Why you should apply for the 2018 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship: Kirrily Schwarz

Why you should apply for the 2018 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship: Kirrily Schwarz


The Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship
kick-started my career because I came from a really small country town and
although I’d studied journalism and I’d done work experience at all my local
papers I didn’t have any contacts at any big media companies and that’s where I
wanted to be so this really fast-tracked my career in terms of getting me
straight into the Nine newsroom in Sydney. So right after my internship I
worked for 18 months as an Associate Producer for Nine News and I mostly
wrote breaking news headlines for the Today Show and then that led to my
current job here at News Corp Australia as a journalist for News.com.au. Today there are more media graduates than ever before and it can be really hard to
distinguish yourself from the pack so this gives you a shiny gold star on your
resume plus the opportunity to get used to a breaking news environment which I
think is invaluable and the opportunity to rub shoulders with industry
executives. If you want to make this into a full-time career it’s absolutely yours for the taking.

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