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Call for Sydney Writers' Festival 'Media Hub' Interns


22 April 2013

Are you a third-year Media, Creative Writing or English student looking to gain hands-on writing experience at Australia's largest annual literary festival?

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is on the lookout for a team of talented interns to assist at the Sydney Writers' Festival (SWF) 'Media Hub' from Monday 20 - Sunday 26 May 2013.

The 'Media Hub' is an exciting new initiative as part of the faculty's renewed partnership with the SWF in 2013. Media Hub interns will assist in creating an array of dynamic media content, based in the heart of the action at the Walsh Bay Precinct across the Festival program.

This is your chance to write reviews of faculty-affiliated SWF events, interview internationally renowned authors and guest speakers for blogs and news stories, as well as generate social media content such as live Tweets and Instagram posts from the humming festival site.

As this placement will also include taking photos/videos at Festival events, photography, camera and editing skills would be an advantage.

There are also opportunities for the right candidate to manage podcasting duties, which will involve editing a variety of podcasts from events across the festival program. These podcasts will then be loaded onto the Festival's official website (by employees at SWF), so if sound recording and editing is your thing, please be sure to apply!

Interns would ideally be available across the entire SWF program, particularly from Thursday 23 through to Sunday 26 May.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build your portfolio by getting published and gaining hands-on writing experience at one of Australia's premier cultural events.

To check out more about the University's SWF involvement, please visit our micro-site.

To be considered for this role, email your CV and two samples of your published work by Friday 3rd May to Kate Mayor - kate.mayor@sydney.edu.au

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Contact: Kate Mayor

Phone: 02 9351 2208; 0434 561 056

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