Friday, 29 January 2016

Health24 Internship 2016 is a leading African network of popular digital publishing brands and online services across internet, mobile, applications, job listings and interactive TV. Centered on News24, is dedicated to creating and sustaining uniquely African online and mobile communities. As South Africa's largest digital publishing house, the network welcomes over 6 million local unique browsers monthly. is looking for an Intern to join their Health24 team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following;
• Copy editing on B2B YourHealth portal.
• Research and writing for syndicated content.
• Image sourcing.
• Sourcing and building of medical expert database.

Minimum Requirements

• The applicant must be a junior, senior or graduate student at the time the application is submitted, but may have graduated before beginning the internship.
• The intern would preferably have had at least one previous internship at a news organization although this is not a requirement.

Skills & Competencies

• Excellent English written skills
• Sub editing skills
• Copy tasting skills
• Basic photo editing skills
• Keen eye for detail
• Willing to learn
• Ability to work to deadline
• Enjoy engaging with people online
• Flexible and proactive
• Fast learner
• Able to handle responsibility without continuous direction.

Duties & Responsibilities

• The intern will gain technical experience working with HTML, Photoshop and our database-driven content management system.
• In addition, he or she will acquire more journalistic skills, including writing headlines and summaries and sharpening his or her news judgment.
• The internship is intended to teach the skills used by a content producer for
• This on-the-job training will expose interns to how news judgments are made and how the plans for larger enterprise take shape.
• As the internship progresses, interns can expect to contribute more and more to the coverage.
• Candidates will preferably know some HTML and Photoshop and have a demonstrated interest in journalism and a familiarity with

Outputs include:

Load articles in the appropriate sections on the website
• Localise international articles
• Perform routine maintenance tasks on legacy content on the website, including to improve SEO
• Update content
• Load articles in the Multimedia section
• Upload Multimedia content related to Health24
• Populate and update sponsored sections and centres as required.
• Manage experts and forums and perform routine tasks required to keep the digital properties fresh and updated


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