Monday, 3 August 2015

Journalism Internship At Witness 2015

Interns will be mentored on-the-job while writing articles across a variety of beats. It is the oldest continuously published newspaper in South Africa, having first been published on 27 February 1846.

* Interns will be required to do research as well as his/her own and supplementary reporting. He/she will be expected to originate story ideas.

Minimum Requirements

*Applicants must have matric and a completed qualification in media, communications or journalism.
* A clean criminal record
* A Valid driver’s licence

Flexibility and willingness to work overtime when required

Skills & Competencies

A good general knowledge
Computer literacy
Excellent command of written and spoken English
Ability to work under pressure
A sharp news sense and an ability to generate own stories suitable for the title

Duties & Responsibilities

•Investigate and research article content for news
•Write news and articles, adhering to strict deadlines;
•Create target-market-specific articles;
•Adhere to the quality , style and content standards as laid out and required by the particular publication;
•Comply with the requirements of the South African Press Code;
•Proofread articles;
•May be required to complete layout and other production-related tasks;
•May be required to take photographs; and
•May be required to produce content for online and other platforms
About Us The Witness (previously The Natal Witness) is a daily newspaper published in Pietermaritzburg.

It mainly serves readers in Pietermaritzburg, Durban and the inland areas of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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