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Apprentice Reporters, Welwyn Garden City or Stevenage, Archant Herts & Cambs


Brand: Archant

Location: Stevenage

Closing date: Aug. 14, 2015

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Are you interested in people and their stories? Can you find stories that will challenge, amuse, surprise and inform people living in Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Potters Bar, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock or Stevenage?

The Archant Herts & Cambs Journalism Apprenticeship Scheme is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start a career in newspaper and digital journalism.

If you love writing and a hunger to find stories while having a passion for newspapers and websites and a genuine interest in how papers like the Welwyn Hatfield Times and The Comet are put together and what makes them tick, then this is an opportunity for you.

We are intending to recruit one paid apprentice on our WHT titles based in WGC town centre and one paid apprentice on our Comet titles based in Stevenage Old Town.

The Archant Herts & Cambs Journalism Apprenticeship Scheme combines training and study at Lambeth College in London with work placements in our editorial teams and will train you in every aspect of journalism, from how to create accurate, clear, and balanced reports, to how to write for the web, and social media.

The role may suit a recent school leaver or graduate who is looking to start their career in an exciting new role. The apprenticeship and work placements will be for two years.

You will be working towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in Journalism (Level 3) and building the skills, qualifications and experience that will give you a great foundation for a rewarding career in this fast-moving industry.

Please return completed applications to terry.mitchinson@whtimes.co.uk for the WHT position and john.francis@thecomet.net for the Comet position.

Closing date for completed applications is Friday, August 14th 2015.

Please note that if you have not been invited in for an interview within four weeks of the closing date, then you can assume on this occasion that your application has been unsuccessful.

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