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Media Makers

Paid work placements for entry level journalists

The Media Makers programme offers 6-month placements with Cafeyn, a digital subscription app providing access to more than 2,500 newspaper and magazine titles.

The scheme aims to provide you with the training and experience you need to break into journalism. It particularly focuses on the production side of journalism, which includes sub-editing, digital curation, monetisation of content and writing headlines.

We look for applications from entry level or aspiring journalists who come from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the media.
I'm honoured to be starting the Media Makers internship with Cafeyn and the Guardian Foundation, an opportunity which provides me with an invaluable springboard into journalism and the media industries. I'm most excited about reading high-quality journalism, curating my favourite work, and becoming involved with production.
Luke Gonnella
Media Makers trainee
Applications are currently closed
We expect to open applications for further placements in a few months. We will share more detailed information and dates as soon as possible. In the meantime, keep an eye on our website and twitter for the latest information.
About Cafeyn
Cafeyn is a digital subscription app providing access to newspaper and magazine titles on all digital devices. Their 2 million subscribers can read multiple publications and also have editorially curated articles under different themes that people can explore and read. Since its inception in 2006, Cafeyn’s ambition, driven by a deep passion for media, has been to reconnect readers with content most relevant to them through Cafeyn's ultra high-performance platform.
About the scheme
Successful Media Makers applicants will join Cafeyn’s global editorial team in London, and will be paid the London Living Wage for a period of 6 months. Please note that we expect to open applications every 3 months from July 2022 with the final placement starting in October 2023. We will release application dates as they are confirmed.

We have worked in close partnership with Cafeyn on the creation of this opportunity and will provide ongoing support to successful applicants.

During the scheme, you will receive dedicated training and experience at Cafeyn, including:
  • training on digital journalism, article performance, SEO, how to make articles stand out on digital platforms, newsletter production and homepage editing

  • learning how to understand audience behaviour and engagement levers on digital channels (e.g. mobile, web, newsletters, social media)

  • taking part in content selection & curation

  • work on developing innovative editorial formats like narrated content and podcasts.

  • Who we're looking for
    We're looking for people who are data-driven, enthusiastic about social media, and interested in optimising engagement and growing audiences on content posted.

    You do not need to have previous work experience in the media industry; you might be a recent graduate, or looking to make a career change. We are looking for applicants of any age from a diverse range of backgrounds, who can offer a unique perspective and/or would typically face barriers entering the media industry.
    If you have read the full job specification on Cafeyn's website and have questions about your application, feel free to email

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