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Jni Announces Fellowships Opportunity for Aspiring Journalists in Australia

Key Information

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must have a right to work in Australia
    • Applicants must be aged 30 years and under at the time of application
    • Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
    • Essential
      • A demonstrated passion for journalism
      • Excellent presentation, research and writing skills
      • The ability to spot a newsworthy yarn
      • Experience in interviewing people in researching for stories
      • Experience in pitching stories and ideas on presentation of stories
      • The ability to be part of a collaborative, busy environment
      • Written and spoken proficiency in English
      • The ability to work to a deadline
      • A positive, willing and adaptable approach to the role at all times
  • Funding amount: $1000 to $10,000
  • Type of funding: Fellowships
  • Target countries: Australia
  • Application languages: English

The Walkely Foundation is inviting proposals from aspiring journalists for its JNI Opportunity Fellowships to develop their newsroom experience with a leading news provider.


The fellowship will give talented early-career journalists and individuals from diverse backgrounds wanting to enter the profession the chance to develop their journalism careers through an opportunity to work in a newsroom, build connections, and undertake substantive reporting at the host organisation’s direction.


The twelve-week fellowships will take place in three cities:

  • One fellowship will take place at Nine Melbourne with the recipient gaining experience across 9News, The Age and 3AW.
  • One fellowship will take place in Sydney at Guardian Australia.
  • One fellowship will take place in Brisbane at Ten News First and The Courier-Mail.


  • Recipients will receive a stipend of $10,000 to cover living expenses, such as travel & accommodation, for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Newsrooms will provide the recipients with support and guidance, including an experienced journalist to mentor them throughout the duration of the fellowship.


Find out more and apply

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing


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