Are you leaving school or thinking of a new career?

The Dorset Echo has a junior journalism apprenticeship opportunity - which gives people the chance to earn as they learn.

As a junior journalism apprentice you will complete the industry-recognised multimedia diploma while getting hands-on experience working in a newsroom.

This role is based in Weymouth and the training provider is Highbury College. It will involve one day a week studying, which will mostly be completed remotely. The course begins in September and lasts for 18 months and you will supported by workplace mentors and your college tutor.

You will study:

  • Essential Journalism (including key skills like writing across print and digital platforms, using social media, news sourcing, interviewing and understanding audiences)

  • Shorthand

  • Media law, regulation and ethics

  • Public affairs

  • Court reporting

  • Video journalism

You will also build a portfolio to showcase your work and complete an end-point assessment.

Interested? Send your CV and cover letter to Dorset Echo editor Diarmuid Macdonagh by emailing

Newsquest Dorset is an equal opportunities employer and invites applications from all members of the community. We operate a no smoking policy.