Journalistic Trainees

Would you like to work behind the scenes of "The Voice of Germany" or create exciting content for our online and social media channels?

More than "something with media"

Do you prefer to impart knowledge through a captivating TV report? You know what is important in the communication of a company? Then you should apply for a journalistic trainee programme at ProSiebenSat.1!

A journalistic trainee programme with us usually lasts 24 months. You will spend 18 months in your home department where you will be responsible for your own projects. Depending on the type of journalistic traineeship, you will be trained in one of our editorial departments or specialist teams or get to know different areas and interfaces within the framework of a generalist journalistic traineeship.

Our understanding of development:

As a volunteer, you will take part in training measures in which we train both the journalistic craft and content from the field of media design. In a basic training block, you will receive an all-round knowledge package on the topics of media law, media ethics, copywriting, storytelling, voice & sound, cross-media narrative forms, production and post-production. In further (optional) trainings, courses or subject-specific projects, you have the opportunity to further your education beyond the basic training block.

All of our young talents are supported by a specialist mentor during their training. Whether it's technical or organisational matters - the colleagues are always ready to listen to you and give you advice and support.An HR contact person and a manager from the specialist department support all our Young Talents during their training. Whether technical or organisational issues – colleagues are always ready to listen and to help you with words and deeds.

Journalistic traineeship in Entertainment

In this traineeship, you will get to know the entire process of creating formats - on all our platforms. After basic training in your regular team, Content Development, you will learn the journalism trade in one of our in-house editorial departments. Afterwards, we train you on-the-job as a producer and let you apply the contents of the basic training.

Structure and examples of the journalistic traineeship Entertainment:

  • Six months basic training incl. 5-week training block on journalism & media design and shadowing in the areas of business intelligence, consumer insights, format scouting or production management

  • Six months of journalism training in in-house editorial departments: taff, Abenteuer Leben or Zervakis & Opdenhövel. Live.

  • Four to five months of assignments in the editorial offices or for projects with a focus on ProSieben or SAT.1

  • Five to six months takeover phase, which is completely individualised (further rotation, shadowing or assignments at ProSieben or SAT.1 possible)

  • Further optional training and networking events

  • Business mobile phone

  • 30 days holiday / year

  • Salary of 24,000 € gross / year

Journalisitc Traineeship in editorial offices

During your traineeship, you will mainly work in your own editorial office or department, where you will be responsible for your own projects. The two-year training programme offers you the opportunity to rotate to other areas or to work as a guest editor.

We offer editorial traineeships throughout the year at taff, Galileo, red, die akte, Abenteuer Leben, ran, eSports, sixx, Content ReCreation, Digital Buzzroom and Program Data Services.

Structure & examples of this journalistic traineeship:

  • Seventeen months core department
  • Three months rotation (incl. optional four weeks job shadowing)
  • Five weeks basic training block as well as further optional trainings
  • Business mobile phone
  • 30 days holiday / year
  • Salary of 24.000€ gross / year

Possible rotations:

  • Show production (e.g. Redseven)
  • TV editorial department (e.g. taff)
  • Online editorial department (e.g. Central Content Creation)

Journalistic traineeship News

In this traineeship, you will get to know the entire process of creating news for TV and our digital platforms. You will take over the research and production preparations for our news. In addition, you will write and edit short news items on your own responsibility and contribute your own topics. You will edit texts for our digital platforms and take care of the multimedia preparation of the content (audio, video, blogs, podcasts).

Build up your traineeship in the newsroom:

  • Eighteen months of work in your main area of news
  • Four to six weeks of rotation in one of our regional studios
  • Four to six weeks of rotation in another editorial department, e.g. taff, Galileo or Abenteuer Leben
  • Five weeks basic training block plus additional optional training courses
  • Business mobile phone
  • 30 days holiday per year
  • Salary of 24,000 € per year

Journalistic traineeship Digital Content

In this multimedia journalistic traineeship, you will learn about the entire process of creating digital content - from conception and creation to targeted playout. Depending on the focus you choose, you will conceptualize, create and stage fascinating digital content (creation) or be predominantly involved in the targeted playout of digital content, e.g. via websites, apps, Smart TV, Google, YouTube or social media (operations). In the second year of your journalistic trainee, you can choose from many different rotation options, observe and specialize in consultation with your supervisor. During your traineeship, you will have the opportunity to participate not only in a mandatory basic training block, but also in many other training and networking events.

Structure and examples of a Digital Content traineeship:

  • Eleven months of assignment in your focus area: creation or operations
  • Three months rotation in the other focus area: creation or operations
  • Six months of rotation in other areas (incl. optional 4 weeks of external job shadowing)
  • Five weeks of basic training block and other optional trainings
  • Business mobile phone
  • 30 days holiday per year
  • Salary of €24,000 per year

Possible rotations beyond mandatory areas (examples):

  • Podcast Factory
  • Content ReCreation
  • TV editorial department (e.g. taff, Galileo, die akte, Abenteuer Leben, red!) or station

Journalistic traineeship in PR & Communications

In this traineeship you will get to know the entire strategic communication or PR across all channels for the group, as well as for our segments Dating & Video, Commerce & Ventures and the Entertainment business. Depending on the specialist team, you will have different thematic focuses, which are specified in the job advertisement.

Structure & examples of a traineeship:

  • Seventeen months core department
  • Three months rotation (incl. optional four weeks job shadowing)
  • Five weeks of basic training block plus additional optional trainings
  • Additional mandatory training block with focus on COMMS & PR
  • Business mobile phone
  • 30 days holiday / year
  • Salary of 24.000€ gross / year

Possible rotations:

  • Team with other thematic focus
  • Between PR and Corporate Communications (COMMS)
  • PR or COMMS department at other locations of the group

Your qualifications

A completed degree or comparable qualification. First practical experiences in relevant areas and enthusiasm for the respective topics as well as the media industry.

How you can apply

Your application will be submitted via our job portal. There you will find all currently advertised journalistic trainee programmes. 

If your profile matches the requirements of the position in question, we will first invite you to a short video interview to get to know you better as it is very important to us to better get to know as many applicants as possible. If you have convinced us in the video interview, we will invite you to a recruiting day in the next step, where you can convince us of yourself in practical tests and in a personal interview.

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