Women in Sports Media Program

We’re calling for more women in sports media.

This program aims to support women who are interested in careers in sports media with the knowledge, skills and industry contacts to progress their career in the industry.

The 2023-24 program offers a Foundation Program designed for individuals either looking to start, or are in the early stages of, a sports media career.

Successful participants can expect to develop:

-   an understanding of the sports media industry and options for career pathways

-   practical skills including commentating and calling play-by-play, producing for all media platforms (radio, television, online and podcasting), pitching and framing stories and storytelling, interview techniques, capturing the play (including photography and videography) and research and preparation

-   clear and individualised goals for future career development

-   a network to support individuals in their pursuit of paid employment

To be eligible for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

-   Demonstrate an interest in sports media

-   Identify as a woman, including those who are trans, gender diverse, or sistergirl

-   Be 18 years of age or over

-   Live in Victoria

Applications from eligible individuals who are also from targeted or under-represented cohorts are strongly encouraged. These cohorts include:

-   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

-   Women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities

-   Women with a disability

-   Women from regional and rural communities

-   the LGBTQIA+ community

-   Women from low socioeconomic areas

Successful applicants must be available to participate in the program, which includes:

-   pre-workshop online introductory session (May 2024)

-   a full day, face-to-face intensive workshop in Melbourne on Tuesday 4 June 2024

-   one-on-one professional coaching (post-workshop)

Further information on the program can be found HERE.

Nat Edwards Women in Sports Media Program Promotion Video

The application process includes:

Step 1: Check your eligibility
Check the information contained in the Program Guidelines to see if you are eligible.

Step 2: Apply online using Grants Online
Click HERE to apply online.

The application will include the Application Questions set out in Section 3.2 of the Program Guidelines.

Make sure you have the information you need on hand including required documentation and click on ‘Start new application’ to complete and submit your application through Grants Online.

It is strongly encouraged that you save your application regularly, or develop your responses in a separate document, to minimise the risk of information being lost prior to submitting your application.

You will receive an application number when you submit an application. Please quote your application number in all correspondence relating to your application.

If you’re interested in a sports media career, start your application today.

Applications close at 5pm AEDT, Wednesday 27 March 2024.

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for more information and to apply, click HERE.

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for Frequently Asked Questions and HERE for an overview of the program.

Program Guidelines - Word Accessible Version

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