2019 WCA wine media cadetship opens for entries
The 2019 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) wine media cadetship, aimed at aspiring journalists with an ambition for specialising in the wine sector, is now open for applications.
Now in its third year under the new format, the cadetship presents a platform for young wine media to take the next step in their budding communication careers.
The cadetship is run by Wine Communicators of Australia – a national organisation for wine industry professionals – and is sponsored through the Adelaide a Great Wine Capital initiative funded by Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA), the South Australian Wine Industry Association, South Australian Tourism Commission and Brand South Australia.
The six-month program involves opportunities to participate in a range of practical experiences including media development workshops, attendance at international and domestic wine events, media placements and mentorship within the wine industry and an opportunity to meet key wine influencers as part of the activities within the Great Wine Capitals program.
WCA Chair, Angus Barnes said: "We are delighted to have the support of Adelaide a Great Wine Capitals and the SA wine industry to offer this unique experience to the next generation of wine media for the third year running. This year’s program will provide the cadet with a range of exceptional wine experiences, both locally and overseas."
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said South Australia’s $2.15 billion wine industry has many important stories to share.
“South Australia is known as a premium wine producing state and home to many internationally renowned wineries,” he noted.
“Through this cadetship there is not only promotion of South Australian wines abroad but also the inspiring stories of regional communities supporting the industry.
“This initiative is another element of the Great Wine Capital Global Network, providing opportunities for the next generation of wine leaders.”
About the WCA Wine Media Cadetship Program
In 2019, the South Australian WCA wine media cadet program will be awarded to a single recipient and will provide them with the opportunity to work with leading wine and media professionals. The program will take place between July and December 2019.
Applications are open to professionals with an interest in wine media aged between 25-40 years of age that reside in South Australia and have a current passport.
Registrations are open until Friday, May 17, 2019.
Click here to apply
Pictured main: Lieke van der Hulst was named 2018 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Wine Media Cadet.