Press Gazette launches journalist talent search

For a second year, Press Gazette has
joined forces with Camelot in its search
for a new generation of editorial talent.

The Press Cadets — think Sir Alan
Sugar’s The Apprentice, but with journalists
— is being launched this week.

At the end of the four-week competition,
two young journalists will be told
“you’re hired” and will follow in the
footsteps of Zoe Smith and Lou
Thomas, who were last year offered a
fully-paid 12-month contract working
in Press Gazette’s editorial team.

But first, the Press Cadets of 2006
will have to prove themselves by undertaking
a number of journalistic tasks
under the watchful eye of some of the
industry’s best-known editors, and in
the public glare of the country’s journalists
who will also have the opportunity
to comment on each entrant’s work

After applications have been whittled
down, 10 finalists will be set a
weekly assignment and only the best
will survive to go through to the following

Two Cadets will be spiked each week
until there are only two remaining.
These will join Press Gazette for a
salaried 12-month contract, reporting
on the fascinating world of journalism
for the industry bible, setting them well
on the way for a high-flying career.

For details on how to apply see page
25 or visit www.pressgazette.co.uk

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