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Trainee Journalist

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for trainee journalists with a three year training scheme starting Aug 2016.

You’ll need to be hard-working and keen to learn - with a passion for news and a sound knowledge of digital media. If you can demonstrate a real commitment to pursuing a career in journalism, we’ll give you the best and most comprehensive journalistic training available - including placements on our 'iconic' regional Trinity Mirror titles working in their digital news rooms, and across a range of departments within our three national newspaper titles.

The Programme

You’ll need to show creativity and resilience in this high-pressure environment.

You’ll receive high quality training and learn on the job during stints across three national newspapers and our regional newspapers with our award winning journalists.

Starting your training in Newcastle, you’ll spend your first year working in our regional digital news rooms such as the Liverpool Echo or Manchester Evening News, followed by two years in the National newspapers - The Mirror, Sunday Mirror and The People. As part of the News Team you’ll be working with highly experienced journalists and mentored by a Senior Editorial Leader. Given this fantastic training with different teams across both Regional and National titles you’ll gain a great exposure to all aspects of journalism

Closely mentored throughout, we will ensure you're in a strong position to apply for journalism roles across the business at the end of your time with us and you'll gain a real insight into all aspects of contemporary journalism."

What’s on offer?

We will offer you a three year fixed term contract with a starting salary of £16k per annum rising to 26k in the final year - subject to performance and the chance to follow in the footsteps of some of the biggest names in UK journalism.

What you need to apply

You will need to demonstrate an excellent grasp of the role of social media in journalism and understanding of why and how they can connect with audiences to improve their story-telling. This scheme is not for complete beginners, and we need to see solid evidence of your journalism so far, in order that we can judge your potential. You'll also need to show you can work with a wide range of colleagues and the public. 

You do need to be flexible about where you live, as well as working hours - journalism is certainly not a 9-5 job. Ideally we are looking for someone of recent graduate calibre or equivalent who has ambition to work in journalism and understands why the Mirror titles are so special.

How to Apply

Apply online before 23:59 GMT on 19th February 2016, attaching a copy of your CV and telling us why you should be considered for this role in a clear and concise writing style, also attaching three pieces of published work.

The Mirror welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. We employ people solely on the basis of their abilities.

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