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Media Makers

Paid work placements for entry level journalists

The Media Makers programme offers work placements in journalism.

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. Applications are currently closed.
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 have now filled all placement spaces and do not expect to reopen applications in the near future. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date on our opportunities, or consider applying for our Scott Trust Bursary scheme.
About the scheme
Successful interns joined Cafeyn’s global editorial team in London for a period of 6 months. During the scheme, they received 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.

  • Questions?
    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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