DIPLOMA OF JOURNALISM
Congratulations on landing the role at 7 News, can you tell me about what you’re doing and how it came about?
I am a social media producer for 7 News in Sydney, creating content for all of their social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I have been working at Channel 7 for eight months, starting out as an intern for ‘The Morning Show’. Once that internship finished I continued to work across different departments, leading me to my current role.
Tell us a bit about yourself...
Before studying at Macleay I worked as a data analyst for a media agency. This gave me the tools to understand audience behaviour and how people engage with media, which has helped a lot in my current role. I also have a strong interest in domestic and global politics, the environment and current affairs.
What are your aspirations?
I want to continue working my way up at 7 News. I am lucky enough to be surrounded by talented producers and reporters. They have told me to be open to any opportunity that comes my way. Given that the media industry is in a constant state of change, I think it’s very important to continue learning and diversifying my skills.
Why did you choose the course?
I chose to study journalism at Macleay because they offered more than other institutions did. I knew from an early age that working as a journalist was what I wanted to do as a career. Having already completed a Bachelor of Communications at university, I thought it was necessary to add another qualification to my resumé, given how competitive it is to get a job in the industry.
What was the Macleay experience like?
Studying at Macleay was the best decision I could have made. Every day I felt encouraged and inspired by the teaching staff, who all understand what it takes to be a successful journalist. By far my favourite thing about my time at Macleay was the networking opportunities that were made available, allowing me to create contacts with some of the most powerful people in Australian media.
Find out more about Macleay's Journalism courses here