.
Editorial and Social Media Assistant, Time & Leisure – Closed July 25
If you already have an eye on the events in southwest London and Surrey, you’ll be a dab hand working at Time & Leisure. Their editorial and social media role will have you overlooking their articles, event listings and newsletters.
Community Outreach Executive, Planet Friendly Paint – Closed July 25
In this role, you will reach out to potential clients, customers and partners across the UK. Duties involve managing contacts in a CRM, regularly liaising with the CEO and designer, updating the website, and overseeing supply chain management and development.
MFL Graduate Editors, CGP Books – Closed July 25
Make learning a pique-nique for KS3, GCSE and A Level Modern Language students (French, German, Spanish) with this entry editing role in the Lake District.
STEM Graduate Editors, CGP Books – Closes July 25
A chance to put your scientific and mathematical skills under the microscope, working on revision guides for KS3, GCSE and A Level STEM students. Once again, placed in the Lake District.
Media and Broadcast Technician, University Campus of Football Business – Closes July 25
This role will provide a window into production management, editing, and equipment. You’ll assist and manage a training programme working with academic staff and students to upskill them in using media and broadcasting equipment.
Editorial Assistant, FT Weekend – Closed July 27
This is a popular opportunity which sometimes closes early, so get your application in! You will work as part of a team to support journalists globally by carrying out a range of administrative tasks. Hybrid working is a possibility, entry level role paid from £20k – £30k depending on experience.
Editorial Administrator, Financial Times – Closed July 27
In this role, you will juggle your individual tasks and responsibilities whilst also acting as the assistant to the Managing Editor. The abilities of problem solving, organisation and a can-do attitude are key to this job. Once again, hybrid working is a possibility, entry level role paid from £20k – £30k depending on experience.
News Reporter, Maidenhead Advertiser and Slough & Windsor Express – Closed July 27
Tech-savvy and ambitious, entry level reporters will have the chance to work online and in print. You will cover various topics, from breaking news to court cases, human interest pieces and more.
Writer and Content Creator, Hello Hunters – Closed July 28
This is an entrepreneurial opportunity where you will be producing digital content for start-ups. This can be freelance, part-time or full-time.
Marketing Assistant, Oxford University Press – Closed July 28
Help shape marketing strategies within one of the world’s most famous academic publishing bodies. You’ll be a fast paced worker with excellent time management skills, impeccable written and verbal skills, with a good eye for creative and adaptive approaches to marketing. You’ll also be working a stone’s throw away from Oxford’s incredible libraries!
Globetrotter Editorial Internship, Financial Times – Closed July 31
Who wouldn’t like to work for one of the most forward-thinking, collaborative and innovative sections of the Financial Times? This is a part-time internship, spanning 12 weeks and paid the London Living Wage. Successful interns for FT Globetrotter must demonstrate flexible attitudes, be quick on their feet, and excellent team players.
Junior Snapchat Producer, Extreme International – Closed July 31
In this role you will be conceptualizing and creating Snapchat content. Knowledge of social media strategy would be advantageous, with a paypacket up to £20,000
Reporter, Daily Record Scotland – Closed August 4
You’ll be getting stuck in and hit the ground running to establish unique digital content. Must have an NCTJ or equivalent with a strong knowledge of media law.Paid £23,000 and above.
Reporter, Energy Voice – Closed August 6
Play your part in the national debate surrounding green energy, natural resources and the climate crisis.You will report from energy sector events, deliver video interviews, contribute to weekly podcasts and generate original stories for online and print.
Multimedia Journalist, Suffolk News – Closed August 6
Based in Bury, St. Edmunds and Newmarket, successful applicants will hold a gold standard NCTJ diploma and a full driving license. Here, you will get stuck into a variety of multimedia disciplines, covering human interest stories, local court cases, politics and sports to name just a few.
Local Democracy Reporter (Northants Live) – Closed August 7
Shine a light on council daily decisions and keep politicians on their toes with this Local Democracy Reporter role. Pay starts at approximately £23,000.
Junior Reporter, The Stage – Closed August 7
If you enjoy working with a small team in a fast-paced environment, consider joining as a Junior Reporter for The Stage. You will need to have previous journalism qualifications (e.g. NCTJ) and a gift for meeting deadlines and crafting tantalising copy. Based in London with pay starting at £22K.
Staff Writer, The Spirits Business – Closed August 11
Come and join a London-based editorial team, where you will spill the gin on all the latest news from the global spirits industry. You will suggest original ideas, source exclusive content, and create tight, engaging copy. No NCTJ required; however, it is desirable.
BBC Future Voices Programme – Closed August 17
An opportunity to work with the World Service Languages department of the BBC. Applicants must be fluent in an additional language as well as English. Training will be provided.
Output producer, Sky News London -Closed August 21
Join the Sky News team in Osterley, where you will be working with Output Editors and Assistant Editors to create TV and news reports. As well as creating news packages, you will work with correspondents and suggest innovative story treatments.
Events Assistant, Come Play With Me – Closed August 24
One for the music lovers! In this internship you will be working part-time creating podcasts, arranging interviews, and producing and editing magazines. You’ll also have the freedom to spearhead your own event. Based in Leeds, this internship lasts 6 months and pays the Real Living Wage, so £10.90 per hour.
National World Hibs Reporter (Edinburgh) – Closes August 25
Dish out your best football content with this placement covering Hibs. You will be tasked with producing strong digital content, digging out exclusives, conducting big interviews, and writing fun features and engaging analysis. Experience of video – in front of and behind the camera – is advantageous.
Swindon Town Football Reporter – Closes August 25
The award-winning Swindon Advertiser seeks a top-class sports journalist to cover Swindon Town Football Club. You’ll be a roving digital reporter with a knack for up-to-the-second live blogs, match reports, exclusive interviews, analysis and underreported stories.
Metro.co.uk Sports Reporter – Closes August 25
Join one of the UK’s largest new rooms, where you will help spearhead and curate sports journalism. Must have rounded newspaper, magazine or website experience, alongside higher qualifications (BA degree/NCTJ, etc)
CNBC News Programming Internship – Closed September 5
12-month training scheme across scheduling and programme research.
Poetry Translation Centre Internship – Closed September 11
A year-long, part-time internship paid at London Living Wage. Your role will span content, organisation and research.
European University Institute Video and Multimedia Trainee Scheme – Closed September 15
12 month paid position in Florence focusing on writing, social media, videography and photography.
Taylor Bennet PR and Communications Training – Closed September 16
Lasting 8 weeks, this paid opportunity will sharpen your communications strategies for clients, and equip you with the tools to manage financial, regulatory and reputational challenges.
The Taylor Bennett Foundation, PR Training Programme – Closed September 16
A ten-week virtual traineeship filled with workshops and tasks. For BAME candidates only. Pays £287.00 per week.
Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins Publishers – Closed September 20
An entry level opportunity with the 4th Estate team supporting the Publishing Director and Editorial Director in publishing a broad range of titles, from literary to crossover fiction and narrative to subject-driven non-fiction.
ITV Wales Trainee Scheme – Closed September 21
A 9-month training programme creating short-form digital content for political and current affairs stories within ITV Wales.
Legacy Digital Media Intern, National Library of Scotland – Closed September 22
Six month internship involving the identification, assessment, processing, and documentation of objects in archival born-digital activities.
Staff Writer, Mill Co Media (Liverpool Post) – Closed September 24
Unearth the underrepresented stories of Merseyside in your role with Liverpool Post. You’ll connect with communities in the city centre and beyond through long form, investigative journalism and feature pieces. Pays £20,000 – £25,000 per year, depending on experience.
Journalism Researcher, BBC 5Live News – Closed September 24
This is an entry-level role in the organisation working as a researcher. Band B means you’ll be paid from £23,103 per year, and will focus on coming up with ideas for the show.
Harper Collins Publishers The Traineeship – Closed September 25
Work with teams including editorial, sales, marketing, PR, communications, design, audio & digital in this 12-month scheme in publishing. Applications are welcome from prospective candidates identifying as BAME. Degree not mandatory.
Communications Assistant Apprenticeship, Which? – Closed September 26
A Level 3 Apprenticeship giving candidates the opportunity to keep our employees informed of new developments within the business and deliver creative communications. Can be remote.
Scottish Documentary Institute Film Distribution Internship – Closed September 26
6-month documentary development training, a cash budget, production support, and up to one year of international festival distribution. Open to emerging filmmakers based in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Digital Content Apprentice – Closed September 26
A Birmingham-based apprenticeship offering full training both on and off the job, with an NVQ Level 3 qualification in Digital Marketing.
The Times, Graduate Graphic Designer – Closed September 26
A full-time position working across print and digital platforms, developing skills in infographics and animation.
The Times & The Sunday Times, Picture Researcher Graduate Training Programme – Closed September 26
In this two-year training programme, you will research and source images for the news, foreign, business, sport and features departments.
The Times, Sub-Editing Graduate Training Programme – Closed September 26
Over two years, you will be trained as a sub-editor, learning how to produce polished, accurate copy and headlines.
BAFTA Scotland Games Mentoring Programme – Closed September 27
Created alongside ScreenSkills, BAFTA’s unique gaming programme aims to identify individuals who are seeking entry level positions across different disciplines within the Scottish Games sector, supporting them at the beginning of their careers.
Harper Collins 2022 Traineeship Scheme – Closed September 27
12 months rotating across 6 teams – including Publicity, Marketing, Digital and with a focus on Editorial.
Broadcast Journalist, Radio News Hub – Closed September 27
Radio News Hub is seeking a Broadcast Journalist to join their news team. The successful candidate will write and broadcast hourly news bulletins to over 400 UK and international radio stations, and the position is based in Leeds.
Sports Sub Editor, The Scottish Sun – Closed September 27
The Scottish Sun is looking for a sports sub-editor to join their team on a full-time, permanent basis. You will be reviewing sports content for accuracy, demonstrating a wide and extensive knowledge of sports and how to keep audiences engaged. You’ll also have a knack for eye-popping headlines.
Trainee Multimedia Live News Reporter at MyLondon – Closed September 28
NCTJ training and experience in newsroom across the capital. Aimed at people without a degree in journalism.
Trainee Reporter, ITV News – Closed September 28
Get to grips with writing, voicing and editing news packages in the ITV newsroom. You’ll learn how to report live from location and the studio, and across all ITV News platforms.
Media and Content Producer, Preston North End Community and Education Trust-Closed September 28
Join the team for this classic football club and you’ll be challenging the strategic and marketing direction for the trust. You’ll help manage their media channels and website, capture engaging digital content, and you will support the production of print and online marketing materials and annual reports.
Junior Video Editor, MUBI – Closed September 30
You’ll be working from Soho in London for this role. Your day-to-day role will support MUBI’s programming and the marketing team worldwide, focusing on developing video assets, trailers, and social media video content.
Editorial Assistant (French Speaking), DAZN – Closed September 30
Brush up your French speaking skills for this one. This role will land you a contract in Brussels, broadcasting the programs of top competitions like Ligue 1, Jupiler Pro League, Bundesliga and NFL. You’ll be assisting the platform lead, and ideally you’ll have knowledge of editing software such as Avid or Premiere.
Hearst Scholarship – Closed September 30
During this two-week scheme, you’ll learn how to write and pitch stories alongside an editor.
Institute of Art and Ideas, Science Research Intern – Closed September 30
A scheme for graduates with a passion for science, you’ll be involved with event planning for their online programme.
UnHerd Editorial Traineeship – Closed September 30
Spend six months working with the UnHerd team on original stories, podcasts and social.
Lifted Entertainment Department Runner – Closed September 30
If titles such as “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”, “Love Island”, and “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway” are all on your to-watch list, consider applying as a runner with Lifted Entertainment. In this role, you’ll report to Office Managers and the Head of Production and support the creation of some of the best content on television.
KCLR Radio Carlow and Kilkenny Journalist – Closed October 6
This is an ideal first gig if you are strongly committed to upholding high news production standards. Previous experience is not mandatory, as comprehensive training is provided.
The Economist, Digital Fellowship – Closed October 7
12-month contract working across The Economist’s digital media team.
The Telegraph Apprentice News Reporter – Closed October 7
A two-year programme to learn all areas of news reporting, as well as gain a level 3 qualification.
NBU Telemundo Internship – Closed October 7
Telemundo interns will be assigned to NBU’s production and organisational departments. Paid opportunity, working 20 hours per week.
European University Institute Communications Trainee Scheme – Closed October 9
Spend a 12-month paid traineeship in Florence learning all the tips and tricks to develop your writing, social media and photography skillsets.
Graduate Reporter, Infrastructure Development – Closed October 11
Join the London team as a reporter, where you will be covering finance, energy and infrastructure. Candidates must hold a 2:1 degree from a university and should ideally have work experience under their belt. Pay starts from £30,000 and depends on experience.
Live Team Reporter, Newsquest -Closed October 12
Hit the ground running as a Breaking News Reporter covering Norwich and Suffolk. Pays £22,000 per year.
The Wall Street Journal Health and Science Internship Scheme – Closed October 17
A ten-week programme in winter 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.
A New Direction Shared Training and Employment Programme (STEP) – Closed October 17
East Londoners, if you’ve got energy and creative ideas to bring to the table, this one is for you. STEP will pay you either London Living Wage or above salary over their 12-month training programme. They will also match you with committed local businesses within the creative and cultural sectors.
The Washington Post Newsroom Internship – Closed October 18
International internships with roles in social, video, audio and more. They run in summer 2022, and pay $750 a week.
Trainee Reporter, Henley Standard – Closed October 19
Join an award-winning newsroom and cover stories across Henley with a community focus. They pay £20,400 per year, and this includes overtime.
The Stage Media Company Trainee Journalist Scheme – Closed October 20
This six-month internship will see you working across The Stage and The Bookseller, mostly in editorial but with the chance to gain experience in marketing and production.
Marketing Manager Traineeship – Closed October 22
If you are a creative marketeer or a freelancer who dreams of working alongside incredible authors, get your application in. Two traineeships are available here: one in adult marketing, the other in children’s marketing. You will be paid a training bursary equivalent to £30,000 – £34,000, depending on skills and experience.
WaterAid Media Team Assistant – Closed October 26
You will cover a number of roles to support the WaterAid team, from administrative duties to media and celebrity support. Paid London Living Wage and flexible working, with 2 days a week in the London office.
Editorial Assistant, Redwood BBDO – Closed October 26
This is one for the Ferrari fans. Immerse yourself in social and media curation with this editorial opportunity at Redwood BBDO. Previous experience working in a media environment is ideal, but not essential.
News Reporter, iPaper – Closed October 27
This opportunity with iPaper will give you the opportunity you need to wedge your foot in the door. A strong foundation in media law and Editors’ Code of Practice will serve you well, alongside a drive and commitment to innovative stories.
Writer for Rock, Paper, Shotgun – Closed October 27
Bring all your PC gaming knowledge to the table with this entry-level position at Rock, Paper, Shotgun. You could work on AAA titles one week, then craft features on lesser-known indie masterpieces.Yearly starting salary of £24,500.
Runner, ITV Studios – Closed October 29
This could be a great opportunity for someone wishing to dip into television and production. This is a freelance PAYE opportunity in Manchester, where you could be working on production one day then administrative tasks the next.
European Parliament Traineeships – Closed October 31
Five months paid traineeship in a European country, with choices including journalism, podcasting and web-editing. You must be part of a country in the EU to apply.
ESPN Graduate Editorial Traineeship – Closed November 1
A four-month training scheme across news, social, features and live programming.
Production Editor, The World of Cross Stitching/Your Home Magazine – Closed November 2
You’ll be getting involved in magazine production, subbing, editing and curating compelling content for social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Pay starts from £23,000.
The Wall Street Journal Data Reporting Internship Scheme – Closed November 4
A ten-week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.
The Wall Street Journal US News Reporting Internship Scheme – Closed November 4
A ten-week programme in summer 2020 for graduates, paying $900 a week.
Editorial Assistant, National Federation of Women’s Institutes – Closed November 5
A hybrid working position where you will be expected to travel to the London office once per week. The successful candidate will provide essential administrative support to the editorial and advertising teams while supporting the Editor to write stories and features for publication. Paid £28,378 per annum plus benefits.
NBC Universal Internships – Closes November 6
Several year-long internships in NBC’s digital media department for people who are still at university or have just graduated.
Researcher, Fulwell – Closed November 6
This could be a good opportunity if you have a few credits at Uni or college. One day you may be fact finding and researching contributors, locations, festivals and international cultures. The next could see you suggesting locations, contributors and features for a multipart big streamer travel show.
Communications Associate, Rhodes Trust – Closed November 6
Pays £26,000 – £32,000 plus benefits This role will see you dipping into your creative side to promote public awareness of activities and success stories. You will also creating branding strategies for the Rhodes Trust, the Atlantic Institute and the Schmidt Science Fellowship.
BBC Radio 1Xtra Where It Begins Placement – Closed November 6
An 8 week internship, paid. You will complete a range of duties for production teams prior to and during live shows. During your time, you will also have a mentor. They will be a senior member of the 1Xtra team who will spend time with you every week to discuss how your placement is going and your future plans.
C4 Production Training Scheme – Closed November 6
A total of 10 traineeships available in Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and London. This scheme will be a boon for those eager to learn the ins and outs of great television production. Includes training in a TV BootCamp, a month of training, and mentorship throughout your placement.
Junior Video Editor – Closed November 7
Pays £22,000 – £27,000 per year, pro rata. You’ll be joining the team as a junior video editor for WrestleTalk, which provides daily news coverage of professional wrestling.
Local Democracy Reporter (Leeds) with The Northern Echo – Closed November 10
The Northern Echo is recruiting an outstanding reporter to cover council politics in Leeds as part of the Local Democracy Reporting scheme with the BBC. If you are an outstanding newly-NCTJ-qualified reporter, you will be considered.
NFL Content Creator, Decyfr Sport – Closed November 13
Once again this is a freelance pool opportunity. Decyfr Sport is looking for an NFL specialist who can write compelling copy. They must also have a flair for social media content, and feel completely at ease voicing and editing video packages. Pays £22,500 pro rata.
Social Media Intern, Lauren Dickinson Clarke – Closed November 13
This role will place you in charge of the Instagram, Facebook and TikTok accounts for Lauren Dickinson Clarke. This role pays National Minimum Wage and you can work from either London or Salford.
Social Media Executive with the Economist Educational Foundation – Closed November 15
Got the social media smarts and itching to take your first step into marketing? Check! This fixed-term role will have you lead the charity’s social media channels, planning and implementing activity across all platforms. You’ll be supported by collaborative, creative teams, who each have a wealth of marketing experience to draw from.
Reporter, Alliance News – Closed November 15
This reporting position will cover economics, companies and markets. This role is entry level but candidates must demonstrate a knowledge and passion for business news.
Climate Centre Communications Officer – Closed November 16
Join the Climate Centre as a Communications Officer, where you will manage multiple project deadlines while finetuning compelling stories for the national press and broadcast media. Previous knowledge or experience of climate issues is an advantage, but not essential, but you will have experience of journalism, print or broadcast news.
Communications and Interpretations Officer with The National Parks Office – Closed November 16
Learn to create masterful and engaging digital communications content in the breathtaking backdrop of Snowdon. In this role, you will develop the website, monthly newsletters, and visual reports to partners and financiers. The ability to communicate in both Welsh and English is a must!
Communications Assistant, Leeds FC – Closed November 17
You’ll support the communications and media department with communication, media and press-related tasks, including drafting and editing communications copy and material. You’ll also implement internal and external communications strategies and projects. Page states “competitive pay”, but pays £25,000 upwards.
Editorial Assistant for Tottenham Spurs FC – Closed November 18
One for the football fans: Tottenham Spurs FC are on the lookout for an editorial assistant to deliver the best content across their website and match day programme. Some work-hour flexibility will be required in this role.
Grow Wild Engagement Assistant – Closed November 20
Work to promote UK’s native botany and fungi by engaging our target audiences through digital channels, such as the website, social media and e-newsletter.
BBC Journalism Apprenticeship (Level 7) – Closed November 20
Formerly known as the JTS, this scheme is highly competitive! Opportunities in London, Brighton and Guilford, Cardiff, Hull, Glasgow, Leeds, Orkney and Salford. This is a Level 7 Apprenticeship, paid Band C and includes rigorous training, including fully funded training for the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).
ScreenSkills Trainee Finder 2024-25 – Closes November 20
A chance to work on a paid film or high-end TV production placement. There’s over 200 spots available, so lots of opportunities.
Editorial Assistant with Thread Media – Closed November 21
Work across the digital channels of Foodism and Escapism, as well as their print magazines! You will be planning, writing and publishing online articles and supporting other staff members to deliver top content.
Trainee Vision/Mixer with ITN Studios – Closed November 21
This is a sixth month programme where you will be working under the direction of a Programme Director on their flagship weekday programmes, such as ITV News, ITV News London, and Channel 4 News.
Trainee Investigative Reporter with Greenpeace – Closed November 23
Unearthed, Greenpeace’s award winning in-house journalism unit, is looking to hire a new trainee investigative reporter. You’ll have the scope to develop and deliver your own investigative stories, with support and supervision from more experienced journalists. Starting salary starts from £35K.
Media and Communications Officer for British Judo – Closes November 21
Get your training underway for British Judo in a tag team with the Digital, Marketing and Communications teams! You will work across the British Judo departments and engage with stakeholder groups, making sure people are informed and connected.
Media Technician, The Box (Plymouth City Council) – Closed November 22
In this position, you will work for Plymouth’s ambitious cultural organisation, The Box. You’ll report to the Media Archivist, and provide specialist technical support maintaining audio visual systems, digital storage systems, film, video and photography equipment.
Junior Audio Creative – Closed November 24
Based in Chesterfield, this role as a junior audio producer will have you working with large retail brands to create in-store radio adverts! Your time will be divided between using Adobe Audition, conducting voiceover recording sessions, writing scripts to a brief, and booking studio time to record adverts.
Local Democracy Reporter (Worcester) with The Northern Echo – Closed November 24
The Northern Echo is recruiting an outstanding reporter to cover council politics in Worcester as part of the Local Democracy Reporting scheme with the BBC. If you are an outstanding newly-NCTJ-qualified reporter, you will be considered.
Editorial Intern, FT Weekend Magazine – Closed November 26
Fact-checking, proof-reading, social media production, research, and administrative duties are but a few of the responsibilities you will take on during this paid internship with the editorial sector of FT Weekend. An undergraduate degree in journalism, or a related subject, is desirable but not essential.
Communications Assistant, Opera North – Closed November 27
Hit the right note as a communications assistant! One day might have you overseeing the delivery of world-class opera across the north of England; the next, you could be helping young people with their music making. This position revolves around communications, media relations, press coverage, and press nights. Salary £22,500.
Multimedia News Reporters, All Island Media – Closes November 27
Based in Jersey, you’ll work across the company’s two main titles: Bailiwick Express and the Jersey Evening Post. Paid upwards of £25,000, with higher pay packets depending on experience.
Deutsche Welle Traineeship – Closes November 27
A two-year multimedia journalism placement in Bonn and Berlin. You’ll need either advanced or fluent levels of German to apply.
Social Media Assistant, University of Sheffield – Closed November 28
This position is part-time at 14 hours per week, but could be great entry-level experience. The successful candidate will assist in driving social media channels, and pay is £22,214 pro-rata.
Editorial Assistant, Beacon Plus -Closed November 30
You’ll be working across several mediums, including online and print. On average, you can chase down news leads and turn press releases into engaging editorial content. Pays £25,000 upwards.
Editorial Assistant Internship, Law Business Research – Closes November 30
Paid £25,300 per annum. This internship will allow you to support editorial and admin processes within the research content and legal content teams of Law Business Research.
Sacrewell farm is well-known nationwide for many reasons, and enjoys a positive reputation. Help build on it with this position, where you will work as part of small team at a visitor attraction promoting admissions and events, developing marketing strategies, and writing content for social media channels and website. Paid £22,000-£26,000 per year pro-rata depending on experience.
Spend 12 weeks learning about financial journalism with the Bloomberg team. Fluency in a foreign language is a plus here.
Communications Assistant, Marwell Zoo – Closed December 3
Play an instrumental role in animal conservation. You will assist with media campaigns and launches, organise the zoo’s media monitoring service, and respond to review site feedback. You will also gather insights into visitor trends.
New York Times Fellowship (International Reporter) – Closed December 2
Kickstart your career with this exciting New York Times Fellowship. You’ll join a talented team as a London International desk reporter. You’ll spend a least a year covering breaking news in the UK and Europe.
Runners at Coronation Street, ITV Manchester – Closed December 3
Learn from the stones on the famous Cobbles! You will efficiently support the Assistant Directors ensuring the smooth running of the shoot, being the first point of information between the shoot, AD’s and the Production Office. Pay starts from £27,750 per annum.
BBC World Service Future Voices Scheme – Closed December 4
12 people, from all backgrounds and abilities, will have the chance to train as a journalist. Based in London for six weeks, you receive training in digital, online, radio and TV output. All this will be paid, and accommodation and travel costs will be accounted for.
Amnesty International Media and Events Coordinator – Closed December 5
You’ll help run the Media Awards, a competition which celebrates the grit and determination of journalists putting their lives on the line to report on human rights issues. You will be writing and editing copy, while organising and coordinating judging sessions and targeting audiences.
Refugee Action Digital Communications Officer – Closed December 5
Open exclusively to applicants with lived experience of forced displacement. Working between the fundraising and campaigns team, you will ensure Refugee Action’s digital communication serves its strategic goals to support refugees. You will have strong writing and proof-reading skills, as well as a flexible approach to schedules and experience in social media, CMS, and Google Analytics.
National Theatre Assistant Press and Communications Officer – Closed December 5
The Assistant Press & Communications Officer will work closely with the Press Manager to produce press and communications campaigns for activity across the UK.
There are a number of other schemes we are aware have run in the past but we are unable to provide details of when or if they will re-open. We will provide new information as soon as it becomes available.
These schemes are:
- The Sun Graduate Scheme
- The Sunday Times Graduate Scheme
- Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People Graduate Scheme
- BBC Radio Journalism Apprenticeship
- Evening Standard and The Independent Apprenticeship
- Future Media – Video Graduate Scheme
- Business Insider Social Media Fellowship / Finance
- BBC Sport New Voices Scheme
- DK Editorial Internship Scheme
- Twofour Broadcasting Junior Researcher Trainee
- Independent and Evening Standard Investigative Scholarship
- Always Audio, Four Weeks For Our Future
- Editorial Assistant and Production Assistant – Sky Studios
- Trainee Sports Reporter and Trainee Sports Production Journalist at Sky Sport
- Sky Sports News Apprenticeship Programme
- IMG Productions Broadcast Engineering Scheme
- Sky Sports News Apprenticeship Programme
- BBC Digital Apprenticeship Scheme
- Sarah Corp Fellowship
- IGM Production Apprenticeship
- TVF International Media Trainee
- Falkland Island Television, Broadcast Journalism Scheme
- BBC News Disability Development Programme
- The Times Sports Sub-Editing Graduate Scheme
- RAD Television Researcher
- Sky Sports Journalism Graduate Scheme
- The Times Graduate Trainee Scheme
- Government Communication Service Internship
- Hearst UK ‘The Nest’ Internship
- Edinburgh Film Festival Internship