Join The Team: Communications And Media Scholarship On Offer With Deakin Melbourne Boomers

August 17, 2018 | Melbourne Boomers news

The Deakin Melbourne Boomers WNBL, along with award-winning independent strategic communications agency Pesel & Carr, will again deliver the Deakin Melbourne Boomers Pesel & Carr Media and Communications Scholarship this coming season.

Applications for the scholarship are now open.

Media and communication students and graduates who are passionate about and support women’s sport – and want to develop their skills under expert mentorship with a hands-on role – are invited to apply for a $5000 scholarship.

The scholarship will commence in September 2018 through to one week after the completion of the season (no later than 17 February 2019).

The successful candidate will work on a part-time basis. This will require one full day at Pesel & Carr in Carlton, and one and a half days at the State Basketball Centre in Wantirna South.

They must be available on Monday, home match days and one other of their choosing, at the State Basketball Centre. In addition, they must be available to provide social media support during away match days (not required to be on-site).  They’ll work alongside General Manager Justin Nelson and Assistant General Manager Lauren Jackson.

At Pesel & Carr they will work alongside Barbara Pesel and the team, and gain valuable industry experience working on a range of tasks.

Overall they will help to create:

·       Written content – reporting

·       Visual content – newsletter development

·       Social media content – scheduled and match day action

The scholarship winner will be required to support the team in the event they make the WNBL finals series and this may include travelling with the team interstate (with essential costs to be covered).

The successful candidate will have a tertiary qualification (complete or in progress) in the relevant fields of media, journalism or communication – and must have access to a car in order to reach the State Basketball Centre.

Applications should include a covering note which responds to the following skills and experiences, and includes a brief resume, an example of your work and the names of two referees, including a recent manager.

The successful candidate will receive two payments of $2,500; one mid-December and one on completion of the scholarship.

Skills and Experience:

·       Tertiary studies in a relevant field such as media, journalism or communications

·       Work experience in a relevant field

·       Your capability to contribute to the advancement of women’s sport, such as the Boomers.

·       Indication of how this scholarship will add value to your studies and career experience.

Please submit your application, a resume and example of your work to