Reporters (news and sport) and sub-editors 

Reporters (news and sport) and sub-editors 

Employer: DMGT
Job Categories: Reporters (news and sport) and sub-editors
Sector: National newspapers

Employment type: Training leading to full-time role

Applications are invited for the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and MailOnline editorial training schemes (news and sports reporters and print sub-editors).


We are looking for budding journalists with broad interests who want to work for Britain’s most successful newspaper group. Our trainees embark on a two-year programme that involves intense training, assessment and on-the-job experience at regional daily newspapers. The successful applicants will probably have an NCTJ qualification and will have shown a commitment to journalism by writing or editing for their student newspaper/website and gained work experience in newsrooms. We want self-starters with a real interest in current affairs who can write and edit accurately and in style. Previous graduates of the training scheme now hold senior positions on the Mail, The Mail on Sunday and MailOnline. The sub-editing course starts on June 19 and the news/sports reporting course begins on September 11. There will be four weeks of intensive in-house training during which the trainees are introduced to Mail style. It is followed by five months’ placement – on a regional daily paper, the Scottish Daily Mail in Glasgow or the Irish Daily Mail in Dublin – after which the trainees will join the Mail newsroom. Trainees will be on the best journalism course in the business and paid a competitive salary while they train. Nearly all are offered staff jobs at the end.

To apply send a covering letter, your CV and the three best examples of your work to [email protected] by Friday February 17, 2023. Please specify in the subject of the email that your application is for a trainee sub-editor, trainee news reporter or trainee sports reporter. Interviews will be held in March.