Guardian launches trainee sub-editor scheme


The Guardian and The Observer are launching a year-long digital sub-editor traineeship scheme starting in September 2018.

The new scheme demonstrates Guardian News & Media’s commitment to world-class editorial production across digital and print formats. Trainees will rotate through different areas in The Guardian including news, sport and features. Successful trainees will also receive a respected  National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) qualification at the end.

Four trainees will be given the opportunity to work on some of The Guardian’s leading editorial projects, learning first-hand how to produce compelling stories, use The Guardian’s in-house digital tools and learn skills ranging from digital optimisation to media law and ethics.


The scheme is open to all entry level and early career journalists.

Martin Rose, executive editor of production, Guardian News & Media, said:

“The sub-editor traineeship scheme is a fantastic way for budding journalists to break into a career in production and for The Guardian to bring in fresh, diverse and new talent. We believe this is a unique scheme.

“Trainees will be put through their paces learning from the best of Guardian editorial. It’s a great opportunity to play an important role in shaping the future of digital media.”

Job advert here.