Fairfax Media Journalism Intern applications about to close

03 Aug 2010

Applications for the next crop of Fairfax Media journalism interns close at 12 noon on Friday (August 6).

After that, all applications will be assessed and applicants advised if they need to attend a two-hour writing, general knowledge, spelling and grammar and numeracy test at various locations around the country on Saturday, August 28.

Fairfax Media editorial development manager Clive Lind said all applicants will be contacted by the end of next week (August 13) if they need to sit the test or not. If they receive no notification, they should contact him at clive.lind@fairfaxmedia.co.nz.

Some applicants had asked if the online application form had to be handwritten. This was not the case, he said. The various details should be typed in, although scanned, handwritten applications will be accepted.

This is the fifth year that Fairfax has offered internships, and the company is seeking keen interns to undergo training in 2011 at one of five leading journalism schools, after which they would join publications or websites of their choice.

Applications opened on Monday, July 5.
Fairfax Media’s journalism intern scheme began in 2006, and more than 50 interns have been selected in that time.

The application form is available at http://www.fairfaxnz.co.nz/careers/internscheme.html

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