Global Launches Broadcast Journalism Apprenticeship Program – ATV Today
Global offers early career opportunities in its world-class newsroom…
Successful candidates will study with PA trainingfor an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism – the essential industry qualification
Applications are now open for two new apprenticeship positions at Global’s newsrooms in Manchester and Birmingham. The program will offer 24-month internships that will provide first-hand experience in the production of world-class news programming as well as a qualification equivalent to a university degree.
Global is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment groups and its market-leading radio brands reach 25.8 million people every week. Global’s newsroom produces local and national news bulletins that air on all Global stations, including Heart, Capital, Radio X and Smooth. Journalists working in global newsrooms also provide information to LBC, the UK’s number one commercial brand, which reaches 3.5 million listeners every week.
Successful applicants will work with Global editors, senior broadcast journalists, social media teams and LBC producers. Day-to-day responsibilities include researching audio and video interviews for local and national services, producing content for LBC and LBC News, and supporting breaking news.
For one day a week, for 18 months, they will also study towards an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism by completing modules including media law, ethics and broadcast regulation. The course will be delivered by PA Training, a leading provider of journalism, public relations and communications courses, and the sister company of PA Media, the national news agency of the UK and Ireland.
Tim John, Global Editor for LBC News and the Global Newsroom:
“This is a great opportunity for anyone with a passion for news and news production, a love of social media and an eye for unique content that will resonate with Global’s broad audience.
“No prior experience is necessary as we want the opportunities to be open to everyone and remove all barriers to the industry. PA Training is an award-winning learning provider, so I am delighted that our new hires also have access to their support and expertise.
Global recently announced D’angelo Briscoe (aka Dynamic), as the new host of Capital XTRA’s Monday-Friday show between 1am and 4am. Dynamic began his career as a programming apprentice at Capital in 2018 after graduating from Global Academy, the school founded by Global to help lower barriers to entry into the media industry and prepare young people to careers in the creative and broadcasting industries.