Deutsche Welle is the only broadcaster in Germany that offers a bilingual journalism traineeship. The German-English training program prepares young journalists for a career in international multimedia reporting for online and television. At the core are the practice-oriented seminar blocks held in English and German. These blocks make up one third of the overall training program.
The new traineeship gets underway in September 2017. Applications are being accepted from January 2 until February 22, 2017. Deutsche Welle is looking for young journalists with excellent English and German language skills. Young candidates need to be open-minded and have initial journalistic experience.
Deutsche Welle (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.
For the bilingual DW traineeship we are 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 with a good, working knowledge of both English and German.
Candidates must also have completed a university or college degree or apprenticeship.
DW journalism traineeship
• 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