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Who we are

Guardian News and Media is one of the UK's most successful and innovative media companies, publishing the Guardian and Observer, two of the world's oldest quality newspapers, and, one of the world's leading news websites. The Guardian's unique ownership structure through the Scott Trust ensures the independence of its editorial voice, and a sustained investment in intelligent, liberal journalism.

Our areas of expertise

Working in the media

GNM employs over 1700 staff who collectively have a huge range of skills and experience associated with working at a multimedia company, from print and online journalism, design, photography to audio production. Our commercial departments also have a range of expertise in advertising, marketing and events, PR, finance, HR, technology and business strategy.

Life experience

As individuals, however we are not defined solely by our careers, and GNM staff, like others in the Horsesmouth community have an array of life skills and experiences that may be of benefit to others. Our mentors may choose to mentor on topics from their lives outside work, as well as on previous experiences they have been through.

Why we're on horsesmouth

Every day in our newspapers and online, we write about social justice issues affecting groups and individuals around the world, and we strongly believe that words should follow through with action. To this end, GNM has an active community programme which supports a number of local partners with skills, funding and resources. Horsesmouth offers us the opportunity to build on this activity by directly connecting a greater number of individuals with experience to those who may benefit from it, through using the web as a medium to generate positive social good.

More information

Visit: For our main news site see

Visit: For more details about Guardian News & Media's commitments to sustainability including community outreach, see

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Latest Mentor Shout Outs

To everyone struggling today.

"If you''re simply having an off day, need to unload, rant or something more, I''m here at any time to support you through it. Just give me a shout :) ..."

Latest Pearls of Wisdom

Transition from education to the job market

"Have you just completed a university course? Are you unsure what to do next? Gap year? Job? Volunteering?
After being in education for the majority of your life it can seem incredibly daunting to enter into the 'real-world' of life and work...."

What is online mentoring?

If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!

Can't find the right mentor? Just send a request!

If you've tried using search and browsed the profiles on our site but can't find anyone who's quite right for you, send a request for a mentor to the whole community. You'll get some good responses and one or two may turn into mentoring relationships.

Other users say...


I am very lucky to have found your website. Recently I wrote about a problem which I face very often.... There were 10 responses from 10 mentors. They have really explained to me and made me understand that I do not have any problem. Your services are wonderful and I am very much thankful to all of you.

I have been mentoring on HM for 18 months. I really enjoy it & hopefully I am helping other people. Recently I posted my my first 'request for a mentor'. I have been completely bowled over by the response. So many people taking their time & making the effort to offer constructive advice in a friendly polite manner. For me it completely validates the intent behind HM. It reminds me how many good, helpful people there are out there. Thanks for providing such a great service.
'I called out for mentor assistance a week or so ago.

I have been inundated with unbelievably helpful replies, and now have a toolkit to draw on to start turning around behaviours and mind-sets that have been detrimental in my life.

I just want to thank Horsesmouth and all the amazing people who reached out to me.  Each and every one of you has given me something to think about, and some have given me heaps of material with which to start working.  Now I need to do the work! Thank you so much!' 

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