Editorial Apprentice

Haymarket Automotive
Office Location
Twickenham - Bridge House
Office Address
Haymarket Media, 69 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3SP
Job Category
Editorial & Content Creation
Advertised Salary
Full Time / Part Time
Permanent / Fixed Term Contract
Fixed Term
Ref No

Job Description

Haymarket Automotive is unique for its scale and influence in the fast-moving and dynamic car industry - and to stay at the forefront we’re launching an Editorial Academy to foster and develop our next generation of brilliant story-tellers, reviewers and news-hounds.

Our journalists enjoy incredible opportunities every day, with access to the very best stories, be it breaking major news scoops, driving one-off supercars, reporting on glamorous concours events, delivering the review verdicts that really matter to Britain’s car buyers or interviewing the most influential people in the industry.

But we don’t need car enthusiasts to work for us - first and foremost we need brilliant journalists with a fascination to do the best job for our audience. While subject knowledge inevitably becomes more important as you get exposed to bigger stories, it can be learned. You do not need to know the difference between power and torque to apply; these roles are for talented school, college or university leavers with a passion to learn. 

Our brands are all market leaders, with reputations forged on our heritage but preserved by an unstinting belief in the merits of modern journalism. From the written word through to video, podcasts and all forms of social media, we want to tell the stories that are important and, as a result we are committed to developing the very best talent to do just that.

The role

Tasks will include:

  • Interviewing subjects and news

  • Reporting from events and shows

  • Uploading and checking copy in our content management system (CMS)

  • Picture editing for best-use online using tools like Photoshop

  • Applying SEO best-practice to news and feature stories

  • Supporting our news, test and features teams, including sourcing news and coming up with feature ideas, plus assisting on photoshoots

  • Drafting, uploading and publishing social media output, and measuring progress

  • Script writing and video editing

  • Contribute to, and assist with, the production of the print magazines, and our syndication activities

  • Produce and broadcast regular newsletters from our titles

  • Contributing your knowledge to improve the titles

  • You will rotate between all departments of our core brands, Autocar, Car Aftermarket Trader, Classic & Sports Car and What Car? In order to gain a strong understanding of our business from an editorial perspective. 


Your skills

  • Keen writer and communicator with an eye for detail

  • A curiosity for people, cars and our industry

  • Hard worker, willing to do what it takes to get a job done

  • A willingness to learn skills and processes and independently repeat them

  • An eye for detail that allows you to understand sometimes complex software and content management systems

  • Enthusiasm for social media and video, with a willingness to learn best practice and editing skills

Our brands

Autocar was founded in 1895, making it the longest running car title to still be published. Today, it also has a thriving website, YouTube and social media channels, and covers every aspect of the automotive world for car buyers, enthusiasts and industry professionals.

Car Aftermarket Trader - known industry-wide as CAT - was founded in 1979 and encompasses a trade magazine and website that are aimed at the UK’s thriving automotive aftermarket and independent garage professionals.

Classic & Sports Car is Britain’s best-selling classic car magazine and - combined with its online and social media authority - is the undisputed source for anyone buying, owning, selling, maintaining or even just dreaming about classic cars.

What Car? has been helping Britain’s car buyers get the best car for their budget for almost 50 years, putting cars through a unique combination of test processes to deliver its all-important verdicts online, in print, on video and across social.

Haymarket Media Group is a global media, data information and analytics company. Our purpose is to create trusted, premium specialist media brands that build powerful communities and drive valuable conversations.


Other benefits include:

  • Competitive salary

  • Comprehensive training and career development programme

  • 25 days holiday per year (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)

  • Generous contributory pension scheme

  • Season ticket loan on passing probationary period

  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit your lifestyle 


Why work with us? 

Our people are our greatest asset here at Haymarket Media Group. We pride ourselves on being the best specialist media company in the world and our talented teams ensure we produce brilliant content for our readers and event attendees.  Thanks to them we have over 16,000 companies around the globe turning to us to help their businesses grow. Join us and you will impact world class brands to help create powerful and lasting relationships that deliver real results, all while developing your own career. 

​​The Haymarket way

Our values aren’t just words – they’re the way we do things at Haymarket and influence our culture. Our team's success is fuelled by the dynamism, creativity and expertise of our people. But more than that – it’s crucial for us to behave with independence and integrity: towards each other, towards our audiences and towards our clients and partners.  


Equal Opportunities Statement

As a global business operating in diverse markets, Haymarket is inherently multicultural.  Globally we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining talent who reflect the communities we serve.   We equally recognise our broader responsibility to society as a whole. We will use our power and influence to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within our markets. 

As such, we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that all candidates are given the same opportunity to succeed regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age or disability.  


Come and join us and see for yourself how Haymarket is a rewarding, exciting and fun place to work!