9News to launch paid TV news intern program

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Channel Nine announces rare paid internship program

Channel Nine announced a three-month internship to develop the next generation of television journalists and producers with the Channel Nine News Internship.

Announced today, the internship is based out of the 9News offices at Nine’s Sydney headquarters, in North Sydney. The training will cover all facets of TV news, from news-gathering to writing, editing and production. Setting this internship apart from many in the industry, the interns of the 9news program will all be paid, with the application stating that there is “potential for long-term employment with Nine.”

Sydney news director Simon Hobbs said: “This is a golden opportunity to work in the biggest newsroom in the southern hemisphere, with hands-on learning from the best in the business. The successful candidate will have the potential for long-term employment with Nine.”

Providing a rare opportunity for a paid internship at one of the nation’s largest media companies, the successful candidates will be working across all 9News bulletins, including the news on the Today Show, A Current Affair and 60 minutes, the internship is the next step for the media conglomerate to cement its popular standing amongst Australians.

Applications for the internship are now open and close on October 1. No direct experience in television news is required, with the role suitable for “someone with underlying potential, good motivation and the ability to learn.”

Applicants will be responsible for project coordination, ranging from organisation of people to processes, as well as providing cross-functional support for holistic support of the team.

Nine’s assets include the Nine Network, major mastheads such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Australian Financial Review, and digital properties such as nine.com.au, 9Honey, Pedestrian.TV and CarAdvice, subscription video on demand platform Stan, and majority investments in Domain and Macquarie Media. The broader assets of Nine also include interests in Future Women and Your Money.

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