ITV Cymru Wales Offers Opportunity to Break into Journalism for People with Disabilities | Wales
ITV Cymru Wales has started advertising its 2022 Journalism Internship Program and this year the broadcaster is seeking applications from people with disabilities.
The local broadcaster will join UTV and ITV Anglia in seeking applicants with disabilities as part of a company-wide campaign to strengthen representation.
Phil Henfrey, Head of News and Programs at ITV Cymru Wales, said: “We want to make sure that we are fully representative of the content we create and who creates it.
“By limiting applications for this year’s internship to people with a stated disability, I hope we will make even more progress in our work in this area. Diversity and inclusion are so important to us as a company and to our performance. “
“So if you are passionate about telling stories to Welsh audiences; meet the criteria described in the advertisement, and are disabled, so please apply – we want to hear from you. The website has all the information you will need and the ITV recruiting team will be happy to discuss any additional support required during the process. “
“ITV is for everyone and all newsrooms are committed to creating an environment where everyone is included and everyone feels they belong.”
Applications close on June 13 and applicants who have declared a disability and meet the minimum criteria will be invited for an interview.
Assessments take place in early October and for the successful candidate the nine-month program begins in January 2022.
The ITV News Internship is an award-winning program and an opportunity for those engaged in a career in journalism to acquire the skills required to work in one of ITV’s multimedia news operations.
A very high percentage of those who graduated from the program have secured permanent positions in regional, national and international press teams, both in front of and behind the camera, although there is no guarantee of retention. in employment beyond the nine months.
Please note that if you are not disabled and therefore not eligible to apply for the position at ITV Cymru Wales, there are a number of other positions available in the other information regions as part of the program. of ITV News trainee journalists.
For more information, please visit ITV job site and search for “trainee journalist”.