The ABC has launched its Rural Traineeship initiative, providing three budding reporters with the opportunity to develop their journalism skills and knowledge of the agricultural industry in rural Australia.
The Director of ABC Regional, Fiona Reynolds, said that the Rural Traineeships enable content makers and storytellers to kick-start their career by working with the ABC’s highly regarded Rural team.
“The initiative provides trainees with practical experience as they work with a Rural Executive Producer (EP) in a capital city for a month, before being partnered with a Rural Reporter for two months in one of our 46 regional offices around Australia,” Mrs Reynolds said.
“Trainees are taught how to record high quality audio and write rural stories for different audiences. They also receive comprehensive training in all aspects of content gathering and production for radio, digital and television news broadcasting.
“Journalists of today need to be able to tailor storytelling to suit different platforms and audiences, so our Rural Trainees can expect a rewarding and challenging experience that will broaden their understanding and technical proficiencies.
“This is a great entry point to the ABC as many of our reporters started as a Rural Trainees under the watchful eye of our highly experienced Rural EPs and went on to successful reporting careers – in their local communities and even overseas as foreign correspondents,” Mrs Reynolds said.
Applications for the Rural Traineeship are open from 20 October to 5 November 2017.
Applicants will need to have a strong interest in rural and regional affairs, good writing skills and be able and willing to travel.
The traineeship is expected to commence in mid-January 2018.
For more information on the Rural Traineeship or to apply, visit the ABC Careers site.