Media Super Scholarship with Seven

Congratulations to the inaugural winner of the Media Super Scholarship with Seven, Amy Clements, from the University of Melbourne.

Media Super CEO Graeme Russell says: “As the industry’s own super fund, we’re committed to working with industry partners to create new opportunities for emerging talent, like Amy Clements. We’re delighted to partner with Seven to give Amy the chance to gain experience behind the scenes of some of Australia’s most popular news programs. We’re sure that our members appreciate the benefit of our modest investment in helping to build a stronger media in Australia.”

 

This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring journalist aged 28 years or under to develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to bring the news to air with a leading broadcaster. This twelve-week scholarship will be broken down into selected placements across the network including with Seven’s Newsrooms, behind the scenes with popular breakfast show Sunrise, alongside the news team on The Latest—Seven’s nightly news bulletin— and fine-tuning your digital skills with 7digital. You’ll develop a broad understanding of newsroom and production processes and requirements, and as a member of the team you will be encouraged to share your ideas, skills and knowledge.

Thanks to funding from Media Super the scholarship recipient will receive a stipend of $10,000 to cover living expenses for the duration of the scholarship.

2019 applications have closed. The winner will be announced at the Mid-Year Celebration on June 26.

The prize

This twelve-week opportunity will be broken down into selected placements across the network including with Seven’s Newsrooms, behind the scenes with popular breakfast show Sunrise, alongside the news team on The Latest—Seven’s nightly news bulletin— and fine-tuning your digital skills with 7digital. You’ll develop a broad understanding of newsroom and production processes and requirements, and as a member of the team you will be encouraged to share your ideas, skills and knowledge.

Application fee

There is no application fee to the Media Super Scholarship.

The successful applicant will have:

  • a demonstrated passion for journalism across broadcast and digital
  • an excellent academic record
  • excellent presentation, research and writing skills
  • knowledge of and familiarity with Microsoft Office, G Suite and digital publishing programs
  • the ability to work in a busy environment
  • written and spoken proficiency in English
  • the ability to work to deadline
  • a positive, willing and adaptable approach to the role at all times

Find the full selection criteria here.

Submission material

All applicants are required to submit the following material with their application:

  • 1 x copy of their academic transcript
  • 1 x copy of a current CV (including details of a personal and a professional referee)
  • 3 x examples of their best work
  • Summary of relevant skills, contacts and experience that would benefit Seven.

In the application form, you will also be asked questions about why you are applying and what you hope to receive from this opportunity. You will be able to save your progress as you go along.

Terms and conditions

Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia aged 28 years or under. They must also be enrolled either in journalism or communications studies at an Australian university or be a recent graduate.

Shortlisted applicants must be available to be interviewed in person or via video conference by the judging panel in early June 2019. The applicant must also be available to undertake the 12-week scholarship in Sydney from end of August to October in the application year.

Please read the full terms and conditions here.