Deutsche Welle’s newly-designed traineeship takes you around the world in just 18 months. Internships with the English and German editorial departments give you a chance to look into economic and cultural issues as well as news and sports. You’ll also be active in at least one of DW’s other broadcast language departments such as the Chinese, Farsi or Spanish department, and support them according to your language skills. Regardless of the language, you’re working in you’ll be part of the editorial teams right from day one, writing and producing reports and conducting interviews for television, radio and online.
At the core of the training is a total of six months of theory and practice-oriented seminar blocks looking at everything from journalism basics and live reports to data-driven journalism and mobile reporting. Multimedia is not just a buzzword at DW – it’s how we work. And it’ll be the way you work, too – in seminars, editorial departments and your final project. By the end of the traineeship, you’ll be an expert in multimedia storytelling.
DW is looking for young people from all over the world interested in a comprehensive, exceptional quality journalism program with an international broadcaster. Candidates should have journalism experience or be passionate about switching to journalism from technology/IT, economics or the sciences. We are looking for open-minded people full of creative ideas. The program covers the range of skills a journalist of the future needs: TV moderation, multimedia storytelling, data journalism, social media and virtual reality – in seminars, workshops and of course the DW editorial offices and our correspondent bureaux in Washington, Moscow and Brussels. DW trainees are involved in long-term innovative, international projects and have been honored in past years with the CNN Journalism Award and the Grimme Prize.
• 18 months
• trainee salary
• international broadcaster in 30 languages
• crossmedia: TV, online and radio
• six months of seminar blocks
• internships in Berlin and Bonn
• placement with DW foreign bureau
• international multimedia projects
• well-known media trainers
For the bilingual DW traineeship DW is looking for:
• English native speakers with a good working knowledge of German
• German native speakers with an excellent working knowledge of English
• Native speakers of another DW program language (specifically Turkish, Russian, Farsi, Kiswahili and Hausa) with a good, working knowledge of both English and German.
Candidates must also have completed a university or college degree or apprenticeship.
Deadline: 29 January, 2018
Visit the DW Journalism Traineeship page for more details