Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Daily Mail looking for subs and reporters

The Daily Mail is once again looking for trainee subs and reporters. The paper begins its search this week for bright wannabe journalists to join its highly successful training scheme, run by Press Association Training. The subbing course has been running since 2003 and the reporting course is in its fifth year. The Mail's newsroom is now staffed by many of those who completed the training including deputy sports editor Mark Alford, sports journalists Alex Kay and Laura Williamson, backbenchers Jayme Bryla and Chris Roberts and current Young Journalist of the Year, the Mail on Sunday's Matt Sandy.
If you are interested in applying send your CV, 200-words on why you want to be a Mail journalist and six pieces of your work to sue.ryan@dailymail.co.uk by February 10. You should specify your preference, if you have one, for the subbing or reporting course. They are separate schemes which will start next September. The reporting course will be held in London and the subbing course will be held mainly at the PA's Manor in Howden, East Yorkshire. For the first time there will be one combined week with subs and reporters getting together at Derry Street. It is likely that the successful applicants will have completed a post-graduate journalism course or have newsroom experience. Shorthand and a driving licence will be an advantage for the reporters. If you are applying it is worth reading my piece on what the Mail is looking for here. If you get invited for interview, I look forward to seeing you in February. Good luck. 

15 comments:

  1. I'd totes like to sell all my integrity. Sign me up!

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  2. Apply here if you hate gays, immigrants, socialists, Moslems, young people, Europe (especially the French and Germans), most of the modern world and think everything causes cancer.

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  3. bring back hanging!

    send 'em all back!

    let's get em pedalos!

    let's print some barely legal chicks in school uniforms!

    oi oi!

    wahey!

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  4. i can sub, but to be honest i prefer to dom.

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  5. Ban this sick filth.

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  6. Anonymity causes cancer!!!

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  7. Hmm as a Burka wearing 'Moslem' don't think they would want me on their editorial sub-team somehow

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  8. Dame Kitty Carryall15 December 2011 at 22:03

    Giving people help in their burgeoning careers - it's political correctness gone mad, I tell you!

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  9. Dame Kitty Carryall15 December 2011 at 22:13

    "Dear Miss Ryan,

    Further to your advertisement for trainee journalists, please refer to my CV which I have attached as well as the six pieces of my work, which focus on Cheryl Cole at LAX airport, Cheryl Cole in jeggings and oversized glasses, Cheryl Cole in Heathrow airport, Cheryl Cole walking in Louboutins, Cheryl Cole in JFK departure lounge and Cheryl Cole walking around in Dubai with a new Birkin. I do hope that these pieces parallel the criteria you seek in journalists who contribute to the Mail Online. Not only am I conversant in the cult of celebrity, I also am thoroughly polished in casual racism, sexism, homophobia and can feign moral outrage at benefits claimants at the drop of a hat. I look forward to hear from you...."

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  10. Jibes at the Daily Mail have become tedious and cliched. You should all be taken out and shot as you are obviously lefty homo immigrants.

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  11. Just wondering when people can expect to hear back (do rejections hear back?)

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  12. I was also wondering whether anyone has heard back after applying? Can anyone help?

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  13. I understand that when you applied you should have received an acknowledgement saying you would not receive any further contact if you were unsuccessful. There were more than 1,000 applicants so it would have been a large admin task. Basically, if you haven't heard already then don't expect to.

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  14. My friend who works there said you can be waiting a couple of months

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  15. is it post 16 or do you have to be older cause i am loooking for an apprenitship in journalism so is it possible to be allowed to work there?

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