Want to be a RiotACT intern?

johnboy 22 November 2011 31

If you’re wondering how you’re going to occupy yourself over the summer holidays (itself implying you get summer holidays) and you’ve got an interest in how the least resourced newsroom in the world operates then feel free to drop us a line to come and be an intern for a week at our salubrious Civic suite.

Highlights will include:

    — The awesome power of comment moderation
    — Laughing at hate mail from nutters
    — Getting to throw your suggestions in on editorial decisions
    — An exploration of all the best lunch take aways in Civic
    — Long philosophical discussions on the nature of news
    — Nitpicking media releases
    — Running around taking photos of interesting things
    — By the end of the week being able to manage a high volume website
    — Discovering the lost world of the garbage skips
    — Learning to call yourself a “social media expert” as credibly as any other bugger

It might not be for everyone, or anyone, and there’s no pay. But if you’re interested send an email in to john@the-riotact.com

[First filed: Nov 18, 2011 @ 10:53]

UPDATE: The slots over summer are starting to fill up, so if you are interested better get in quick and email me your suggested dates.

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johnboy johnboy 9:29 am 25 Dec 11

jenny123 said :

ah crap I would have loved to do this, any spots left?

Send me an email!

jenny123 jenny123 6:24 am 25 Dec 11

ah crap I would have loved to do this, any spots left?

Jane Proxy Jane Proxy 4:36 pm 22 Nov 11

earthrepair said :

Internment is the imprisonment or confinement of people, commonly in large groups, without trial.
(wikid)

Can’t tell if trolling, or just … misguided.

earthrepair earthrepair 1:49 pm 22 Nov 11

Internment is the imprisonment or confinement of people, commonly in large groups, without trial.
(wikid)

dpm dpm 8:47 am 19 Nov 11

I-filed said :

Note to RiotAct intern: watch out for Johnboy’s apostrophe fugues!

I thougt that was a type of poisonous fish?? 😉

johnboy johnboy 8:16 am 19 Nov 11

Frustrated said :

Intern is an American term, we dont use that here.

Guess again!

Postalgeek Postalgeek 9:54 pm 18 Nov 11

PantsMan said :

Johnboy, if you are after anything from Gen X or Y, have an answer to the following question ready to go:

“What’s in it for me, and when do I get it?”

Are you called PantsMan because you wear your belt up around your armpits? Thought so.

Frustrated Frustrated 9:45 pm 18 Nov 11

Intern is an American term, we dont use that here.

Thumper Thumper 7:36 pm 18 Nov 11

Chop71 said :

I think the staff of RiotACT should do a swimsuit calander.

Oh no you don’t. Seriously…

johnboy johnboy 7:09 pm 18 Nov 11

matt31221 said :

johnboy said :

matt31221 said :

JB, the second point on your list fascinates me. “Laughing at hate mail from nutters”. Do you really still receive hate mail? Any chance that you could run a story on it maybe highlighting a few emails? I am sure most rioters would love to read some of it.

Sadly we many years ago decided that directly mocking the mentally unwell, while amusing, was not a good look.

So it’s a pleasure reserved for staff.

LOL, well some are the claims levied against you that I had read in the past were a bit far fetched! On visiting the eagles nest on Thursday, I noticed that you are obviously NOT a Reptoid.

Maybe a Hunter S Thompson or Spider Jerusalem type – that looks like he can throw down the beers!

Jazz looks like he can Grog-on too – bring on the Christmas Party!

The disguise is working well then.

Excellent.

I-filed I-filed 7:06 pm 18 Nov 11

Note to RiotAct intern: watch out for Johnboy’s apostrophe fugues!

matt31221 matt31221 7:04 pm 18 Nov 11

johnboy said :

matt31221 said :

JB, the second point on your list fascinates me. “Laughing at hate mail from nutters”. Do you really still receive hate mail? Any chance that you could run a story on it maybe highlighting a few emails? I am sure most rioters would love to read some of it.

Sadly we many years ago decided that directly mocking the mentally unwell, while amusing, was not a good look.

So it’s a pleasure reserved for staff.

LOL, well some are the claims levied against you that I had read in the past were a bit far fetched! On visiting the eagles nest on Thursday, I noticed that you are obviously NOT a Reptoid.

Maybe a Hunter S Thompson or Spider Jerusalem type – that looks like he can throw down the beers! Jazz looks like he can Grog-on too – bring on the Christmas Party!

Tetranitrate Tetranitrate 6:55 pm 18 Nov 11

PantsMan said :

Johnboy, if you are after anything from Gen X or Y, have an answer to the following question ready to go:

“What’s in it for me, and when do I get it?”

What can I say? We’ve had at a good 20 years of government policy aimed at making housing as expensive as possible to benefit the boomers by virtue of them being on the ‘ladder’ first.

If we were to spend our time volunteering instead of working, who’d be there to pay the enormous mortgage you no doubt expect somebody to take on when it comes time to sell your investment property to help pay for your twenty year retirement?

johnboy johnboy 6:42 pm 18 Nov 11

matt31221 said :

JB, the second point on your list fascinates me. “Laughing at hate mail from nutters”. Do you really still receive hate mail? Any chance that you could run a story on it maybe highlighting a few emails? I am sure most rioters would love to read some of it.

Sadly we many years ago decided that directly mocking the mentally unwell, while amusing, was not a good look.

So it’s a pleasure reserved for staff.

matt31221 matt31221 6:30 pm 18 Nov 11

JB, the second point on your list fascinates me. “Laughing at hate mail from nutters”. Do you really still receive hate mail? Any chance that you could run a story on it maybe highlighting a few emails? I am sure most rioters would love to read some of it.

poetix poetix 4:57 pm 18 Nov 11

Chop71 said :

I think the staff of RiotACT should do a swimsuit calander.

?
And he can see no reasons
‘Cos there are no reasons
What reason do you need to be show-ow-ow-ow-own?

Jim Jones Jim Jones 3:32 pm 18 Nov 11

PantsMan said :

Johnboy, if you are after anything from Gen X or Y, have an answer to the following question ready to go:

“What’s in it for me, and when do I get it?”

Old *and* bitter.

Chuck in a complaint about skateboards or ‘video games’ and you’ve got the trifecta.

Chop71 Chop71 2:54 pm 18 Nov 11

I think the staff of RiotACT should do a swimsuit calander.

BethiePrice BethiePrice 2:31 pm 18 Nov 11

poetix said :

PantsMan said :

Johnboy, if you are after anything from Gen X or Y, have an answer to the following question ready to go:

“What’s in it for me, and when do I get it?”

Whereas other generations expect nothing at all? The attitude you describe sounds quite reasonable to me.

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I’m Gen Y and I find it unreasonable that you are putting this all on GEN X and Y. I for one will be contacting Johnboy because i think it would awesome experience! And seeing as I have a great paying job and am looking to further my studies and career, I don’t want anything out of this other than experience and a laugh.

joeyjojojuniorshabadoo joeyjojojuniorshabadoo 1:57 pm 18 Nov 11

This sounds like the greatest internship ever (no sarcasm intended, I really think it sounds awesome).

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