NewsLifeMedia 8-week Internships

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THE DETAILS

NewsLifeMedia, the lifestyle publishing arm of News Limited, is offering an eight week internship program during which you can work with super brands like taste.com.au, news.com.au, kidspot.com.au, body+soul, Vogue Australia, GQ Australia, Sunday Style, Country Style and delicious, to name a few.

Placements will be in the marketing, advertising, editorial, circulation and design departments.

ABOUT YOU

You’re a final-year tertiary student from
a Media, Communications, Advertising, Design or Business-related degree (you must be enrolled in a course relevant to the field you are applying for).

You have an excellent academic record. You’re an enthusiastic self-starter and team player.
You’re a strong communicator with a capacity to understand business strategy. You have a passion for communicating with your audience.
You’re active in social media.

DATES

Monday May 6 to Friday June 28, 2013, two days per week. Days are flexible depending on your existing work and study commitments.

SUBMISSIONS

Please send us your answer + ONE other document (in Word or PDF format) that includes your CV, a copy of your year 12 results (UAI or equivalent), a current academic transcript (an unofficial version is acceptable) and, in order of preference, a list of the two departments you would most like to get experience in.

DEADLINE

Send your applications to nlminternships@news.com.au by 9am, Monday April 8, 2013.

NEXT STEPS

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday April 12, 2013. Interviews will be held at the NewsLifeMedia offices in Alexandria on Tuesday April 16, 2013.

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Successful Intern: Brendan Lucas

Brendan Lucas is a 21-year-old journalist who recently graduated from La Trobe University. He’s been working as an Editorial Assistant at metropolitan newspaper, The Herald Sun, since December last year but before he scored his dream job, Brendan was an intern at the newspaper.

Find out about how Brendan’s “hard-work, perserverance and  unwavering initiative” granted him the opportunity to work in an industry that has gone through many changes within the past 12 months. 

The Basics

0f719f70fda1e19afec19ee7078c4ec2Brendan Lucas, 21-years-old, completed a Bachelor of Journalism at La Trobe University last October.

Dream job?

Close to it. I could not be more grateful for my first job out of university knowing how hard it is to break into the industry at this time.

Tell us about your previous internship experiences

Some of my previous experiences have included being a reporter for AFL Victoria (2011/2012) covering the VFL for two years, writing articles, going to games, attending press conferences and interviewing players and coaches. This included publishing my written work and photography on the VFL website, in the AFL Victoria Record and Leader Newspapers.

I also worked as a commentator for vfl.com.au and the U/14 and U/15 Division 2 Metro Championship Grand Finals. In addition, I co-hosted a drive radio program on 88.6 Plenty Valley FM for more than two years (2010-2012). I was responsible for creating the shows content and format, interviewing and presenting on air and participating in a number of outside broadcasts at festivals around Melbourne.

You interned at The Herald Sun last year, tell us about that and what you did on a daily/weekly basis

My interning involved undertaking a variety of roles. From the outset I was responsible for doing the daily vox pop, monitoring the news, assisting senior journalists, pitching and writing my own stories, answering phone calls and heading out to press conferences.

I also learnt how to use a number of new media programs which has expanded my technical skills base. Furthermore, I assisted the sports department in addition to the news department performing similar duties. In sport this included weekly article contributions to Statewide Sport – a two-page spread on country football each week.

What was it like being published for the first time with a story you wrote? 

Being published for the first time in a major newspaper such as the Herald Sun is a great rush. There is nothing like seeing your byline after all the hard work you have put in.

I remember my first story very well and have still kept a copy. It was my first day interning and I was sent out to cover the St Kilda Festival by my chief of staff. I was quite nervous having been given so much independence to find an angle and to uncover the stories of the day. However, I took it in my stride knowing I had the ability to utilise all my theoretical journalistic skills I had gathered at university by putting them into practice.

How did your job as an Editorial Assistant at The Herald Sun come about? 

It all comes from hard-work, perseverance and unwavering initiative. You have to be willing to make sacrifices if you want to make it in this industry – and that is exactly what I did.

After interning for roughly two days of the week for the majority of 2012 to the Herald Sun and after discussions with a number of people I realised there were no job openings upon finishing university. I still threw my name in the ring to be considered if anyone left. Fortunately, with a bit of right place, right time, a month after I graduated I received a call and was asked to come in for a job interview.

Before I knew it I was employed and starting work the next week in December 2012. Because most positions are internally filtered I felt my report with a number of colleagues worked to my advantage. My advice to anyone would be to keep smiling, persevering and getting to know EVERYONE; you never know what might happen.

How important is social and online media in today’s media landscape? 

Social and online media are very much intertwined these days. A lot of news now comes from mediums such as Twitter due to how the immediacy of the information is transforming the way newsrooms operate – particularly online.

Social media provides a great promotional tool for online media that can be used quite effectively as a cheap, engaging strategy. Consumer demand is also growing, which is in turn putting pressure on how these newsrooms meet their customer needs through this medium. Some even see online media, particularly online citizen journalism, as a threat to mainstream media’s diversification.

However I believe it is an important challenge in the coming years for organisations that are transitioning from print to online. They essentially have to find a way for their journalism to be financially sustainable and have unique offerings compared to its competitors, while still retaining accountability, accuracy and credibility within the pace of the news cycle. Sustainability online is the key.

What was the most important thing you learnt during your time as an intern? 

One of the most important things I learnt is to always back yourself. Sometimes you will falter, but if you show initiative to pitch stories and help out you will make the most of your opportunities. You will not if you do not try. By doing this you will learn where to draw the line in the sand.

I found an ethical issue I encountered during my time interning also provided a great learning curve for me. By communicating with other senior journalists I was able to uncover the appropriate course of action, while still leaving me with the final decision to make.

Brendan shares his advice for aspiring journalists

Advice can be hard to give, because for many young aspiring journalists the contexts are different

Generally speaking though developing an innate curiosity is the key – it is the groundwork trait for all good journalists – it highlights their hunger and willingness to succeed. Positivity and enthusiasm also go hand in hand. Without it things can seem tough when trying to envisage that ‘big break’ one day. But by showing these assets you are demonstrating to potential employers that you are willing to do anything and everything with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

People want to work with enthusiastic people – it is contagious. Initiative, perseverance and dedication are also key. Bluntly, if you do not have these you will be found out. Nothing comes without hard work. Many work experience/internship opportunities are what you make of them.

Finally, networking. This is essential for any budding journalists trying to get a foot in the door. Make friends with everyone and get to know as many people as possible. Persist with internship opportunities and gain a variety of valuable contacts that recognise your work ethic and could be sought after for potential job prospects in the future.

You can follow Brendan and The Herald Sun on Twitter. 

If you’re in Melbourne My Interning Life will be holding a catch-up event on Monday 15th of April at The Honey Bar from 6:30pm until 9pm. 

Interns and industry professionals are all welcome. Remi, Isobel and myself will all be attending and ready to answer any questions you may have. You can RSVP to the #MILevent on Eventbrite. Hope to see you there! 


My Interning Life: Contributors

Hi Interns,

Please welcome to the My Interning Life team Remi and Isobel who will be contributing to the website, social media pages and the upcoming MIL event.

I’m really excited about how well My Interning Life is going so I need all the help that I can get! You might remember Remi who was my very first featured intern on this blog and Isobel who moved to Sydney to intern.

About Remi

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@remikins Assistant Victorian State Manager for Live Below the Line.  In my final year of PR at RMIT, I’m a lover of good food, cheap cocktails and cute dresses.

“You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  You’re on your own.  And you know what you know.  And you are the one who’ll decide where to go…” – Dr. Seuss

Previously a coffee girl at Glamourflage Cosmetics, Milkk, Style Counsel, and now, The Oaktree Foundation.

Dream job? Somewhere I can use my PR prowess and fabulous communication skills to make a positive contribution to society.

About Isobel

296845_10150854865005294_532365293_21310454_1319469924_n@isobelloschiavo Currently an intern at Ogilvy and Flourish PR. I am also about to enter my final year of PR at RMIT. I am a social media junkie, self-confessed Kardashian expert, iPhone dependent, shopaholic with an addiction to coffee and dreams of living in NYC. Follow me on Instagram @isobelloschiavo.
“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.”
Previously an intern at Burson-Marsteller and law student at VU, I now spend my days as a counter girl at a retail job in between interning.
Dream job? PR at NBC in New York City.

Intern Profile: Anne McGaffigan

 
All I can say about this weeks featured intern is WOW. 
 
Anne McGaffigan is a Pace University student at their New York City campus and she is a super intern. She’s currently interning at a match making events company but she’s also interned at Cosmopolitan Magazine, Staff International, Massey Knakal and for designer John Varvatos. 
 
 
The Basics
headshotFull Name: Anne McGaffigan
Age: 20
University: Pace University – NYC campus
Expected Graduation: May 2014
Dream job? 
My dream job is to be CEO of a major public relations firm in the fashion industry such as KCD Worldwide or even my own firm. In order for that to happen, I hope to be director of public relations for several fashion designers after college graduation.
Tell us about your previous intern experiences
My first internship was with a show room in NYC called Staff International. I worked directly with the Vice President of Communications for the labels Maison Martin Margiela and DSQUARED2. My daily tasks included sample trafficking, show room merchandising, checking editorials for credits, and at the end of my internship my supervisor taught me how to write a press release. I loved this internship because I worked at the same desk as my superiors and I was able to see the day to day tasks that a show room and PR department complete. While I was at Staff International I also worked on a bridal fashion show for Anne Bowen where I created the design of the invitations, confirmed RSVPs, prepared seating charts, and made sure everyone entering the show was on the guest list. During this time I also interned at a theater company in their wardrobe department.
Next, I interned for Cosmopolitan Magazine in the fashion department. Cosmo was really great for many reasons. My main responsibilities included checking in/out samples, organizing two closets full of designer clothing and accessories, and assisting on photo shoots.
After Cosmopolitan, I interned at a real estate firm called Massey Knakal. I was once again in the PR department and I genuinely loved every second of it! My supervisor was an incredible mentor and she really guided me through every task. At Massey Knakal I wrote and posted press releases, assisted with a press conference, checked editorials for clips, routinely updated press contact lists, drafted weekly PR blasts, and posted on the company’s blog. I really enjoyed Massey Knakal because it seemed like they valued their interns and wanted to make them feel part of the company culture.
After Massey Knakal, I interned with fashion designer John Varvatos. At John Varvatos I was a Special Events and Marketing Intern. I updated guest lists for events, sent out invitations to celebrities, chose photos of sponsor products for marketing projects, and assisted at the VIP fashion week party – Which was an amazing experience!
What was your favourite task while interning at Cosmopolitan Magazine? 
My favorite moment at Cosmo Mag was definitely assisting on photo shoots. We would have one or two feature shoots every two weeks and it was very exciting! I would set up for the shoot, lay out accessories and garments, and basically assist in any other ways possible. The shoots were in rented out penthouses in Manhattan and they were absolutely beautiful. It was incredible to be able to see the way the photos in a magazine come together. Then when you get to look in that month’s magazine and you see the picture that you helped make happen…It’s a really great feeling!
You’re currently interning at a NYC Match Making events company – tell us about what you do there
Currently I intern at a matchmaking and events company called Sunday at Noon. So far, I have had a great experience! I have a lot of hands-on assignments like competitive analysis, writing press releases, and the big project that I am working on is the creation of a promotional video for the website. I work in the same space as the CEO and associates so I get to see exactly what being a matchmaker is like. I hear her talk about dating, what to do, what not to do, love, and life. I’ve definitely absorbed some great advice already! I also start a second internship next week with a company called Urban Daddy which is a lifestyle website providing people with the best places to go and things to buy. They also are known for throwing large-scale promotional parties. I will be working on Special Events and Projects.
How do you juggle interning, attending university and having a social life? 
In NYC, the intern industry can be insane! Everyone in the city is driven, hard working, and talented so it can be a real challenge to define your competitive edge. Sometimes whether you get an internship comes down to your availability because there are so many great interns here looking for amazing opportunities to break into an industry.
Juggling two internships, a full time course load, and being class president is no easy task! It can be difficult in terms of scheduling personal appointments and meetings because I am busy from 9am to 9pm every day, and then on weekends I typically do a week’s worth of homework. I make sure I take a few hours out of my week to write and meditate. It’s important to schedule some me-time into your life so that you can really appreciate everything that you have and remember why you work so hard. I also love yoga and working out to relieve stress. Staying organized is a key factor in maintaining success when you are doing a lot of different things. I write everything down in an old-fashioned agenda even though I own an iPhone.
Tell us about your blog, ‘The PR Intern’
It is www.nycprintern.com and you will find posts about my current internships as well as my personal thoughts about intern life. I have posts about NYC fashion week, interview attire, and the controversial topic of unpaid internships. I would love for you to take a look.
How beneficial is social media such as Twitter and LinkedIn when it comes to finding internships? 
Twitter is a great tool for networking because you can connect with millions of people across the globe. Personally, I do not use Twitter for my business life but I love LinkedIn! I like to keep my Twitter and Facebook private so that I can “socialize” with my friends without it reflecting on me professionally. I heard a great speaker once say, “Myspace is the bar, Facebook is the backyard barbecue, and LinkedIn is the office.”
My advice is that if you’re just starting out, don’t get discouraged if you don’t get a call for an interview right away. Finding a good internship takes a lot of patience and persistence. Also, don’t forget to network at your internship. Your supervisors are great connections to have, but if you are at a larger company, remember to always be friendly and nice to the other employees in different departments. You never know if they can help you out (or vice versa) in the future. After all, the more people you know, the more opportunities you will have.
If you want to find out more about Anne and her experience as an intern, check out her blog The PR Intern or connect with Anne on LinkedIn

Intern Profile: Stephanie Hume

Today on My Interning Life, Master of Communications student, Stephanie Hume, says that persistence, hard work and self-belief are key to having success while undertaking internships.  

The basics: 

aMy name is Stephanie Hume, 23, and I’m studying a Master of Communication at RMIT and expect to graduate this year.

Dream job? 

That’s a tough one as I feel I change my mind constantly, as new avenues from things I read and hear about always inspire me. However, I think it’s wise to have a few ideas and to be flexible at the same time.

Nonetheless, I’d love to get some experience in an agency such as Ogilvy or Edelman and then work in the marketing department of the NGV or the theatre’s of London or New York or even for film production companies like The Weinstein Company. It’s really quite endless. That’s what I love about PR I have so many ideas and industries I want to pursue.

Tell us about your internship experiences

My first break was at Mango Communications, which is part of the DDB network. After un-enrolling from a post-grad course that really wasn’t my thing I rang up Mango that exact same day and asked if they offered internships.

Coincidentally they needed one week to fill as their current intern was going to be away. I believe this moment was the universe extending me a slice of opportunity pie.

My week there was a dream. I was exposed to a bunch of hard-working, talented and friendly individuals and given real responsibility to coordinate coverage with the media for their client, Disney.

After getting into my course mid-year I finally found motivation to pursue internship opportunities elsewhere. I have been fortunate enough to spend a week at CHE Proximity part of Clemenger, three months at The United Nations Global Cities Programme and just before Christmas I spent a month full time at Red Agency’s Melbourne office.

It’s been an amazing 6 months and I’m still excited about what 2013 will hold.

Tell us about the the ripe and what you do

The Ripe is a music website started by Huw Nolan and Tom Pitney. It was launched last February and is supported by writers, photographers, videographers and editors. We review band’s work and provide media coverage of festivals and concerts in Melbourne. It’s been a great tool for us all young to contribute to our portfolio and we’ve also become really great friends too.

I am one of their writers and also do PR work for them on the side. It’s enabled me to keep up my writing and as there are talented writers onboard it keeps me motivated to constantly improve and find original ways of expressing myself.

It’s our first birthday this February 14th at The Workers Club. We’ve locked in City Calm Down, Collarbones and Panama to play there. It’s going to be so much fun. I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved in such a short time.

What has been the most important lesson you learnt while interning? 

Persistence, hard work and self-belief are the three big things for me. There are times when I was overwhelmed with how much work I was given. I just had to breathe in and acknowledge that being nervous or unsure of myself was what happened to everyone in new experiences and when you are constantly thrown into new experiences it happens more often. There really is no reason why anyone should be self-doubting as we are capable of pretty amazing things.

Persistence pays off in bucket loads too. At one of my internships I spent most of my time developing a media report and had to call up pretty much every media outlet in the country for information the client needed. Its enormity was overwhelming but I just kept on putting on a brave face and calling those numbers and people eventually got back to me and I even formed a few relationships in the process. Persistence and hard work cannot be substituted.

What do you like to do in your spare time? 

Giving myself space is key and researching new music to review is a good distress. I do love spending time with my parents too. My favourite thing to do during semester is staying in on Saturday night and having dinner with them and then watching a movie. Bliss. Other than that I love reading and seeing my friends. Looking after my health is a big thing and the only way I get through how much I put on my plate. I can’t take big nights out anymore.

How do you juggle interning, course work, paid work, and having a life? 

Last semester all I did was uni work, interning and saw my family and added socialising in sometimes if I had the chance.

I did an Arts degree at The University of Melbourne before my Masters and didn’t put as much of my heart into it. I’m being a massive nerd but I am absolutely loving it all and the opportunity to learn again. Plus my course only goes for a year and a half so I’m happy to make sacrifices now if it means I have a better chance of securing a job on graduating.

Stephanie shares her advice

It really is a no brainer. Do as much as you can. Email, call them up, search places online that are of interest and just put yourself out there for an internship, a week’s work experience, or even to meet up for a coffee to discuss their role.

You can’t expect a potential employer to give you a shot if you merely have a university degree. Experience in the industry is just as much an indicator of dedication to a career as it is a catalyst for personal growth.

It’s just a matter of starting somewhere. I’ve emailed places or called them before and received a stern ‘no’. But you can’t get put off by ‘no’ from one, two or three people. You’ve got to put things in perspective and realise the bigger goals and aspirations you are trying to achieve to motivate yourself to keep on calling and emailing.

Make the most of it whilst you are at university too. As whilst I wasn’t enrolled at RMIT, despite my enthusiasm and people liking my writing they wouldn’t take me on as I wasn’t covered by insurance that your university will cover. And if you are lacking inspiration go onto Pinterest’s quote boards. My, the time I waste on there. Good Luck.

 
You can check out all of Stephanie’s work on The Ripe and connect with her on Twitter

Intern Profile: Jasmine Ceni

This week’s featured intern is Jasmine Ceni. Jasmine is an avid sports fan, focusing on all different types of sport all year round. 

Jasmine recently accepted an interning position with the Melbourne Victory Women’s team. Today she shares how she scored her internship by connecting with her future employer using professional networking site, LinkedIn. 

My Interning Life

The Basics

Jasmine Ceni, 20 years old. Currently completing a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Journalism and Public Relations at Deakin University.

Dream job?

Sports Journalist

How did you find out about your internship with W-League? 

I followed the communications officer of the Melbourne Victory W-League team on LinkedIn and he approached me with an interning opportunity which I took without hesitation. I always wanted to get into sports journalism however wasnt too sure about the W-League at first (I hadn’t watched a women’s football game ever before and wasnt sure what to expect) however I’m glad I took the opportunity. Women’s football has grown on me and will hopefully gain some more coverage in the future.

Is LinkedIn a useful tool for connecting with prospective employers and internships? 

Definitely. Within a week of joining LinkedIn I was offered the internship, I don’t believe I would have found the opportunity any other way.

Tell us about what you do on game days

I control The Football Sack’s Twitter account throughout the game – list teams, yellow and red cards, goals, substitutions and interact with fans as much as I can. I also complete a match report at the conclusion of the game and can (if I needed to) interview players and coaches at the end of the game.

How are you juggling your internship, uni and casual work? 

I work three days during the week, studying for my university trimester subjects on my days off and, intern on the weekend at Melbourne home games. It is a fair bit to juggle however I can’t complain too much as I’m very lucky to have the opportunity to do something I enjoy. As I only report on Melbourne home games there are weekends where I don’t have to intern which also makes it a little easier to catch up on uni work.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Not too much spare time on my hands at the moment but I’m a huge sports fan so usually watch or attend sporting games, spend time at the beach or catch up with friends.

Jasmine shares her advice:
Take any opportunity that comes your way because you’ll never know what you’ll get out of it. Join as many social networking sites as you can to build relationships with potential employers or workmates. Hard work always pays off in the end.

You can follow Jasmine and the Melbourne Victory W-League team on Twitter. You can also check out Jasmine’s articles on The Football Sack


My Interning Life: Ben Cuzzupe

Today on My Interning Life, Ben Cuzzupe tells us in his own words how he chose to chase his dreams over attending university classes. 

BY BEN CUZZUPE

My Interning Life Guest Post

This blog quite possibly could be the key to everything you ever dreamed of being.

Some of the advice within these pages can kick down doors that you’ve only ever seen before in your dreams.

However, you might not get that internship you’ve been after. It’s a very competitive world, so some have to prepare themselves for when it all doesn’t go to plan. But even then, your own hard work and creativity can come to the forefront.

Many of the suggestions previous interns have made, is that you start your own blog or creative outlet for your ideas. Bound For Glory is an example of what can happen when you stick to something instead of a traditional internship.

In March of this year I had begun my first year of university at La Trobe, and at this point I didn’t have my license, so two hours on that ride. With the help of a team like-minded journalism students, amateur football writers and bunch of other BigFooty forum-ites along for the ride, set up ‘Bound For Glory’, an AFL radio program on SYN FM out of RMIT over the summer.

One day, as we were planning our first episode to coincide with the season launch at the end of March, one the people on the show, who is an employee of the North Melbourne Football Club notified me of an event. (Some clubs media policies vary from the rigid and selective, to the open and carefree; and North Melbourne was one of the latter.)

He began to tell me about an Open Media Day that the club was having, where all of the players and the coaches would be gathered and I could pick openly from whom to speak to for our opening show, regardless of if I had fifty years or minutes of experience. It was the perfect opportunity, the one opening to get the show off the mark and pull a substantial audience for ten people broadcasting something out of the middle of nowhere, right off the bat.

The one flaw in the plan was that I didn’t own a recording device and the next day of university I had a tute that was critical to my marks for the semester. The thoughts dangled and wavered for a couple of days, but I stuck to Uni until I came to the day before the Open Media day.  It was either the Upfield train or the Heidelberg train or whatever people in the northern suburbs use to get from one place to another; and for some reason instead of ending up at Flinders Street so I could change to get on to the Sydenham line, it ended up at Melbourne Central.

The ultimatum rattled around in my head for the past couple of days, in which I decided to make a choice in the blink of an eye:
Go to my tute the next morning, in which I would be placed in groups for the most important assignment for my semester, or ditch the class and University for a year to go interview football players.

I’ll never claim divine intervention or it was the most resoundingly intellectual decision either; but I got off the train, walked into a shop on Little Lonsdale Street, haggled down the price for the digital recorder and made up my mind.
Defer from University for a year to run the radio show along with a talented but mostly untried team, and make some contacts in the industry.

What seemed to be one of the most utterly insane decisions that I had ever made in my life, in retrospect nine months later turned out to be the smartest one I ever made. That day I interviewed several players (Sam Wright, Todd Goldstein, Matt Campbell) and coach Brad Scott.

In the space of a week, our opening show went from looking to fill air time with awkward conversation, to having a lengthy interview with Age journalist and one of the most humble people I’ve ever met, Rohan Connolly, (who got out of bed quite early on a Saturday morning to hang around a recording studio riddled with faults and a bunch of caffeine addled students), Warney of DT TALK (fantasy football analyst) fame, St.Kilda star Nick Dal Santo and the other interviews I and one of the co-producers had collected on that day.

We added some others to our team of the course of the year and we managed to interview AFL, journalists, umpires, presidents, players and many other people from the TAC Cup and the VFL. Most importantly, we grew as a team and our writing, recording, presenting abilities and audience increased tenfold.

The bubbling chemistry that this team of talented, optimistic, honest, ballsy, funny and outright insane people grew again when one of us, Matt Marsden, decided to launch and run an independent news/ opinion site in July of this year.

We’re a decent chance for AFL media accreditation and sponsors next year too, but even if it doesn’t happen, we’ll just grow again because you can’t contain that sort of raw energy and enthusiasm that exists with the idealistic and driven.

In the age of the internet, the information and ideas are now democratized and everyone is an artist of some sort.  The old guard (newspapers, television, radio) are struggling to see that regular people with regular lives can create the same, if not better magic that’s created in professional environments.

I don’t want to be the editor of the Herald Sun, or rally against the system where a professional journalist have slaved their whole lives to create fantastic paid content. The whole point of this is to create interest in the job and profession, and to give nobodies a leg up and a beginning into this confusing and fast paced medium.

I hope to someday do a proper internship elsewhere, but for now, this is more than enough. Get online, get creativity and the rewards will come.

Ben Cuzzupe is the Executive Producer of @BoundForGloryFM and a contributor for the @BoundForGloryNews. You can also follow Ben on Twitter.