Positive Action Scheme

Thinking of a career in journalism?

The Guardian believes there should be a better representation of our diverse society in the media, and each summer offers placements for two weeks for those aiming to start a career in journalism.

This year our London office is running four schemes during the summer, one scheme for people with disabilities and multiple schemes for BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) applicants.

Successful applicants will gain an insight into the profession, working across the newspaper and website.

You’ll also have an experienced journalist as a mentor to offer advice on careers.

The Guardian Positive Action Schemes

Disabilities scheme – reference code KIN0001UT

You will gain an insight into the workings of the newspaper and website, on sections such as Features, Society and Multimedia.

BAME all-editorial scheme – reference code KIN0001UP

You will work across a number of sections such as Weekend Magazine, Books, G2, Global Development, The Guide, Society and Multimedia.

BAME sport scheme – reference code KIN0001UQ

You will work on our sports desk alongside our team of journalists and editors, learning how we cover the biggest sporting events across the globe.

BAME podcasting and audio storytelling scheme – reference code KIN0001UR

You will work alongside our podcast producers, editors and hosts in our audio department.

BAME photography scheme – reference code KIN0001US

You will work alongside our photographers and picture editors, learning about different aspects of photo-journalism. 

If you are interested please apply online by visiting www.theguardian.com/workforus using the relevant reference code above.

Please note that the schemes are only open to applicants over 18 years old.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 30th March 2020 for these schemes.

*Positive action is covered by section 158 of the Equality Act 2010

We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at the Guardian. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future.

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