WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
You will work closely with the other newspaper staff reporters and will be substantially involved in the intricate day to day running of either a significant English newspaper in Suva, or for a group of six magazines (2 published) which specialise in sports, fashion, weddings and travel. You may cover activities ranging from national news gathering, researching and reporting on important environmental, financial, business, political, travel, human interest stories, domestic and sporting news.
You will be encouraged to bring your own creativity and perspective to the articles you contribute to, whilst also constantly learning from professionals working alongside you. You will have the choice of either concentrating on a particular aspect of the newspaper you are interested in or work across many different elements. Wherever your goals lie, whether purely in journalism or even editing, production or advertising, this assignment has something for you. As well as all this, you will discover more about this exotic destination and its people through your work and involvement in the project.
Please note that we highly recommend you bring your own laptop to get the most out of this project, as spare computers at either of the placements can be a rarity!
7:00 a.m. – Breakfast at the volunteer house, prepared by the Fijian family!
8:00 a.m. – Volunteers travel to either a magazine or newspaper offices on foot or by taxi where the day usually begins with a staff meeting where assignments for the day are given out.
1:00 p.m. – Volunteers break for a packed lunch or lunch can be purchased in town at one of the many exciting food outlets in Suva!
2:00 p.m. - Volunteer work at the magazine or newspaper continues for the afternoon.
5:00 p.m. – The working day comes to an end. Volunteers are free to catch up on anything, plan for the next day’s work and socialise.
6:30 p.m. – Dinner at the Volunteer house prepared by Fijian family.
7:00 p.m. - Socialising, kava ceremony, cinema, night out in Suva or weekend away!
*This itinerary should only be considered as an example of the kind of activities and timescales to expect. Actual itineraries may vary depending on the season and the requirements of the project.
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