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News & Features Editorial Assistants

Making the headlines today! Apply now for this incredible opportunity with one of the biggest tabloid newspapers in the nation, show off your flair for storytelling and kickstart your career in journalism…

Since 1903, The Mirror has brought words and pictures from the most important world events to millions of readers both in print and, more recently, online. Part of the Reach plc group, which the largest commercial national and regional news publisher in the UK, they have always sought to entertain their readers as well as inform them. Renowned for their show business and television coverage, as well as their sports reporting, particularly in football, of Premier and lower league clubs which regularly shapes the sports news agenda. The Mirror has a long tradition of fighting for social justice and is proud of its role as the voice of ordinary, compassionate and caring Brits.  Their role is to inform and entertain but also to be a voice for those who otherwise go unheard in the national conversation.

The team at The Mirror are offering two brilliant opportunities for sharp and enthusiastic Editorial Assistants to join their News & Features team for six months. The successful candidates will be given the opportunity to research and report on stories both in print and online, stay up to date on the latest ground-breaking articles and support the team with preparation for the Pride of Britain Awards.

Their ideal candidate will be a go-getting individual who is always flicking through updates of the latest news, sport and celebrity gossip. You will have strong writing skills and a passion for delivering stories that matter to their readers. If this sounds like you, then apply now for the opportunity to get started in your journalism career.

Please note* You must be available to complete the full duration of this 6-month internship

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN 

  • How to research and write stories and articles that are accurate, compliant and engaging
  • How to write copy for the newspaper and digital platforms
  • How to pitch story ideas

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • A love of journalism and a passion for storytelling
  • Strong writing skills
  • A strong interest in news and current affairs with an understanding of the tone of this tabloid newspaper
  • The ability to generate, research and develop original stories
  • The ability to work to deadlines and remain focused under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work well in a team environment
  • The ability to be self-motivated and quick thinking with strong and decisive decision-making skills
  • Some journalism training would be a big advantage
  • Work experience on a newspaper or digital news site would be beneficial (this could include a student or local newspaper)

TO APPLY

  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will NOT be accepted)
  • This internship is only open to candidates from a BAME or lower socio-economic background
  • Do not contact the company directly
  • You must be available to start w/c 16th September 2019