SRMG (Saudi Research and Media Group) Academy has opened registration for its signature six-month journalism Boot Camp, designed to uncover new media talent and develop emerging journalists in Saudi Arabia and beyond.
This rigorous programme offers 20 participants hands-on classroom training and the opportunity for work experience at SRMG’s most prominent publications. The SRMG Academy Boot Camp is led by world-class Arab and international journalists who have experience in regional and global news organisations. Additionally, the programme will feature lectures by a selection of SRMG’s leading journalists.
Launched in December last year, the SRMG Academy is the editorial training arm of the Saudi Research and Media Group, which owns more than 30 leading publications and platforms across the Mena region, including Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Asharq News, and Independent Arabia.
The Boot Camp is designed to offer participants a gateway to building a career in the industry by equipping them with the skills needed in today’s media world. The course will include fundamental skills, such as writing, editing and beat reporting, in addition to different story formats, such as mobile journalism, podcasting and broadcast journalism.
The first edition of the programme is open to residents of Saudi Arabia who are recent university graduates or have a maximum of two years’ work experience.
The best-performing trainees will receive job offers from SRMG publications. The selection will be based on a combination of talent and the needs of the business.
SRMG Academy Managing Director, Alaa Shahine Salha, said: “I can’t think of a better gateway to begin a career in journalism in Saudi Arabia and the Arab world than taking part in this unique programme. Each day the training will offer new challenges to the participants. They will be presented with real-life situations that are faced by journalists and the students will have to make quick decisions and actions about how to address them.’’
The deadline to submit applications is February 18, with classes starting April 30 in Riyadh.-- TradeArabia News Service