Make Your Mark in Australia's History

With over 190 years of shared history, our Publishing mastheads have long been the premier record of truth and independent journalism for all Australians. Our stable includes The Australian Financial Review, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times and WAtoday.

Our team of over 800 passionate journalists, editors, photographers, marketers and managers are driven and passionate about what they do, working across major metropolitan mastheads, magazines, digital sites and live events – supporting each other and proud of what they have achieved together. 

It is no surprise that we are consistently the most widely read news organisation in the country.

Millie Muroi
Journalist, The Sydney Morning Herald

I've learned and experienced more in the past two years than I could have imagined, from multimedia skills to covering some of the country's biggest events and talking to some of the most influential people. There's nowhere like the newsroom at the Sydney Morning Herald to challenge yourself at the heart of journalism, surrounded by some of the most accomplished and supportive people you'll meet.

Jackson Graham
Explainer Reporter, The Age

One thing I love about working at The Age is that every day is different. That’s exactly what the traineeship prepared me for – from breaking news, covering business, sport and entertainment, to getting a taste of big projects. It’s a fantastic newsroom full of some of the most talented and supportive journalists in the country, making for a great environment to learn and grow in.

Anthony Segaert
Urban Affairs Reporter

I still pinch myself every time I walk through the newsroom door and think: I work at the SMH! The amount of things I learned in my first year was unbelievable, and a huge privilege: I learned about the responsibility we have as reporters and found myself more confident in the rest of my life, too. The cadetship was the best thing to happen to me.

Meet The Mastheads: Making Moments That Matter

For over 190 years, we have courageously pursued the stories that Australians need to know. Our ultimate purpose is to connect with everyday Australians through our storytelling. We inform, we entertain, we ask difficult questions and we encourage people to think about different perspectives. As much today as was the case in 1831, we remain an integral voice in the Australian cultural landscape.

SMH editorial staff at work during their first week at 1 Denison St in North Sydney. Mags King. 21st August 2020, Photo: Wolter Peeters, The Sydney Morning Herald.

2024 Publishing Traineeship Program

Interested in a career in journalism?

From time to time we offer positions in our traineeship program. These are often fixed-term contracts with the potential to secure a permanent role at the end of the contract. To be successful, you must have excellent writing and interpersonal skills, a deep understanding of news and current affairs, and a curiosity about people and issues. We are particularly interested in applicants with a passion for data journalism and visual storytelling.

Sydney Morning Herald

The Herald is proudly committed to fearless, independent and accurate journalism as Australia’s number one news brand, while generating high-quality and informed opinions and debates to help readers make up their own minds. It strives to educate, challenge and entertain audiences with stories that matter across print and digital platforms. The Herald engages its readers, listens to their perspectives and pledges fairness and balance in all that it does.

Our people are relentless in pursuit of the story, and work together as a close-knit team to deliver. Supported by a highly experienced senior editorial team and with a newsroom full of Australia’s pre-eminent journalists across news, investigations, culture, sport and lifestyle, we’re proud of how they continue to shape and evolve the national conversation. At The Sydney Morning Herald you’ll find an energetic newsroom spurring each other on with ideas, healthy debates and collegial support.

Read The Sydney Morning Herald here.

Australian Financial Review

Since beginning as a weekly in 1951, The Australian Financial Review has played a central role in informing and charting the business life of the nation. The Financial Review is the daily habit of successful executives, decision makers, sophisticated investors and national influencers. It has become a national institution, widely regarded as Australia’s premium business, finance and political publication and recognised for its news-breaking, agenda-setting and authoritative journalism. 

Driven by a highly professional and supportive newsroom, the team is proud to deliver these stories to our readers across Australia while always looking for new opportunities to give audiences something more. Led by Editor-in-Chief Michael Stutchbury, the team is made up of journalists from various backgrounds, industry and experience. They celebrate their successes and are proud to be known for unearthing national stories that matter while being a trusted daily record for business people across the country.

Read The Australian Financial Review here.

The Age

The Age has been serving its readers with compelling, balanced and independent journalism since its first publication on October 17, 1854. Our journalists are passionate about uncovering the truth and are committed to informing, entertaining, inspiring and challenging our readers.

Whether the coverage concerns the latest political scandal, big business deal, AFL coach sacking or best restaurants in Victoria, The Age delivers the sort of fearless and honest storytelling its audience expects.

The team delivers, daily, working closely together to ensure its readers experience the very best in journalism. Supported by Australia's top editorial team, our people not only come together to break the stories, but find new ways to innovate, bring new ideas and content to the table that set us up for the future of publishing in this country.

Read The Age here.

WA Today

Since first publishing in 2008, WAtoday has grown to become a leader in online news in Perth, delivering intelligent, thought-provoking and independent journalism.

Dedicated to the community, WAtoday uncovers the stories that matter to its readers. It is known to take an in-depth look into the big issues of the state, be that in politics, industry, town planning or sport. Its commitment to new perspectives has earned WAtoday a loyal following in the West.

Our team is passionate about holding the powerful to account and looking outside the box when setting the news agenda for Perth and the state. They’re focused on the future, taking a creative approach to changes within the industry, leading the way in innovation while delivering quality journalism every day for WAtoday readers. 

Read WAtoday here.


As the media landscape changes rapidly, Brisbane Times sits at the forefront of innovation, which means it’s one of the few media brands in Australia to be enjoying readership and revenue growth. Since its launch in March 2007 and a significant brand refresh in 2023, Brisbane Times has cemented its place as one of the most-read and trusted news sites in Queensland.

Our team works tirelessly to deliver the best for the people of greater Brisbane. Feeding into the wider metro-masthead structure of Nine Publishing, the team is the tip of the spear when it comes to seeking out stories that matter to Brisbane locals as well as yarns that will resonate nationally. With its tight-knit and energised staff, Brisbane Times is leading the way in the changing face of publishing in Australia.

Read Brisbane Times here.