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Taylor: Swift to the segue for the new generation

WIN News Cairns have announced that they are accepting applications for work-experience positions in the news-reading department.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to collect coffee and dry-cleaning for the busy WIN editorial and on-camera team. They will also receive lengthy, rumpled, sincere briefings on meteorological phenomena from Livio Regano. And, as a bonus, they will be mentored by multi-millionaire newscaster Paul Taylor (above).

Taylor is now an icon of the industry but his break originally came when, as an unemployed conceptual cartoonist, he was plucked from obscurity by WIN News and remodelled as an slightly disconcerting, bionic amalgam of Mike Munro and Bruce Paige. Better than they were before. Better, stronger, faster. Mr Taylor's trademark 'quizzical-enigmatic' half grimace (above) on ad-breaks and correspondent-crosses took years to develop. It has been oft imitated but never equalled.

Cheree Nankervis, 19, of Bungalow is one of many keen JCU media students who have applied for the opportunity at WIN. "I've been practicing my 'quizzigmatic' and my pronunciation of 'Netanyahu' and 'Trump'," she said. "I'm great at karaoke. I met Karl Stef once, and he pinched my arse. I'd love to meet Livio and present the Sunday morning fishing report. I love Far North Queensand."

Applications close on Friday.


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