Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Telegraph now recruiting trainee journalists

I am with the seven Telegraph trainee journalists this week, the final stage in their training at Howden before they go off to regional newspapers or the Press Association to cut their teeth. They will then begin work at the Telegraph next spring. Recent graduates of the the scheme, run by Press Association Training, include:
Jon Swaine now the paper's New York Correspondent and previously a member of the MP expenses's team.  
Heidi Blake investigative reporter who was nominated for Young Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year in the 2010 Press Awards.
Rowena Mason who writes on energy issues and was also nominated in last year's awards.
Graham Ruddick who is on the City desk covering healthcare, property and sports industries.
Rachel Cooper who is also on the City desk covering pharmaceutical and service companies. 
Harriet Alexander who is on the foreign desk at the Sunday Telegraph.
Jonathan Liew who is on the sportdesk covering football, cricket and golf.
There are many others, including the six trainees who began the scheme last year who are now all back at the Telegraph after their regional secondments.
The Telegraph is now looking for next year's intake. If you are interested you can apply here. If you are graduating next summer or you are on a journalism post-grad course, you will be perfectly placed. The scheme will start in September/October next year. The closing date is November 26. It is, trust me, too good an opportunity to miss. And, if you lucky enough to land an interview, here are some things to think about that might just help.

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