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ABR offers literary publishing cadetship

A 12-month cadetship at Australian Book Review

Australian Book Review is one of the country’s major cultural magazines and is committed to raising the standards of creative and critical writing. ABR produces quality literary journalism and new writing for diverse and international audiences.

With the support of a grant from the Institute, ABR is hiring a full-time editorial cadet for 12-months, starting in April.

The cadet will work closely with ABR Editor and CEO Peter Rose, an award-winning writer with more than 30 years’ experience in publishing. The cadet will work on all aspects of the magazine, including:

  • Editing and proofreading
  • Digital publishing
  • Writing and commissioning articles for the magazine

It is a unique opportunity for a young person to gain an intensive and varied grounding in literary publishing.

The next generation of senior editors

ABR has run a highly successful editorial internship program since 2009. The program aims to train the next generation of senior editors.

Previous interns have benefited greatly from the program and have gone on to literary or publishing careers.

This is what some of them said about the program:

“I feel a tremendous sense of pride to have worked for a prestigious literary and arts journal that upholds exemplary editorial standards while fostering emerging talent.”
– Dilan Gunawardana, ABR Deputy Editor (Digital) 2017-2018, ABR Editorial Intern 2016–17

“Being on the staff of a magazine of the calibre of Australian Book Review, with its long history in Australian letters and fine editorial standards, is a singular experience, and it has no doubt been the defining event of my professional life thus far.”
– Milly Main, ABR Ian Potter Foundation Editorial Intern, 2012

“As the recipient of an internship at Australian Book Review in 2009, I know the benefits of such a program firsthand. My internship was an unqualified success, and resulted not only in an increase in my editing knowledge and skills, but also in full-time employment.”
– Mark Gomes, ABR Australian Publishers Association Editorial Intern, 2009

Hear more from previous interns.

Australian Book Review

About the project

The Institute has funded a full-time, 12-month cadetship at the Australian Book Review in Melbourne.