Australia’s Nine Entertainment is on the hunt for the next generation of radio professionals who will have the opportunity to guide the future of the broadcaster’s radio stations across the country.
The launch of the Radio Internship Program will provide candidates with the chance to gain invaluable experience while learning from the best talent in the industry.
The six-week paid internships will be offered three times a year at each Nine Radio station: Sydney’s 2GB, Melbourne’s 3AW, Brisbane’s 4BC and 6PR in Perth.
Tom Malone, Managing Director of Nine Radio, said: “Radio is a small industry and has often recruited through connections, friends and family. These new internships will open doors for people with no links to media and importantly they are paid positions, so candidates don’t have to give up other part time or casual work to get their chance in radio.
“Radio broadcasters are the original social influencers – shaping debate on political and social issues and responding to listeners through the talkback line, email and text message. Radio is the most immediate and intimate medium, and a great place for people to learn more about media.”
During the program, interns will be provided with hands-on training in radio producing, journalism and social media. Successful applicants will spend time with producers and on-air talent, and in Nine’s radio newsrooms, to learn how to produce engaging and entertaining programs, and fast and accurate news bulletins.
Mr Malone said: “The Radio Internship Program is a very important part of our strategy to draw from the widest possible range of candidates so that we are proactively being inclusive and diverse in our recruitment, and best representing the communities in which we broadcast.”
Applications for the first intake close February 6.
To apply, click on your preferred radio station below: