Design Apprentice, Picture Desk, Magazines
Role purpose and overview
As an Apprentice at The Telegraph you will be learning, but you will also be an integral part of The Telegraph team. You will learn the skills needed to succeed in the Junior Content Producer qualification within the print and digital newspaper environment and embed yourself within the company over two years.
Time spent in training: You are required to spend 20% of your working hours in training that supports your apprenticeship course
What is an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship courses are developed by employers and professional bodies, ensuring apprentices study a curriculum that is tailored to real-world job roles. All our courses are accredited by an authorised awarding body, guaranteeing you work towards an approved, professional certificate. Completing an apprenticeship will help you develop the knowledge and skills required to excel in your chosen career.
We want to capture diversity of thought through our people, create inclusive working environments to ensure we have the highest performing teams. We encourage applications from candidates traditionally under-represented in our industry, for example, BME people or those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
The apprenticeship on the Magazine's picture desk offers an invaluable opportunity to experience how magazines function and gain real-world knowledge that will help them to succeed in the content creating and production environment.
From the start of the apprenticeship they are treated as an integral part of the team. It is assumed that that they will be a motivated self-starter, an organised and efficient multi-tasker, able to think creatively and laterally in order to fulfil relevant briefs.
Sample responsibilities include:
- Undertaking picture research for regular pages in Saturday Magazine & Stella
- Supporting the Photo Directors and picture researcher in additional research tasks and shoot production
- Calling in visual assets from PR companies
- Undertake regular picture desk admin - sending out pdfs and hard copies of the magazines, maintaining filing systems etc
Essential skills required for the role
- Entry requirements: GCSEs at grade C/level 4 or above in English and Maths
- A keen interest in the media industry, with an emphasis on visual content
- Ability to portray confidence and professionalism
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Organised and able to plan out each day and to balance study and work
- Able to prioritise, adhere to deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment
- Accuracy and meticulous attention to detail
- Punctual, well organised and good at managing your time
- Ability to take the initiative and work independently on projects
- Ability to work within a team environment
Additional skills useful for the role
- A knowledge of Photoshop and content management systems would be helpful but not essential
- An interest in photography and design
The Telegraph’s goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives and backgrounds.
We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.
- The Telegraph supports flexible working, per your line manager’s agreement.
- A range of excellent benefits (including an on-site gym, massages, GPs and more).
- Formal and informal mentoring
- Formal training, resulting in Level 3 Conference Producer qualification