Journalism is your passion? Then apply for a traineeship at Burda School of Journalism (BJS). We will give you all the know-how you need to work in the digital world. In our journalistic training, we take a multi-media approach, focusing on our readers’ and users’ need for information and their reception behavior. As a trainee at Burda School of Journalism, you will learn everything from finding topics, research and textual work, visual implementation and publishing in print and online media, to conceiving and producing podcasts and analyzing trends and user behavior.
Structure of the training
The journalism training at Burda School of Journalism starts between June 1st and October 1st, on the 1st or 15th of each month and ends two years later. It includes three elements:
Comprehensive teaching of the basics of (traditional and digital) journalism and developing modern media brands at BJS (6 months)
Editorial work at the trainee’s regular editorial office (12 months)
Up to three internships at the company’s editorial offices, with the aim of increasing and/or consolidating individual knowledge
The prerequisite for being accepted at Burda School of Journalism is passing the entrance test. The following qualifications are recommendations, increasing your chance to get a training contract:
Completed degree or completed vocational training
Internship at one of Burda’s editorial offices
Internship at a local daily newspaper or an online editorial office
Knowledge about online and digital journalism
Preliminary selection by editorial teams
Apply for a training position at an editorial office that corresponds to your interests and inclinations. The editorial team will register all suitable candidates for the entrance text. This registration is usually based on a successfully completed internship and sometimes on a successful interview. If you’re interested in the training or an internship, apply for one of our jobs.
The entrance test takes place on a weekend in May and includes a knowledge test, a writing exercise, a creativity test and an interview. Whether you are accepted at BJS depends on your test results.
The schedule – beginning of training
Early May: Entrance test
End of Mai: Selection of candidates
Between June and October: Beginning of training
See the homepage of Burda School of Journalism for further information or visit our BKS-Blog to take a look behind the scenes of the traineeship.