Work at News Associates

News Associates is proud to be the UK’s number one NCTJ journalism school, with a reputation for excellence that is underlined by award-winning stories, an unrivalled record in finding journalism jobs and the best exam results in the country. We want our staff to deliver and inspire the journalism stars of tomorrow. 

This page is to list journalism jobs we are hiring for at News Associates. To apply for an NCTJ-accredited journalism course, click here.


News Associates is hiring a variety of journalism tutor positions across our London and Manchester centres as we grow our award-winning training teams.

We’re seeking dynamic individuals to embrace our innovative way of teaching journalism at the UK’s number one NCTJ journalism school.

We are looking for a genuine passion for multimedia journalism and emerging digital platforms to help our trainees stay ahead of the game in a constantly evolving media landscape.

Some roles will also require a strong knowledge of media law and shorthand.

You’ll be working in a small team meaning your voice is always heard and there is room for rapid growth and development.

There will also be opportunities to get involved with our publications South West Londoner and Mancunian Matters.

The successful applicants will be bursting with ideas, boast an understanding of the importance of NCTJ-accredited journalism training and be passionate enough to inspire the next generation of newsroom leaders.

About us

Based in the offices of our award-winning news agencies, News Associates, part of Beat Media Group, was named the number one journalism course in the UK by the NCTJ in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

We were also extremely proud to win Innovation of the Year at the NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2020 for our response to training during the pandemic.

We offer a range of options aimed at postgraduate trainees, from full-time to part-time learning and sports journalism.

We’re also home to the NCTJ’s top-performing undergraduate journalism degree, The School of Journalism, where 100% of our first-ever class achieved a gold-standard NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism – a record-breaking achievement, and an incredible 71% also achieved a first in their journalism degree, with 29% achieving a 2.1.

We also deliver training to a wealth of industry leaders including The Times, The Sunday Times, the Financial Times, The Sun, Reach and Yahoo.

The roles

Job title: Journalism tutor

All roles are 40 hours a week, including some evenings and Saturdays.

All applicants must be NCTJ trained and have at least two years’ journalism experience – salary range: £23,000-£28,000.

Those with more than five years’ industry experience and/or experience in NCTJ training – salary range: £30,000-£35,000.

We are running a rolling interview process and successful applicants would start as soon as possible.

Deadline: August 8, 2021.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to Lucy Dyer, editorial development manager, ldyer@newsassociates.co.uk

Make sure to let us know if you’re applying to work in London or Manchester and what your specialist subjects would be.

News Associates head of journalism London Graham Moody (left) and editorial development manager Lucy Dyer (middle) with graduates (L-R) Ella Jerman, Jen Tombs and Cormac Connelly-Smith at the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in 2019.
News Associates head of journalism London Graham Moody (left) and editorial development manager Lucy Dyer (middle) with graduates (L-R) Ella Jerman, Jen Tombs and Cormac Connelly-Smith at the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in 2019.

For enquiries about other journalism jobs at News Associates please email training@newsassociates.co.uk