In 2017 why not join the most commercially successful news operation in the UK with a News Traineeship? ITV News is offering you the opportunity to join our national and regional news teams as a trainee journalist learning all the skills you need to work in one of our multi-media newsrooms. The challenge is big and will demand the very best of you. You will need to demonstrate a commitment to journalism, have story ideas and be ambitious.
This is a nine-month programme starting on Monday 2nd October 2017 and we are looking for 12 talented recruits, seven of whom will work in one of our English Regional newsrooms in ITV Anglia (Norwich); ITV Central (Birmingham); ITV Granada (Media City, Salford); ITV Meridian (Whiteley, near Southampton); ITV Tyne Tees & Border (Gateshead); ITV West Country (Bristol); or ITV Yorkshire (Leeds). Two trainees will be based in our national newsrooms one for ITV Cymru Wales in Cardiff and the other for UTV in Belfast. Two trainees will be working in our Network newsroom based in London, and in addition, we have an opportunity for one trainee at ITV Channel (St Helier).
You’ll receive a salary of £22,394 for all roles outside of London (£24,000 in London) and five weeks annual leave pro-rata’d during the scheme. A very high percentage of those who graduate from the programme have gone on to secure permanent jobs with both ITV News and ITV more widely, although there are no guarantees of continued employment beyond the 9 months.
Here is one trainee journalist’s experience of the programme:
Raveena Ghattaura: Production Journalist, ITV News Anglia
Working at ITV News Anglia over the last two years has been an incredible opportunity to eat, sleep and breathe regional news whilst gaining the skills and experience to become a confident journalist.
I began my career here as an intern in 2014 and completely immersed myself into the news culture straight away. A year later I was taken on as an ITV News Trainee and amazingly, five months after that, I was given a permanent job as a Production Journalist. A pretty packed few years hey?! I have been so lucky to work in a newsroom that supports all my learning, encourages me to aim higher and appreciates all my knowledge and skills. I am trusted to produce lead stories, report on news and sports issues and set up significant interviews using my contacts. I still walk into my newsroom every day excited to be there and with a huge smile on my face.
The application deadline is 26th February, 2017.
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