Journalism Internship - Wales Online

  • Intern
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Division: Editorial
  • Salary Currency: GBP Sterling
  • Department: Central Hub

Company Description

3 months duration commencing June 2024, Monday to Friday, day shifts. 

£5,850 for 3 months (i.e. £23,400 pa pro rata) 

Plus 6 days paid leave.



Applications will close at midnight on Monday 13th May 2024.

As part of the initial application process, you will be required to input your personal details on the application form and answer three questions which will help our Talent Acquisition team to understand more about you, how you consume news and your passion for the sector.

The application form will prompt you to upload a resume - This is not required. To complete your application, please upload a document with the answers to the following questions which have a 250 word limit answer per question. PLEASE DO NOT SEND A CV.

  1. How do you consume news and why?

  2. What would you like to write about and why?

  3. Can you tell us about a news story that has had an impact on you and why?

Candidates progressed through the initial sifting stage will be invited to attend a video interview. These interviews will take place over video call from week commencing Tuesday 28th May 2024. You will not be required to travel as part of the interview process.

If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of the interview process, please let us know.

Opportunities across Newcastle, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Nottingham, Liverpool & Glasgow. This programme is open to those who are 18+ at the start of the programme.

The start date of the programme will be Monday 17th June 2024.

If you're itching to dive into the fast-paced world of news reporting and storytelling, we've got just the ticket for you: come and join our summer internship programme at the Wales Online.

You will spend your weeks in the heart of one of our buzzing newsrooms, rubbing elbows with seasoned reporters and soaking up the essence of what it's really like to be in the thick of breaking news and captivating stories. Sounds exciting, right?

Our Business

Reach plc is the largest national and regional news publisher in the UK, with influential and iconic brands such as, the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, Daily Star, OK! and market leading regional titles and websites including the Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo, Birmingham Mail and Bristol Post.

Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.

Last year we sold 540 million newspapers, and we have a bigger online monthly audience than all our competitors including Mail Online and News UK. 

Our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, viewed by 150m unique browsers every month and we are constantly expanding our digital portfolio, adopting new technologies and evolving our products to meet changing user needs.

Job Description

During your time with us, you'll be getting your hands dirty as you learn the ropes of the trade. You’ll learn how to source fascinating stories, hone your interviewing skills, and even flex your creative muscles behind the camera, we've got it all covered.

But wait, there's more! Ever dreamt of crafting content that not only informs but also captivates and inspires? You will be learning how to whip up stories that not only resonate but also spark conversations across our digital platforms.

You will be fully supported during your time with us, with access to a mentor and a weekly meet up with your fellow interns.


Who are we looking for?

We're on the lookout for people with a flair for writing, a dash of creativity, and a serious passion for all things storytelling. Oh, and if you love all things social media and are interested in using a variety of platforms to build audiences for our brands, consider us impressed! If you're ready to roll up your sleeves, go the extra mile, and seize every opportunity that comes your way, then our internship is perfect for you.

Now for the serious stuff… The publishing industry faces a significant issue of underrepresentation across various groups and viewpoints. At Reach, we are committed to tackling this challenge head-on. We are actively looking for individuals who are dedicated to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within our publications. We extend a warm welcome to applicants from various backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging individuals from underrepresented communities to apply. This encompasses people of colour, those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals from underrepresented social strata, members of religious minorities, and those with disabilities and/or neurodivergent conditions.

Apply now and let's make some news together! 

Additional Information

What can we offer you?

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • 6 days’ holiday across the duration of the internship
  • Wellbeing support - including a 24/7 employee assistance programme (EAP) for you and your nearest and dearest
  • A fantastic learning experience - you’ll have support from manager, mentor & regular opportunities to link in with your fellow interns
  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

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