NEW ZEALAND: Hands On Newspaper Journalism Work Experience in Auckland!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Location : Auckland
Duration: 4 weeks to 6 weeks
Approx Costs: 1250 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

Gain valuable experience at a fast paced community newspaper in Auckland where you'll undertake a variety of roles such as editing, reporting and production.

► An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into the real New Zealand.
► You'll learn a lot from experts in your field about how they work in a cultural environment that's different to what you're used to.
► New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
► An entry on your CV or Résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
► And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

The newspaper we work with is located in the southern suburbs of Auckland, on New Zealand's North Island. Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and is known as the City of Sails. The newspaper is 35 years old and was established in 1972. It is a community newspaper which is free and is funded by advertising from companies and individuals. It's published twice a week and prints over 35,000 for each publication with between 28 - 36 pages in each print. The newspaper covers a wide variety of local news and it also covers a variety of areas of news as well such as sports, arts and local council information. It has won a variety of national and local awards for its journalism and is one of the area's largest employers.

You'll usually work in a variety of roles at the newspaper. Depending on your ability as a journalist and a worker, you'll be assigned various tasks and jobs to undertake. Here is a breakdown of the job roles you may be assigned to or asked to assist with:
► Editorial
► Advertising
► Production
► Press
► Photography
► Proof reading
► Proof ads

Our accommodation is located in the city centre of Auckland. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station and shopping district. You'll live in a centrally located lodge that is friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long-term stays. You may have your own room or you may share a room with other volunteers. There is an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.
Entertainment at your accommodation includes cheap internet access and cable TV (Sky) as well as an outside balcony. You are literally a stroll from the Sky Tower, harbor and waterfront. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to parts of Auckland and New Zealand or to the many other ‘things to do’!

If you’d like more information about this or any of our projects, please email us! 

Start Dates

Project starts every Thursday, all year round- you choose your start and finish dates. Our placements are flexible and can be tailored to match your preferences. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £1395 for two weeks and 175 for each additional week. You can participate for up to six weeks maximum, subject to visa requirements.

Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).
You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.

Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.


Qualifications depend on which placement you choose. Some don't require any qualifications or experience and some others would prefer some experience. Please speak to us so that we can help you choose the placement that is right for you and will give you the most beneficial experience. All placements do require you to have initiative, adaptability and patience (and a good sense of humor helps!)

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