Deutsche Welle traineeship

Sector: Media
Type: Programme
Location: Germany
Deadline: Finished
Organiser: Other

This is a traineeship programme for creative minds who reflect the language and cultural diversity and who have something to say. Candidates should have journalism experience or be passionate about switching to journalism from law, economics, the sciences or technology/IT. During 18 months you will gain hands-on experience in TV, online and radio, explore journalism trends of the future, and develop your own innovative content. The programme will cover your salary and expenses for travel to the foreign bureaus. 

This is one of the most prestigious journalism traineeship programme in Europe. Deutsche Welle is an international broadcaster producing multimedia in-depth content in 30 languages worldwide.
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What do I get?
  • Acquisition of journalism skills
  • Seminars on all relevant journalism topics, conducted by renowned trainers
  • Placements with various Deutsche Welle editorial departments in Bonn and Berlin as well as in one of the foreign bureaus in Brussels, Washington, or Moscow
  • Introduction to producing your own content for TV, radio, or online formats, from generating ideas to technical production
  • Technical know-how for TV, radio, and online
  • Trainee’s salary
  • After traineeship completion, prospect of ongoing contract working for Deutsche Welle worldwide
Can I apply?
To apply for this opportunity you need to:
  • Be a native speaker of one of 30 DW's languages with excellent English and good German language skills
  • Complete university/college degree or apprenticeship (especially with a background in technology/IT, science, politics, economics, or law)
  • Have an initial journalistic experience and social media expertise
  • Have a creative mind
  • Be able to work under deadlines and as part of a team
What do I need to apply?
Completed online application form where you have to attach:
  • CV (in Europass format only) 
  • Cover letter
  • Photo
  • Up to three work samples
  • A scan of your passport and/ or residence/work permit if applicable
How do I apply?
Register on the online-platform and fill in the application. 
Good to know
  • Women are encouraged to apply. 
  • Qualified applicants with severe disabilities will be given special consideration.
  • The traineeship gets underway on 1 January 2023 at Deutsche Welle broadcasting centers in Bonn and Berlin. 

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