Cadet Journalist

McPherson Media Group
Shepparton & Goulburn Valley
Advertising, Arts & Media
Journalism & Writing
Full time
Posted 22d ago

McPherson Media Group (MMG) is a successful and innovative news provider based in northern Victoria. In addition to 12 newspapers and associated websites, MMG has expert and specialist teams in custom publishing, digital marketing, event management and national publications. 

We are looking for a Cadet Journalist to join the MMG editorial team.

The role offers a great opportunity for university graduates to jump-start their career in media and hone their journalistic skills under the friendly guidance of experienced, senior journalists. 

The right candidate will learn to cover a variety of rounds and topics and become proficient in multiple reporting styles and forms. The cadet will produce news stories and features as well as breaking news online, take professional photos, create podcasts and video content and grow proficient in the use of social media. 

Most importantly, they will become an integral part of our community, create genuine relationships with its members and deliver important stories to our readers. 

Candidates will need to show exceptional written and verbal communication, the ability to build networks quickly and the confidence to develop their own stories. A strong work ethic, excellent time management and the ability to deal with deadline pressure, and well-developed research and writing skills are also a must. A valid driver’s licence and willingness to work flexible hours including weekends, evenings and public holidays are essential. 

If you would like to join our team, please submit your resume (including links to your work), together with a cover letter via by Sunday, November 29. If you have any queries or would like to discuss the position further, contact our People & Culture department on (03) 5820 3209.


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  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
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