In a major opportunity for an emerging broadcast professional, AFTRS, the national screen and broadcast school, and Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) have announced ‘The Hubble Talent Academy’ Graduation Internship Award.
Confirmed for an initial three years, the Award will support one talented graduate of the AFTRS’ Graduate Diploma in Radio course. The winner of the Award will be given six weeks, full time, paid employment at a regional radio station.
The Award is open to on-air and off-air radio and podcasting roles and the recipient will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience with an SCA station or affiliate.
The Award is part of Hubble, SCA’s talent development unit which formalises the discovery and cultivation of new broadcast talent.
Fyona Smith, Head of Radio at AFTRS, said: “This internship with Australia’s leading commercial broadcast network is a fantastic opportunity. AFTRS is thrilled to be working with Southern Cross Austereo to offer one of our students such an important career break.”
Adrian Brine, Head of Talent Development at SCA said: “We are thrilled to open up this development opportunity through Hubble. The calibre of AFTRS radio graduates is the best in the country and this internship should provide a mutual learning experience that will no doubt benefit both parties.”
Applications are open now for current students of the 2019 Graduate Diploma in Radio and the winner will be announced in October.
Hubble is SCA’s talent development unit whose purpose is to uncover, assess, nurture and progress talent through the company, providing SCA listeners with the most compelling content across on-air, digital, social and podcast platforms.
Hubble not only represents the unit team and their process of Discover, Document, Develop and Deploy, but also extends to a new search software platform, ensuring there is an abundance of talent at SCA’s fingertips for continual growth.
AFTRS Graduate Diploma Radio
A high level, intensive, hands-on course for upcoming on-air and behind the scenes broadcasters. Delivered as either one-year full time or two-years part time. The course includes student collaboration to deliver four major live broadcasts.