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Careers and Scholarships
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) is a leading media organization growing beyond print. In SPH, we regard all our employees as talent and it is our philosophy to develop each employee to his or her maximum potential.
We believe in building a talent pool to ensure a stream of right talent to meet our current and future needs.
Write to us if you are keen to be part of the team.
Careers in newspapers & new media
Singapore Press Holdings is Southeast Asia’s leading media organization, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms. It publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages and close to 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region. Every day, 2.9 million individuals or 79 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications.
Our flagship titles, The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao, have been serving readers for more than a century.
Other major newspaper in the stable include The Business Times, The New Paper, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily News, My Paper and Berita Harian.
SPH’s Internet editions of its major newspapers enjoy over 150 million page views with 9 million unique visitors each month. Other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, omy.sg, ST701, STOMP, Razor TV.
It has also ventured into broadcasting, outdoor advertising and properties.
SPH has been voted one of Singapore’s top 10 most-admired companies by the Wall Street Journal Asia 200 Survey this year.
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Careers in magazines & radio
SPH Magazines publishes over 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region. Flagship titles Her World and Female are Singapore’s top-selling women’s magazines.
SPH UnionWorks is a joint venture between SPH Multimedia and NTUC Media. It operates station Radio 91.3 and Radio 100.3.
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The SPH Journalism Scholarship
If you are interested in a career in journalism, we invite you to write to us. Selection starts immediately and those who are successful will be invited to intern at our newsrooms to get a first-hand experience of what it is like to be a journalist. This opportunity is unique to SPH and there are limited spaces for interns.
Application is open from October each year, and will close one week after the release of the GCE “A” Level results.
Types of Scholarships:
- Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship
- Local Undergraduate Scholarship
- Mid-Term Scholarship
- Masters Scholarship
Documents to submit:
Please submit the completed application form, resume, all educational certificates, CCA records, testimonials, SAT I & II Test Results (if applicable) and ORD certificate (if applicable).
Frequently Asked Questions See more.
- Is internship compulsory?
Yes, internship is part of our selection process. Only those who do well for internships will be recommended by their supervisors for the final round of interview.
- What is the duration of internship?
You can intern from December till a month prior to the start of your school term. However, either party can give a day’s notice to end the internship stint.
- My prelim results are poor. Do I stand a better chance if I apply after the release of the GCE “A” Level results?
We are less stringent when you apply using your prelim results. Besides, if you apply to us early, you will get an opportunity to work as an intern reporter in the newsroom. If you apply to us after the release of the results, you will have a very steep learning curve to showcase your published work. It is difficult for your supervisor to assess your journalism potential unless you are able to produce outstanding assignments within a short period of time.
- What are the different areas in the Company that I may intern at?
Interns usually work at the local news desk in The Straits Times or The New Paper. Other areas include The Straits Times Sports or Life! or The Sunday Times. Those who have done Economics as a subject may be considered for The Business Times or The Straits Times Money Desk.
- When will I know the outcome of scholarship application?
We will let you know if you are shortlisted for the final round of interview in April. Successful candidates will be informed of the outcome in May.
- When should I apply for mid-term scholarship?
You can apply anytime from November onwards. If you are successful, we will arrange for you to intern from April/May till end-July.
- When should I apply if I am a male candidate and will be enlisted for national service?
You can apply anytime from October onwards or after your ORD. Successful candidates who will be enlisted in April can still intern prior to their enlistment. Otherwise, we will KIV your application till your ORD.
- Is the scholarship open to foreigners?
Our scholarship is open to Singapore citizens and Singapore permanent residents only.
|Tips on how to be a good journalist:
Have something to write about before you try writing it. If you can’t write it down, you don’t have an idea, let alone a story.
Tell your readers something new. That’s why they pay for the newspaper. Keep them in mind.
Write plain, simple English. Simple words are the most powerful. Remember, easy reading is really hard writing. If you can, make your words sing. If you can’t, at least make them clear.
Write so your reader will say, “I feel as though I have actually seen what you have described.”
Learn to edit your own copy. The easy part about writing is you don’t have to get it right the first time - unlike, say, in brain surgery. Besides, a good story does not need decoration.
Read every day - three, four books at a time and all the magazines you can lay your hands on. Read as much as you can of the best writers.
Feed your mind as you feed your body every day. Keep your mind open to new ideas and think.
Be obsessed with accuracy. It is paramount. If you don’t treat facts as sacred, you should be a fiction writer.
Learn your craft. As you learn, some grinding of the teeth is allowed, but not too much. No one puts a gun to your head and orders you to be a journalist.
Join us. All great journeys begin with the first step.
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We partner local universities and polytechnics in offering internship placements for students to work as interns in the following positions:
- Artists/ Graphic Designers
- Content Producers
- Web Designers
- Research Assistants
- Multimedia Journalists
- Magazine Writers
- Events/ Project Assistants
Documents to submit:
Please submit the completed application form, resume, all educational certificates, URL of your portfolio or writing samples (if applicable) and your student pass.
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