Vacancy for Trainee Scuttlebutt

Closing Date: 17 September 2016

Job Title: Trainee Reporter

Working For: Guido Fawkes

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Job Details

The Guido Fawkes website is looking for a full-time reporter to work in our Westminster bureau. They will be a political obsessive who either has previous experience of working in parliament, or a spectator with an unhealthy knowledge of the minutiae of politics. They will have a sense of humour and be happy to spend weekday evenings building contacts in SW1. They will have a sense of what makes a story, and an unquenchable thirst… to break news.


  • Video editing, recording, photoshopping and sharing content on social media.
  • Writing stories across the various news streams of our website, on politics, the media, energy and green issues, as well tech and Europe.
  • Breaking news.


  • Some basic video editing ability desirable
  • Fast learner
  • Hard-working able to produce under deadline pressure, news
  • Drive to bring in stories
  • Sense of humour
  • Share our ethical values and worldview

Guido Fawkes is Westminster’s number one news and gossip website established in 2004.

Closing Date: 17 September 2016

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews ASAP.  The successful candidate will ideally start work at the end of September.

Application Details

Send a covering letter and CV, and examples of your previous work. Please also send an example topical story, written in Guido’s style, including the pithy red pay off line, to

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Tip offs: 0709 284 0531

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