10 July 2015

Applications Open: The Under Age


Calling young Victorian journalists!

Express Media, in partnership with The Age, is excited to again be calling for submissions for writers to join the team at The Under Age. We are looking for five new young journalists to join The Under Age team for 2015.

The Under Age is an online newspaper written entirely by Victorian high school journalists. Each fortnight the group of 12 meet with industry professionals to learn about working in journalism and to workshop story ideas for the newspaper. The Under Age covers news, sport, politics, art and culture.

If you’re currently enrolled in year 11 or below and think you have what it takes, check out How to apply below.

How does it work?

The Under Age team will meet fortnightly after school at The Age headquarters in Melbourne from September 2015. Workshops run for two hours from 5pm – 7pm every second Wednesday, with participants undertaking independent writing outside of these hours.

Meetings will be fully supervised and will provide young writers with a safe and nurturing environment that will encourage them to write insightful and engaging journalistic pieces for publication on the website.

Young writers from regional areas are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Download and complete the application form here. Once completed, please save as a PDF document and email to creativeproducer@expressmedia.org.au.

Applications close 5pm Monday August 4.

As well as selecting our new young writers, we will also be publishing the top five stories received in the submission process in The Under Age.