Trainee production journalist scheme
The Financial Times offers a graduate trainee scheme for aspiring production journalists, interested in developing multimedia production skills in a modern newsroom.
We are looking for recent graduates from journalism college, preferably with some production training. Ideally you should have experience of working on a newspaper or website. Reporters who want to move into production are also welcome to apply.
The successful candidate will join the FT on a training programme, which will include class-room training in newspaper and web production, video and audio editing, financial journalism, on-the-job training on the FT’s production desks and an assignment in New York or Hong Kong.
Applicants must show they can meet the challenge of working for one of the world’s top news organisations. That means a strong commitment to serious journalism, a competitive instinct, good academic qualifications and wide interests. Fluent spoken and written English is essential.
Applicants must provide evidence of a strong grasp of grammar, a tight writing style, a talent for turning copy into a compelling read and writing dynamic headlines that sell the story, the paper and the website. To judge this, we ask you to complete a test. If you have had articles published, please submit no more than five cuttings.
This scheme is not for graduates who have significant professional experience as journalists, or who have started training courses with other employers.
How to apply
Senior Assistant Managing Editor
One Southwark Bridge
London SE1 9HL
If you have a query relating to the scheme please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Martin Nielsen on +44 (0) 20 7873 4136.
The application deadline is 30th June 2011. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed from mid- June.
The Financial Times welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. We employ people solely on the basis of their abilities.
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