Deutsche Welle International Journalism Program, Multimedia Journalist (Bonn / Berlin)

11 Jan 2018
29 Jan 2018
Job Type
Full Time

The Program

Deutsche Welle’s journalism program is a 18-month bilingual journalism lab for motivated, creative journalists who want to hone their skills and up their game in an international environment.

We are looking for open-minded young people full of creative ideas from all over the world interested in a comprehensive, exceptional quality journalism program with an international broadcaster.

Candidates should have journalism experience or be passionate about switching to journalism from technology/IT, economics or the sciences.

The DW editorial traineeship is paid, with a starting salary of approx. 1,600 Euros per month.

As full-time employees, DW trainees are automatically eligible for German public health insurance. As our trainees move to Germany from abroad, we assist them at every step of the visa process.

The successful candidates will be based in Bonn and Berlin. The traineeship may lead to employment in one of our offices in Bonn, Berlin, Washington DC, Moscow or Brussels.


  • Some journalism experience.


  • Background in technology, economics, or science with an interest in switching to journalism.
  • Candidates must also have completed a university or college degree or apprenticeship.

Language requirements

We are looking for:

  • English native speakers with a good working knowledge of German


  • German native speakers with an excellent working knowledge of English


  • Native speakers of another DW program language (specifically Turkish, Russian, Farsi, Kiswahili and Hausa) with a good working knowledge of both English and German. 

About the company

Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany's international broadcaster and a trusted source for reliable, unbiased news and information.

DW delivers the latest insights and analysis of the issues that are moving the world with regional television lineups in English, German, Spanish and Arabic, and radio and online content available in 30 different languages.

DW Akademie has been training radio professionals from developing and transition countries for more than 50 years.

How to apply

Applications are open until  29 January 2018. We only accept online applications. Please click 'Apply' now.