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Fairfax opens doors to 20 new cadets

Fairfax Media will welcome 20 trainee journalists to its ranks in the company’s largest cadet intake in years. Several roles will be made available within the newsrooms of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Canberra Times, The Australian Financial Review, Brisbane Times and WAtoday. During the 12 month term, trainees will receive formal and...

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Fairfax Media will welcome 20 trainee journalists to its ranks in the company’s largest cadet intake in years.

Several roles will be made available within the newsrooms of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Canberra Times, The Australian Financial Review, Brisbane Times and WAtoday. During the 12 month term, trainees will receive formal and informal training to develop their reporting, editing and production skills across all platforms.

Managing director of Australian Metro Publishing, Chris Janz, said: “This is a significant investment in our next-generation newsrooms. Recruiting trainees is a demonstration of our long-term commitment to producing quality, independent journalism and our strong desire to grow and to tell the stories that matter in the communities we serve.”

Group executive editor for Australian Metro Publishing, James Chessell, said the company was looking for highly motivated self-starters who were committed to a career in journalism.

“This is a great opportunity for budding journalists wanting to work in Australia’s best newsrooms. We are serious about having world-class newsrooms and there are significant opportunities for mastheads focused on quality such as the Herald and The Age”.

The diverse nature of audiences and their news media consumption means Fairfax is looking to hire trainees from a variety of different backgrounds and educational qualifications.

An ability to meet key editorial objectives of breaking news and producing quality, agenda-setting journalism will be a key selection criteria.

Applications are currently open, closing on 15 June. Click here to find out more.

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