Outrageous! Job opportunity at the Daily Mail

8 Feb

As you may know, I will soon be finishing my PhD and looking for a job. Today, I saw this advert for a trainee reporters job with the Daily Mail.

Daily Mail

  • Britain’s most successful newspaper group is offering would-be reporters and writers an exciting and challenging yearlong training course, plus the chance to work at the Daily Mail and Mail Online
  • We are looking for bright, sharp, intelligent writers who believe they can be fast-tracked to the very top
  • You’ll be on the best journalism course in the business – and be paid a competitive salary while you train
  • Successful applicants will probably have completed post-graduate journalism training or had experience working in newspapers

Apply by February 21, with your CV, 200 words on why you think you could be a Mail journalist, a 200-word news story and a selection of up to six cuttings and send to Sue Ryan, Trainee Reporters’ Scheme, Daily Mail, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry St, London W8 5TT. Please send queries to sue.ryan@dailymail.co.uk

Unfortunately, it appears that both Enemies of Reason and Angry Mob have already submitted their applications (you can see their applications by clicking on the links). Based upon these two fine entries, I am not sure I fancy my chances.


5 Responses to “Outrageous! Job opportunity at the Daily Mail”

  1. ristinw February 8, 2011 at 3:18 am #

    Why not give it a try? You don’t lose anything by doing it! ^0^ But how much do you really want this job?

    • stickinsect February 10, 2011 at 12:47 am #

      Actually, I do not really want the job. I would not enjoy having to write (or rather copy and paste) some of the articles in the Daily Mail.

  2. Sandra Bell Kirchman February 8, 2011 at 4:25 am #

    It sounds like “The Daily Mail” is similar to the U.S.’s “Daily Enquirer.” I get the idea anyhow. I wonder that any reputable journalist would even consider doing that. Look at the education and samples they require. But then jobs are scarce, so I suppose the money looks appealing.

    But answer a question…what does “slagging off” mean?

    News, Views, and Gurus
    Wizards and Ogres and Elves…oh my!

    • Sandra Bell Kirchman February 8, 2011 at 4:26 am #

      P.S. You are intelligent and write well. Start writing a column and see if there are any reputable takers 🙂

    • stickinsect February 10, 2011 at 12:50 am #

      ‘Slagging off’ means to insult (e.g. He enjoys slagging off his boss).

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