Monday, 5 December 2016

Daily Mail and MailOnline looking for trainees

The Daily Mail group is once again recruiting trainee journalists. Since 2003 I have been training sub-editors for the paper and since 2007 I have been training reporters. Four years ago we started a course for online journalists. This year’s intake, apart from those destined for MailOnline and the Daily Mail in London, included 14 trainees for in New York and eight for Daily Mail Australia in Sydney. There were also two trainees on the Stephen Lawrence scholarship. Many graduates of the courses are now seniors at the Mail. The investigative team is made up of former trainees, Larisa Brown is defence correspondent; John Stevens, who was Brussels correspondent, started his new job as Whitehall editor today; Lara King is associate Femail editor; Martha Kelner is the Mail on Sunday’s athletics correspondent; Alex Richman is assistant night editor; Jennie Agg is associate features editor - to name but a few. Every department at the newspapers and online is staffed by ex-trainees. Many who trained in the UK are now working in New York and Sydney.

The 2016 MailOnline trainees from the UK and America at Derry Street

The training is a real investment by DMGT. The successful applicants spend between two and four weeks training in the Mail’s London offices and are then placed at regional newspapers and agencies before returning to the Mail the following year. It is hard work that requires real commitment. If you don’t want to work shifts, nights and weekends then it isn’t the job for you. 
The training will begin in August and September 2017, so is suitable for those graduating this academic year. 

The 2016 newspaper trainees 
The deadline for applications is February 10 - but we would appreciate it if you could apply well before then. If you are interested, send a covering letter, your CV and three examples of your work to Sue Ryan at In the subject of your email please put your name and the position you are applying for ie subbing, print reporting or online. 
There are vacancies for trainee reporters and subs (both news and sport) on the newspapers and journalists (news and sport) at MailOnline. Details are on Hold The Front PageIf you are applying you might want to take a look at my advice on how to prepare for an interview. Good luck.

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