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.
- 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 email@example.com
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.