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Vacancies

You can find all our current vacancies at the Press Association in this section. If you have the skills and experience required for any of our positions, we would be delighted to hear from you. If there are no suitable posts for you in our current vacancy list but you believe that your skills and experience would be of interest to us, please send your CV and covering letter detailing your career ambitions and salary expectations to the following email: hrdepartment@pressassociation.com

Desktop Support Technician

We are the national news agency for the UK and Ireland and a leading multi-media content provider across web, mobile, broadcast and print. For the last 145 years PA has been providing fast, accurate feeds of text, data, photos and video. Today the bus...

Production Journalist (Two year contract)

Location: Glasgow and Howden The Press Association would like to hear from talented sub-editors to work on its production teams in Glasgow or Howden. Key Responsibilities: Subbing copy quickly and to the high level of accuracy demanded by PA Ensuring ...

Reporter/Sub-Editor (Australia)

PA is looking for a dynamic reporter/sub-editor to work at its bureau in Sydney, Australia, which is due to open this summer. You will be a member of a four-strong team, working daytime hours in our Sydney office to provide PA´s overnight service to ...

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PA Group people

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Robin, Sub-editor, Puzzles

There are three main elements to my current job in our Bristol-based Puzzles department: compiling, proofreading and formatting. The first is by far the most interesting for me and typically consists of writing quiz questions and creating and comp...

Amanda, Head of Management Accounts

I have a very varied role which changes greatly from month to month - especially at month-end when I am busy preparing Accounts or when I work closely with regional directors, providing accurate financial information which enables them to grow the bu...

Richard, Head of Sport & Racing Data

I hold responsibility for managing growth within Data Services for Sport & Racing. My role involves me being adaptable, identifying and defining strategies and key decision making. A typical day will involve me being updated by project teams with ...

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Bursary

The Press Association is running a bursary scheme to enable more people from ethnically and socially diverse backgrounds to train as journalists.

 

This scheme aims to encourage a greater intake from diverse social and ethnic backgrounds and is supported by the Journalism Diversity Fund.

 

We will aim to select two successful candidates each year.

Training schemes

Our NCTJ courses are widely regarded as the best multimedia journalism courses in the UK. Our magazine journalism course is accredited by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA), the lead body for best practice in training and development for the magazine and business media industry.

Duration

17 weeks
38 weeks
17 weeks
9 weeks

Location

London
London
London
London

Work Experience

For over a century generations of great journalists have started their careers at the Press Association and today we still give many people their first taste of life in the media through our work experience scheme.

As you would expect places are limited but every year a number of would-be journalists or students interested in a career in the media spend some time in our multimedia newsrooms and other departments, learning how PA tells stories in words, pictures and video.

Contact Tracey Linzell and tell us why we should offer you a work experience placement.

Please note applications will only be considered if there is an up-to-date CV and your email clearly states which area you are interested in and date of availability.

Email: tracey.linzell@pressassociation.com

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