DW Internship opportunity for community broadcasters - Bonn (Germany)

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 27th April 2018

Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, is excited to be able to advertise this year’s paid DW/CBAA Mike Thompson/Clare Atkinson internships for community radio and online journalists.

Successful applicants will work in our multimedia news room in Bonn, Germany. They will begin with a three-month paid internship, which might lead to a longer contract or freelance work at Deutsche Welle.

DW will pay one return airfare from Australia to Germany and will help with the paper work and finding accommodation if needed. The monthly payment of 1,430 Euros will allow a student lifestyle in Bonn, right in the centre of Europe.

Interns will start in our English language online newsroom. If everything works out well for both sides, DW will help organising further experiences at different DW departments, including DW TV in Berlin.

Interns’ tasks in the newsroom will include:
  • identifying relevant world news developments for coverage on DW.com with a special focus on German and European topics for an international audience
  • speed writing of news articles for the internet based on news agency material and social media content
  • producing news content and headlines in accordance with Search Engine Optimization requirements
  • understanding of criteria for distribution of content via social media platforms
  • Tweeting news and posting content to relevant social media platforms
  • copy editing English language news articles for publication
  • page layout
  • providing input for in-depth reporting and field reporter stories, especially on topics related to Germany
  • Production of multimedia content: basic video editing, developing infographics
  • university degree
  • commitment to community broadcasting
  • applicants must be native English speakers
  • have good German language skills
  • experience working in a newsroom with a high content turnover and time pressure
  • work experience in print/online newswriting
  • work experience on radio, using video
  • sound knowledge of international politics, especially European issues
  • experience using social media for journalistic purposes
  • solid understanding of international media and how to cover stories for a global audience
  • good technical foundation for learning to deal with browser-based journalism tools and content management systems
  • ability and willingness to work night shifts
  • creativity and initiative
  • ability to work in a team
Deutsche Welle offers our special interns a multinational work environment at DW headquarters in Bonn and
  • exposure to international stories
  • on the job training on latest journalistic software
  • references from a highly respected international broadcaster
  • chance to get a longer contract or freelance work at Deutsche Welle

Please send applications, CVs, copies of university degrees, references and a variety of work samples (USB, CD, DVD, print) to the CBAA. Emailed applications and work samples will not be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview with DW and CBAA representatives in Australia. They will also have to pass a German language test and an online journalism test.

If you have any questions about the internship or the application process, please call Esther Blank : 02 9665 9202

Deadline for application: 17 September, 2018

Please address applications to:

DW Internships


PO Box 564

Alexandria NSW 1435

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