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Content Writer Trainee

Film Daily is looking for a content writer trainee to join our busy digital newsroom. This is a valuable paid educational role in which trainees will work hand-in-hand with the managing editor. Our team is focused on creating unique, shareable content on the themes of film, TV, entertainment, life, and new media. 

We’ll train you how to work in a busy newsroom, assisting with research and sourcing images. You’ll get valuable portfolio links and training from some of the highest performing content writers in the business.

At this level, perfect for recent graduates, those changing careers, higher-education leavers, and grammar enthusiasts, we’ll train you on how to write pieces on trending news that leverage SEO and how to format your argument properly. You’ll also learn how to use WordPress to post articles and create engaging social media posts.

You will learn

  • How a busy editorial team works
  • Deadline setting and execution
  • How to spot a trending news story
  • Newsletter production and distribution
  • How to work with partners and stakeholders
  • How to analyse metrics & data
  • How to promote content and drive users to our website
  • How to create viral content
  • How to request interviews from celebrities & VIPs
  • How to manage a celebrity/VIP interview
  • How to research and write an article
  • How to source images 
  • How to write captions for social media
  • How to post on social media as a brand
  • How to consistently output news based content within a busy newsroom on a short deadline
  • How to collaborate with a large online team
  • How to submit pitches to an editorial team
  • How to use keywords to enrich your search volumes
  • The basics of search marketing
  • How to create and push quizzes
  • How to attribute sources

The ideal candidate must possess

  • Writing skills with a portfolio to back it up
  • Understanding of how the online magazine business works
  • Understanding of social media
  • Love for film & TV
  • Stoic, can-do attitude
  • Clear understanding of journalistic ethics & legal principles
  • Great attention to detail
  • Love of the internet & technology
  • Great sense of humor
  • Patience
  • Ambition


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