At the station you'll learn to work in a team to produce content for both on air and online. We'll teach you the story-finding skills everyone in the media needs to know in order to survive. We have specialised training to teach you radio skills like presenting and audio editing as well as more general skills in writing and creating media for online platorms.
You can get experience in: online features, radio producing, news bulletins, current affairs packages, social media marketing, on-air presenting, team leadership, audio production and much more.
Training sessions run all day on a Saturday, from 9am to 5pm. The sessions are planned around university semester breaks.
Our next training dates are on:
March 4th, 2017
Training costs $120 + the cost of becoming a supporter but for the next few sessions we are offering a beggining of semester special of $40, which includes training and membership for students. If you are not a current student you will still need to pay the entire supporter fee. We offer generous payment plans for people accepted into the course who are not able to pay the fee immediatley.
How much time do I need to commit at 2SER?
We usually ask for half to one day a weeks worth of work. You are usually at the station when your show goes to air but a lot of the preparation can be done from home. Work arangements are flexible and we can find positions for people who work during the week or who need to contribute once a fortnight rather than weekly.
How long do I need to stay at the station?
We ask that you commit for at least three months, we find that people don't get a lot out of a position if they do not stay for several months. We have people who stay for the minimum time and others that have been at the station for over 30 years, it really depends on what you want to do here. You could spend a lifetime at 2SER and still never do everything that's available at the station.
What kind of roles are available?
At every new training intake we will generate an available positions document with details on what is available at the moment, this will be sent to you with the application form. In general the roles we look for are: producers for magazine (Breakfast, The Daily, Drive) and specialty shows, trainee presenters, online content creators, newsroom journalists, specialist music presenters, social media producers and music admin.
What does the training application involve?
We ask a few questions about the station so make sure you've been listening if you intend to apply.