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Level 3 Junior Journalist Apprentice - Bournmouth

Company Name:
Southern Daily Echo/Bournemouth Daily Echo
Apprenticeship Framework/Standard:
Journalism NCTJ Level 3
Date Posted:
19 Jul 2019
Vacancy Type:
Working Hours:
Monday to Friday
Job Advert
The Bournemouth Daily Echo - Level 3 NCTJ Journalism Apprenticeship
Are you a creative, articulate individual with a flair for writing and the ambition to get into journalism? If so, this could be the opportunity for you! 

On completion of the Junior Journalist Apprenticeship, you will become a fully-fledged journalist! 

The apprenticeship will include passing the Level 3 NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, which is the standard route into the industry.

The Bournemouth Daily Echo, commonly known as the Daily Echo, is a local newspaper that covers the area of southeast Dorset, England, including the towns of Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch.
As a Level 3 Junior Journalist Apprentice you will be working out of The Daily Echo offices, working within a skilled team of reporters, photographers and editors, you will learn all the skills of the job. This opportunity is based within the sports department covering local sporting news. You will shadow reporters as they research and write for their articles as well as assisting with the social media pages ensuring that they are up to date and contain current information. You will also assist and learn from the digital team as they format the newspaper articles. 

You will be educated to grades A-C in GCSE English and Maths (or Functional Skills Level 2 equivalent), a keen interest in local and national sport is essential as this opportunity is based in the sports department. You should also have good social media and digital skills as well as being a keen writer.  

No previous experience is needed but you will need to demonstrate a natural curiosity to dig out a story and write to a good standard. You will be inquisitive and be a fast learner with the ability to work well under pressure and work to a deadline. 

The Apprenticeship will run over 18 months and will include 4 days a week with the employer and one day a week either attending college or via a virtual classroom from your work or at home to learn shorthand, law and other news-related skills in a course accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.