Backchat Reporters Wanted!

July 31st 2018

Do you keep up to date with the news? Are you a politics buff? Do you want to develop your reporting skills? Backchat is on the hunt for new volunteer reporters.

ABOUT BACKCHAT

Backchat is FBi Radio’s news, politics and current affairs show, broadcast on Saturday mornings. We’ve got interviews, music and political discussions, and now we’re looking for reporters to produce radio packages. We’re after stories that connect with young people, that have been under-covered by the media, and from underrepresented communities/perspectives.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR REPORTERS WHO ARE:
  • Hungry to make stories
  • Crazy about news and politics
  • Comfortable talking to and listening to people
  • Looking for a challenge, to learn new skills and gain resume experience
  • Able to commit for at least 6 months, and produce 4-8 stories
Some radio and/or journalism experience is ideal but not essential. If you’ve got good ideas and are keen to learn the ropes we encourage you to apply.

 

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:
  • Pitching stories to the Executive Producer
  • Writing and recording radio packages
  • Editing your packages using audio-editing programs
  • Conducting interviews
  • Researching stories and issues
  • Attending protests, talks and newsworthy events
If you need to build one or more of the above skills, we can provide training to fill skill gaps.

 

HOW TO APPLY: 
Email natalie.s@fbiradio.com with your resume and cover letter. Your letter should include:
  • Full name + contact details
  • A bit about yourself and what you do
  • Previous experience in radio, journalism, news and/or politics (if any)
  • Why you want to volunteer at Backchat
  • An idea for a story you think is suitable for Backchat and who you would speak to for it

 

Applications close at midnight on Monday 20th August.   
We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and people with disabilities.

 

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