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tech program

“Our Tech Program is an important part of securing the future of journalism. The curiosity and creative drive of our tech talents play a key role in promoting disruptive innovations and an understanding of interdisciplinary work in the Group.”

Henrike Hedel
Head of Tech Program

advantages of our tech program

1.400 € Allowance per month

Participation in progressive projects

Small groups and intensive supervision

Perspectives in one of the most successful media house in Europe

content of our training

At Axel Springer, we want to make journalism future-proof and promote the development of disruptive innovations. This is only possible if new technologies and journalism go hand in hand. That’s why we created an innovative tech program for young tech talents who want to advance the future of technology-driven media innovations through interdisciplinary teamwork between tech and journalism experts.

In addition, current tech trends and derived potentials for the media industry are regularly introduced and discussed in events and workshops.

TECH STUDIES AT CODE

For the theoretical training of our tech talents, we work together with the CODE University of Applied Sciences. One of three state-recognized courses can be chosen (B.Sc. Software Engineering, B.A. Interaction Design and B.A. Product Management). CODE pursues an innovative learning concept that relies on theory through practice, self-learning skills and interdisciplinarity and is shaped by the curiosity and creativity of the students themselves.

ON-THE-JOB TRAININGS

Parallel to their studies, our tech talents get practical experience in their home unit or through so-called unit visits within Axel Springer. The duration of the assignment is usually 6 months and offers the opportunity to deepen one’s own skills, get to know different brands and thus understand Axel Springer as a whole. The cost of living is covered by a fair salary.

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS

An important part of the program is the six-month collaboration in interdisciplinary projects. The aim is to create a common understanding of tech-driven media innovations in all phases of story production. The work is characterized by a close connection to our units and editorial offices, as well as the exploratory nature of the projects.

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