* Careers in the media industry. PA offers a range of jobs


You can find all our current media 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 jobs 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: PArecruitment@pressassociation.com

Metadata Editor (Casual)

Location: Howden Do you have an interest in TV shows and movies, a keen interest in technology, proven customer service skills and the ability to meet customer deadlines? The Press Association are looking to recruit a reliable, flexible and hard-worki...

Viral Reporter

Location: London The Press Association is seeking a reporter to work primarily on its Viral channel, helping deliver innovative, light-hearted and shareable stories targeted at online audiences. You’ll be obsessed with internet culture, the latest m...

Page Producer/Senior Page Producer

Location: Howden An opportunity has arisen for an experienced sub-editor with excellent editorial skills to join one of PA’s teams compiling TV and radio page-ready listings pages for delivery to one of the UK’s highest profile TV listings magazin...


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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 ...



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.


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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 very 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.


If you are looking for editorial work experience, we are fully subscribed at present until the Autumn.  Please check this site again in September if you are still interested.


For any other work experience placements, please email an up to date CV, specifying your area of interest and your availability to:



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