Archives Collections Summer Internship

Archives Collections Summer Internship Dundee, Scotland

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
Full Time Dundee, Scotland 22050 - 28427 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

DC Thomson
Closing Date: 07/06/2023
  • Dundee
  • DC Thomson

Job Description

At DC Thomson we are a business with a purpose – to make a positive impact on the communities we serve.

We are home to some of the world’s best loved media brands, organised around local news and radio, companionship, kids, advocacy, energy, puzzles and hobbies.

The Courier, The Press & Journal, The Sunday Post, Beano, Stylist, Puzzler, The People’s Friend, My Weekly, Pure Radio, bunkered, Energy Voice, Findmypast and Brightsolid are just some of the brands you might know us for.

Deeply rooted in our communities, we are investing in data, technology and talent to unlock a new level of understanding about what really matters to our customers. This is how we are shaping the future of media.

We’re changing the way we work to create a flexible, collaborative, learning-led culture that draws on expertise from across the organisation to create award-winning content and cultural moments that make audiences want to be part of our communities.

Our HQ is in Dundee and we have bases around the UK employing over 1,200 extraordinarily creative colleagues working in a mix of office/home/hybrid. They’re passionate about being part of the story of so many well-loved brands and they’re crucial to our ambitions for the company.

We’re looking for the best people to join us at DC Thomson, to share their energy, ideas and skills and be part of our story.

Why join us now?

DC Thomson is on an exciting transformation journey to growth. Our brands matter to people and we are passionate about sustaining meaningful relationships with the communities these brands serve.

Focused on creating brilliant content and experiences that inspire our audiences and communities.

The Opportunity

This post will work with the Archive team to undertake basic collections management tasks. The main project will be working on our Licenced Products collection of merchandise to sort, repackage and catalogue the collection. There will also be opportunities to contribute to other aspects of the departments regular work offering a broad experience of working in a corporate archive.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To sort and repackage archive material to agreed procedures
  • To create box lists and catalogues of archive collections
  • To undertake other collections management duties as required
  • Moving heavy boxes and other types of material in dusty and sometimes unpleasant environments
  • Other clerical or administrative work needed to run the archive
  • To undertake any other duties which may be required
  • To undertake training deemed necessary by your manager

Skills and Experience Required:

Knowledge & Experience

  • An interest in the history and brands of DC Thomson & Co Ltd
  • Experience of using MS Word and Excel
  • Experience of working with delicate materials in a careful manner
  • Experience of working well and flexibly with people, especially in a small team


  • A good standard of education with a qualification at English standard grade (or equivalent) or above


  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to organise own workload and meet deadlines
  • Willing to learn new things and ways of working
  • Ability to lift and move heavy boxes and work in sometimes unpleasant environments

To apply for this role, please follow our online application process and submit a CV and cover letter explaining how you meet the knowledge, qualifications and skills outlined in the advert.

This is a full-time placement, working 35 hours per week from our Kingsway Office for six weeks between July & August. Please note, we are also happy to discuss flexible working patterns for those who might find a full-time placement challenging. We pay the real living wage and offer an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a dynamic media company.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from everyone and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristics.

If you have any issues with your application, please email [email protected]

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early once we have received suitable applications. Therefore, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Archives Collections Summer Internship
D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
Dundee, United Kingdom
Andrew Thomson
$500 million to $1 billion (USD)
1001 to 5000 Employees
Company - Private
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