Sanoma Media Trainee - Developer

“When the world changes, you can stand by or be part of the change.”

Sanoma Media Finland is the leading Finnish cross-media company and a forerunner in the digital transformation of media. Helsingin Sanomat, Ruutu, Supla, and Ilta-Sanomat are just a few of our brands that deliver relevant, inspiring, and captivating content and reach 97 % of Finns every week. Our Tech & Data unit develops digital services and creates innovations for our brands and end-users.

Sanoma Media Trainee is an 8-month program that combines development work as part of an expert team, shared learning sessions, individual learning plan and a community of other trainees, committed management and professionals from different fields of expertise. We are looking for trainee developers for two teams:

News & Feature Media digital development team that develops and operates large scale business-critical digital news platform (for Helsingin Sanomat, Ilta-Sanomat, Aamulehti and others) and tooling for editorial teams together with Helsingin Sanomat Data desk, business & product owners, designers, and other stakeholders. Our serverless and container-based technology stacks are developed with TypeScript, React and Next.js, mobile apps are developed with Swift (iOS) and Kotlin (Android), all in AWS cloud.

In Data Capabilities teams we ingest, store, process and serve big data from diverse sources to be used in various business use cases such as analytics, reporting, and targeting of advertising. We work directly with our business and development teams to create data products on our Data Platform. With us you get to develop B2C and B2B data pipelines and the Data Platform services to serve the needs of the different business teams using Python, AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Databricks/Apache Spark, API’s, data warehousing (Redshift, Snowflake), DevOps including CI/CD pipelines.

What do we offer:

  • 8-month paid trainee program from May to December 2024
  • possibility to get a permanent position in the leading Finnish cross-media company
  • high volume products and modern technologies
  • interesting projects and opportunity to deepen your skills in the development of digital platforms in a challenging and rapidly evolving media industry
  • open culture and expert teams that support your development
  • modern work environment at the heart of Helsinki and hybrid-work model

What are we looking for:

  • students at the end of their studies / recent graduates from a relevant field and IT knowledge from studies/previous work experience/hobbies
  • good communication skills in English and/or in Finnish
  • good teamwork and collaboration skills
  • enthusiastic attitude and motivation to learn
  • eagerness to start a career in the media industry

All positions are based in Finland. Applicants need to have a work permit and address in Finland.

If you recognize yourself and are interested, apply for the job as soon as possible but no later than 27.2. by filling in the online application form. Additional information can be asked from Katriina Wallinmaa ( We will screen applications during the application period and will move forward with the recruitment process as soon as matching candidates are found. We are looking forward for your application!

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Employment type: Fixed-term


  • Occupational healtcare
  • Sports and culture benefit
  • Lunch benefit
  • Recreational clubs
  • Personnel discounts from Sanoma products
  • Sanoma personnel fund
  • Holiday cottage rentals

Sanoma Tech and Data

Sanoma Media Finland is the leading Finnish cross-media company and a forerunner in the digital transformation of media. Our brands deliver relevant, inspiring and captivating content across media channels and reach almost every Finn every week. Our Tech&Data organisation is operating at the very heart of the fast-paced media world. We have 150+ experts of IT and data based in different cities in Finland.

We develop digital services and create Innovations for Helsingin Sanomat, the leading daily newspaper in Scandinavia, Ilta-Sanomat, the market leader in digital and mobile news, regional media Aamulehti, Satakunnan Kansa and a large number of local and regional newspapers as well as beloved lifestyle brands. Nelonen Media is the leading entertainment house with an extensive video, audio and event portfolio.

We have an open culture and have flexible hybrid working model. You can develop your know-how with versatile responsibilities and our wide education opportunities. Our workplaces are located in the heart of Helsinki and Tampere. We give everyone room to work, develop, and be themselves. Everyday practices are flexible and we want to continuously improve. We aim high and do our best, but we also have fun at work. We work towards a diverse, equal and inclusive workplace.

Our mission is to offer Finnish media content also to next generations.

Location: Töölönlahdenkatu 2, Helsinki


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