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Junior Journalist

Company Name:
Johnson Press PLC
Apprenticeship Framework/Standard:
Journalism NCTJ Level 3
Date Posted:
14 Feb 2019
Vacancy Type:
Working Hours:
0900 - 1700
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JPIMedia Apprentice Scheme

Earn while you learn and train to be a journalist with the JPIMedia apprentice scheme

As a successful apprentice you will be paid to train as a journalist with a combination of time in our newsrooms and at college.

You will be taught to write articles for websites and for our print titles, use social media to promote our content, and learn about journalism law, court reporting, and public affairs, as well as learning shorthand. Learning to shoot good video will also become one of your core skills.

Here’s what JPIMedia is looking for in its apprentice journalists:

  • A passion for news or sport
  • Knowledge of new media - including social media
  • A good command of the English language
  • Confidence in your writing
  • Willingness to listen and learn
  • A great work ethic and be self-motivated
  • Willingness to study and work simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • Be presentable
  • Have the right to work in the UK and the right to hold a valid passport
  • A full driving licence is desirable but not essential
The successful candidate will have 5 A*-C GCSEs, including English and Maths. Ideally you will also have two A levels or a Btec equivalent. 

All apprentices will be chosen from their performance at an assessment, and this will be followed by selection interviews in Chichester.

There are four apprenticeships available which are based in Chichester.

As well as receiving the fully funded training, successful applicants will be offered an 18-month fixed term contract at a competitive salary with 5 weeks’ holiday per annum

Please submit a 400 word summary of why you should be considered for the JPIMedia Apprentice Scheme to alison.marriott@highbury.ac.uk once you have submitted your application online. 

The apprentice scheme runs over 18 months, leading to the NCTJ pre-entry qualification, the Diploma in Journalism.  You will spend four days in one of our newsrooms, learning 'on the job' core skills and mentored by our senior journalists. A fifth day will be spent in college, at Highbury College in Portsmouth, where you will combine your newsroom experience with classroom-based learning.