Trainee reporter – The Peterborough Telegraph (Peterborough)

Are you passionate about creating brilliant content?

We are looking for a trainee reporter to join our award-winning team at the Peterborough Telegraph.

You will be enthusiastic about local news and you will understand how to market your content on social media.

In return we will give you the chance to be part of a brilliant online and print team.

We will train you to NQJ standard and ensure you understand how our news team creates engaging content.

The successful candidate will have completed an NCTJ-accredited pre-entry course.

The role will be based in the Peterborough Telegraph newsroom two days a week. Additionally, you will need to be based in Peterborough while working from home to cover breaking news and stories on patch. ​​​​​​​


Reporting to the Peterborough Telegraph digital editor, you will:

  • Help to provide an online breaking news service to our audience
  • Identify content that matters to our readers
  • Be out in the field reporting from live and breaking news events
  • Work to drive web hits and print circulation
  • Work to create engaging video content for online stories and social media

Required Skills

  • A passion to report
  • Strong social media
  • Excellent video skills – both in front and behind the camera
  • Persistence and desire to get to the heart of the story
  • Willingness to work flexibly
  • Strong interview and good people skills


  • Inquisitive by nature and driven by the need to find answers to difficult questions
  • A team player
  • A champion for our business – learning, following and instilling best practice wherever you go
  • A passion and commitment to serve our audiences and an understanding that great content drives our digital growth
  • Enjoy working in and contributing to a constantly evolving environment and have a clear understanding that no two days, weeks, months or years will be the same. Change will be part of your job.
  • Encourage innovation and constant improvement in efficiency and effectiveness

Details on how to apply

If you feel this job is for you, please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you’re the right person for the job to: by Friday, 19 May.

We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don’t delay in submitting your application.


National World is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment as an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. Consideration will be given to flexible working and job share options for all roles.

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