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The Times and The Sunday Times, Digital Production Training Programme

News UK
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

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Nationals, News
Digital Journalist

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The Times and The Sunday Times digital production graduate training programme

We are looking for candidates to join our two-year training programme based in London. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a passion for words and production journalism as well as strong digital and social media skills and will have an insatiable appetite for current affairs and culture.

You will be trained in sub-editing, social media and SEO across our print and digital platforms, learning how to produce polished, accurate copy and clear, succinct headlines in house style and to tight deadlines as well as how to maximise the reach of our stories through social media and search.

If you are offered a traineeship, you will start work at the beginning of September.

Your application should contain:

  • A covering letter that explains why you want to join The Times and The Sunday Times (max 500 words)

  • Your CV

To apply you must have the right to work in the UK.

Applications close on Sunday, June 12.

Life at News: We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I  strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes.  We also have 8 employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship and we are awaiting the launch of our Women’s Steering Group. 

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. We offer private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions, discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes, and a ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme, as well as offering opportunities for physio/massage, counselling and legal support. 


In addition we also offer:

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;

  • 30 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year;

  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks;

  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing, so feel free to let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate. 



News UK is a great company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are a company which has journalism at its very heart.

Our newspapers and associated websites are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week.

They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.

News UK is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry.

If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.

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