Applications for journalism traineeships have closed for 2014

who we are

Fairfax Media is the leading independent multi-platform media company in Australia and New Zealand. Fairfax is the trusted voice informing, engaging and entertaining our audiences and communities.

We are proud to be more than 180 years old and even prouder to be the company leading the change, rapidly adapting to new ways of working and new ways of keeping people informed.

Fairfax operates hundreds of metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads – in print and online – including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, as well as several leading dynamic digital venues for commerce and information, such as Domain, RSVP and TenderLink. Fairfax also has radio stations in Australian capital cities, including 3AW in Melbourne and 2UE in Sydney.

In addition to investing in digital, Fairfax is pursuing new revenue opportunities and growing its content marketing, digital marketing services and events businesses.

Fairfax is successfully delivering on transformation strategy and is leading the change in a media environment of limitless potential.

We are lean, agile and clear-sighted about our future.

More information about the company can be found here:

what we do

We drive conversations that matter.

Every moment of the day we are delivering quality independent journalism and content. Our multi-platform media business – spanning print, online and radio – ensures our audiences have the information they want, when they want it.

Our newsrooms are home to award-winning journalists, editors and photographers. We work using state-of-the-art technology and facilities.

The Sydney Morning Herald is Australia’s most read masthead with a cross-platform audience of more than 4.8 million*
*Source: emma Nov 2013

We’re focused on building, and profitably monetising, our large-scale and highly engaged news media audiences in Australia and New Zealand. We connect advertisers to our audiences in creative and highly effective ways.

Working together, and with an unwavering focus on our journalism and content, Fairfax is implementing its strategy and constantly improving how we engage with our customers and audiences.

At the core of Fairfax are the values of integrity and independence. We have the freedom to operate without fear or favour to any individual or organisation. We are responsible and honest in dealings with each other, our customers and audiences.

The Age is Australia’s fifth most read masthead with a cross-platform audience of 3.2 million readers a month*
*Source: emma Nov 2013

The way we work and decisions we make are based on the needs of our audiences and customers. To achieve this we need to be innovative, constantly challenging the status quo.

We value transparency. We listen and respond quickly to our audiences, customers and each other.

We are highly accountable and deliver on our commitments.

We work together across the company to provide our audiences and customers with outstanding products and services.

We balance everything we do with a strong commercial focus.

The Australian Financial Review is the nation's premier business and finance masthead, publishing across print, online, mobile and broadcast platforms, reaching 1.3 million readers each month.*
*Source: emma Nov 2013

about traineeships

We are looking for the next intake of talented editorial trainees to join The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review newsrooms – part of the Australian Publishing Media division.

The traineeship program runs for 12 months and offers a supported learning environment with a focus on developing world-class journalists.

Trainees learn on the job and receive exposure to a variety of reporting rounds in the newsrooms as well as group-based structured learning modules such as shorthand and media law.

Our trainees have gone on to become editors and award-winning journalists that have received media’s highest honours at the Walkley Awards.

Hear from some of our team members in the following videos that focus on the news (The Age/SMH) and business (The Australian Financial Review / Business Day) verticals within Fairfax’s Australian Publishing Media division.