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Nine Trainee Reporter - The Sydney Morning Herald in North Sydney, Australia

There’s never been a more exciting time to join /The Sydney Morning Herald./ Our journalism is read by millions of Australians across digital and print, and our highly engaged subscribers value our quality, independent content. Our Sydney newsroom is seeking five talented trainee reporters who are committed to a career in journalism and are capable of generating original and innovative ideas for reports across multiple platforms. Applicants must display a genuine passion for the Herald and an ability to connect with its diverse audiences. The training program will focus on developing reporting and production skills for digital and print, and creating impactful journalism across a broad range of topics. These positions will initially be offered as 12-month full-time contracts with a view to extend or potentially lead to permanent employment. Applications will be open until COB 29 December 2021. Traineeships will commence in late February 2022. To apply for the program, applicants must submit a maximum of three pieces of their own published journalism including at least one in written form, a brief resume, and submit a 500-word discussion piece responding to one of the following questions: 1. The coronavirus pandemic has shown the value of accurate, considered journalism. How do you ensure your work is accurate and devoid of sensationalism? 2. The pandemic and frayed relationships with other nations have had an economic impact on Australia. What is the role of a strong and independent business media in helping chart a way forward? /Please ensure all of your application materials are attached as one PDF document./ Day-to-day you will be responsible for: * Generating, researching, interviewing and writing stories for print and digital platforms. * Working collaboratively with colleagues. * Participating actively in training as directed. * Developing production skills to present your work to the highest standard. * Taking feedback and using it to improve the quality of your work. * A degree in journalism or arts, however subject specialist graduates with an aptitude for journalism are strongly encouraged to apply. * A keen desire to seek all sides of a story and to learn. * Some evidence of written work that supports your application. * A genuine passion for journalism and your selected masthead. What you'll get in return at Nine. * Career development and quality training. * Up to 16 weeks paid primary carer’s parental leave. * Discounts on lifestyle, entertainment, and leisure memberships, including health insurance, dental and gym. * Access to Future Women – a movement to help women connect, learn and lead through unique content and events. * Hybrid Working/Flexible working. * Discounts on products and services with corporate partners including Samsung, Apple, JB HI-FI, HP, Hertz Car Hire and TFE Hotels. Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: At Nine, we are committed to fostering a workforce that embraces all aspects of diversity and inclusion and where practices are equitable to ensure our people experience a sense of belonging. From day one, you'll be encouraged to bring your whole self to work and will be supported to perform at your best. Should you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds and cultures. Nine is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and doing what is reasonably practical to protect our people, including visitors to all Nine sites and events. * *Nine has introduced a Workplace Condition of Entry – COVID 19 Policy that requires all workplace attendees and participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering a Nine workplace. You will be asked to declare your vaccination status as part of the application process. * /Disclaimer: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.*/