Truth Interns wanted

November 6th, 2012 at 12:17 pm by David Farrar

is looking for interns:

Are you a journalism/ media student facing a long summer break with nothing to do but mooch off mum and dad ?

We are looking for two interns to help out at the Truth over the summer break for a few days a week.

In return you will gain valuable  experience working for NZ’s last remaining Kiwi owned national weekly  newspaper.

We specifically want to help you gain experience with writing stories, sub-editing, circulation, ad sales, graphic design, PR, marketing and general production of the paper.

We can offer; A frantic, chaotic, noisy work environment that will provide you with a short sharp shock into the reality of actually  working for a living and may well end with you wanting to stay at UNI forever.

Highbrook, South Auckland location.

Expressions of interest to interns@truth.co.nz

I’m looking forward to the first issue on Thursday.

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39 Responses to “Truth Interns wanted”

  1. Manolo (13,755 comments) says:

    The infamous Patrick Gower should apply.

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  2. Ryan Sproull (7,135 comments) says:

    Cheers, DPF. I’m going to pass this on to my wife. Exactly the kind of thing she’s been looking for.

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  3. Bevan (3,924 comments) says:

    I think they missed a line:

    “Must have extremely large rack!”

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  4. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    haha

    Watch Wintec media students clamour for pole position

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  5. Damian Christie (10 comments) says:

    Looking for interns to help with sub-editing? Interns and juniors are usually the exact reason a paper needs sub-editors in the first place!

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  6. Barnsley Bill (983 comments) says:

    The “help with sub-editing” part is more about fetching calming cups of tea for the subbies wading through copy.

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  7. thedavincimode (6,759 comments) says:

    Manolo

    Perhaps you haven’t noticed:

    Patrick Gower | Truth

    Oil | Water

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  8. Pete George (23,559 comments) says:

    But Damian, that was the old way that’s now struggling to survive. Middle management may be a media millstone. This is the new Truth. Believe in it.

    Thursday’s issue will be a very well scrutinised and criticised publication.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s an impact story or two lined up for it. It will take maybe six months to judge the project but first impressions will help. Or harangue.

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  9. Rufus (667 comments) says:

    Interns – does Cam’s wife know?

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  10. iMP (2,384 comments) says:

    The TRUTH is, Sir Ian McKellen deserves a sledge. And here it is…

    http://conzervative.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/gandalf-preciously-upset-man-up-sir-ian/

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  11. Peter (1,712 comments) says:

    Totally gay comment from Ian McKellan

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  12. Damian Christie (10 comments) says:

    As an MSM broadcaster/journo and (now occasional) blogger, I’ve seen how both sides live, and for years I’ve seen the two sides hurl rocks at each other’s camps, while misunderstanding (from the MSM perspective) why anyone ever listens to a word bloggers say and (from the bloggers’ perspective) why the MSM is so keen to be lazy, inept and inaccurate (if not downright corrupt).

    In that regard, these are interesting times.

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  13. Manolo (13,755 comments) says:

    Thank you, davinci. I hadn’t noticed it, but know now.
    BTW, you show little or no respect for my (modest) intellectual ability. :D

    iMP: Sir Ian can get fucked. Precisely.

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  14. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    ill be buying the stinkin rag on thursday. would love to see the readership go through the roof, just to piss off those sneering lefty media hacks

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  15. Dirty Rat (383 comments) says:

    good gig….get to work for nothing

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  16. Elaycee (4,392 comments) says:

    @dime: I like your style. I’ll be buying one myself for exactly the same reasons. :D

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  17. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    elaycee – im also buying one cause i love hookers. another shared reason? :D

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  18. Elaycee (4,392 comments) says:

    @dime… I’ll take the 5th on that one… Hah!

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  19. williamsheridan (63 comments) says:

    whaleoil decries the mainstream media for not differentiating between news and fluff; but wants an intern to do news, adsales and PR . What the? Pot, kettle, black.

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  20. Flyingkiwi9 (54 comments) says:

    The internship is simply a cheap way of looking for a new kind of journalist that suits the direction Truth is heading.

    Hey you never know, we might get some decent well thought out news pieces.

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  21. Bevan (3,924 comments) says:

    whaleoil decries the mainstream media for not differentiating between news and fluff; but wants an intern to do news, adsales and PR . What the? Pot, kettle, black.

    Wow, so the use of Interns is what is wrong with the MSM – who would have thunk it.

    Fucken Interns – its them alright, william knows maaaaan, WILLIAM KNOWS!

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  22. gump (1,647 comments) says:

    Interns?

    Is that what they call the page three girls these days?

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  23. Kevin (1,122 comments) says:

    National party membership will be a prerequisite.

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  24. TripeWryter (716 comments) says:

    Doesn’t look as if he’s going to pay them.

    “In return you will gain valuable experience working for NZ’s last remaining Kiwi owned national weekly newspaper.

    We specifically want to help you gain experience with writing stories, sub-editing, circulation, ad sales, graphic design, PR, marketing and general production of the paper.”

    Pure market-speak, in the vein of The Big Idea ads.

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  25. Monique Watson (1,062 comments) says:

    but do you need an extremely large rack? That is the most important question that needs to be answered.
    I’m tempted to apply to be the Californian correspondent :)

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  26. Monique Watson (1,062 comments) says:

    And Patrick Gower can’t apply 2Manolo, you’d have to be old enough to have experienced reporting to Uncle Simon Collins. #Been there,done that.

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  27. big bruv (13,886 comments) says:

    People I would love to see the Truth go after.

    1. Red Russ Norman
    2. Darien Fenton
    3. Trev Mallard
    4. Ruth Dyson
    5. My little pony
    6. The ever expanding female co leader of the Greens.
    7. Moonbat Delahunty.
    8. Winston
    9. Nick Smith
    10. Hekia Parata
    11. Andrew Williams
    12. James Sleep
    13. Helen Kelly.

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  28. big bruv (13,886 comments) says:

    “but do you need an extremely large rack?”

    Of course you bloody do. Those under a D cup need not apply. :)

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  29. Barnsley Bill (983 comments) says:

    Big Bruce has seen an advance copy I suspect

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  30. williamsheridan (63 comments) says:

    Thanks Bevan, I actually do know quite a bit about journalism having been an award-winning one both in New Zealand and overseas, writing for organizations like the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. What I do know is that mixing ad sales, news writing, subediting and PR into a role will make it impossible for the staffer to be trained as a balanced journalist. All the more so if the graphic design element is for non-editorial aspects of the paper. The truth might be entertaining in the future, even crusading and groundbreaking and more than likely sensational – as it has been in the past … But if this is an indication of how it will train its editorial staff then they are unlikely to be journalists, who should show balance. I believe lack of balance in media is why most people now distrust the trade.

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  31. pq (728 comments) says:

    wheres the pay right wing drifter Cameron Slater.
    You ask people to work for nothing like a dog, in your gutter ,

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  32. Barnsley Bill (983 comments) says:

    William, being an award winning journalist it might have escaped you that newspapers are slowly (and not so slowly) going broke all over the world.
    Cam tells me that he wants to offer a couple of interns the opportunity to pick up some skills across across all aspects of the day to day activities of a media company. Your typical journalism snobbery around advertising makes those of us with a firm grasp on reality laugh. Newspapers have always been advertising focused with the bits the sales team are unable to fill left to lemons like you to fill with words.
    Neither newspaper company have managed to produce a website that is truly a 24 hour operation, neither of them have managed to incorporate radio and television into their format and both of them are lumbered with crippling cost structures.
    It should be an exciting time to be at TRUTH over the coming months.

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  33. David Garrett (7,271 comments) says:

    I’m getting the feeling it might be hard to get a copy of the Truth tommorro…

    That leftie weasel Edwards gave its prospective circulation a good up tick on Sunday…

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  34. Mark (1,488 comments) says:

    For the first time I had a look at the Truth Web site yesterday. Sadly fairy pathetic both in design and content. Hopefully Cam can breathe some life (and reasonable Journalism) into the website and paper. I expect that he can but it is going to be one sizeable job.

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  35. Griff (7,688 comments) says:

    The truth web site is heavily skewed to the audience of trades and blue-collar workers.Plenty relate to guns,tits and sport with some red necked political bias Cam may have a market. Workers don’t like the recipients of socalist beneficence. They live next door to ferals far more than middle class.

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  36. labrator (1,850 comments) says:

    Cheers, DPF. I’m going to pass this on to my wife. Exactly the kind of thing she’s been looking for.

    If she argues half as well as you Ryan she’d be worth a read.

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  37. williamsheridan (63 comments) says:

    Thanks Barnsley,
    I think I have a fairly firm grip on reality.
    I have worked in both print and broadcast journalism – including successful subscriber-only platforms (yes, there are some).
    I’m certainly aware of the decline in newspapers – that would be why I left journalism for the more lucrative field of commercial communications. I have worked successfully in marketing, advertising, PR, corporate relations and public affairs. (award winning there as well, as it happens)

    Obviously through that journey I haven’t lost my journalism snobbery – as I believe that the best news writers should be kept free from commercial or political interference… or more to the point, the perception of that.
    I’ve never viewed, bought or subscribed to a news publication primarily because of the advertising content – so while I recognise that’s what makes it commercially viable it probably isn’t what pulls in the readership.

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  38. Pete George (23,559 comments) says:

    Whale has revealed his first front page: http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2012/11/the-front-page-of-truth-this-week/

    Chris Trotter as columnist – as long as he writes to the target audience he could be good, he’s often interesting to read.

    Big story on a big story – Greg King. If it has new material it will be worthwhile.

    Beware the Kraut – looks like Truth won’t be a repeater of Dotcom PR.

    Inside Story – Our Nation’s Shame – violence against kids. Needs to be addressed beyond sensationalism and knee jerks.

    Can do without the fluff pic. (Apologies to any Fluffs who might be offended by that reference).

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  39. KevinH (1,227 comments) says:

    Whale needs a hand to edit the “Forum” page for when this tawdry rag goes fully porn.

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