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Apprentice News desk Assistant

Company: Alamy HQ

Type of contract: Fixed term 12-18 month apprenticeship

Hours: 40 hours per week (including the time you're at College)

Alternation weeks of day shifts (8am to 4.45pm) and night shifts (1.15pm to 10pm) Monday - Friday

1 weekend shift every 4 weeks (8am-2:30pm or 2:30pm-9pm Saturdays and Sundays)

Package: £298 per week plus great benefits


Are you interested in media? Do you have great attention to detail? Do you enjoy working as part of a supportive team, but also on your own initiative? If this sounds like you then read on!

Alamy is a technology business that sells stock images, footage and live news imagery to customers around the world. It’s a truly exciting time at Alamy, our business is growing, and we are continually working towards expanding our reach. 

This role is based in our live News team, which is a fast paced, growing provider of Live News images to the International media. Our images are supplied by photographers & agencies from around the world and our clients are the well-established newspapers & corporations. How exciting would it be to see the images you’ve submitted used as part of a big news story! 

We want to continue creating a business we can be proud of. To make this happen, we need brilliant people who are passionate and think differently. With a CEO and management team who make fast decisions, we have to be able to keep pace and evolve. At the heart of Alamy are a group of people who care about what we do and doing it really well. We’re always ready to adapt to new situations and challenges to ensure that Alamy continues to provide excellent service and a unique product. We’re ethical, believe in having a work life balance and have a lot of passion for our product!


Our values:

Put the customer first

Succeed (and fail) as a team

Strive for Better

Be Bold & Be Brave

Do the right thing


Here’s some more detail about this exciting opportunity, where you’ll get ‘on the job’ training and learn how to; 

  • Source images from photographers and agencies
  • Correctly caption images and then send them to our newspaper clients
  • Brief photographers for events
  • Run a news diary


You’ll complete a course which will lead to an apprenticeship in Business Administration Level 2.


We’re looking for someone who: 

  • Enjoys being busy and isn’t scared to ask questions 
  • Thrives on learning new things 
  • Has a positive ‘can do’ attitude, especially when faced with a challenge 
  • Is happy working without constant supervision
  • Has a love of news stories and photo journalism
  • Has excellent written English language skills 
  • Has a great telephone manner and the ability to communicate effectively


Want to know more and think you’ll fit in - let us know by applying today!


Closing date: 30th November 2018 

To apply for this vacancy please get in touch with the recruiter using the details shown above.

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