Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Apply for an Independent Media intern 2016

Be part of creating a non-racial, more inclusive, and tolerant and just South Africa.

Independent Media and the Fibre Processing & Manufacturing Seta (FP&M) are calling all Journalism and Communication Science Graduates to participate in a skills development programme supporting the “Racism Stops with Me” campaign. This programme will provide skills development in content production for multiple media platforms focusing on “Race and Racism in South Africa”.

* Do you want to learn whilst working alongside some of the most brilliant minds in media?

* Are you comfortable to talk about race and racism?

* Do you have wide-ranging interests and an active and enquiring mind?

* Do you love reading?

* Do you love working with the English language?

* Do you thrive under deadline pressure?

* Are you techno savvy?

The duration of the internship is 12 months and applicants must be committed to the internship for the full duration.

Successful interns will be paid a stipend and placed across our different workplaces in JHB, Durban and Cape Town from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

The successful applicant must meet the following criteria:

Must have a relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent, e.g.Journalism, Communication Science, Information Technology (designing apps will be advantageous)

Be interested in print, online, mobile and digital media

Be computer literate

Be able to work under pressure in a highly demanding environment

Be innovative and creative

Be techno savvy

Own a smart phone

Be committed to the programme for the duration of the internship from 1stApril 2016 to 31 March 2017 in the region of their choice

Have excellent communication skills

Preferred competencies:

Good organisational skills

Good time management skills

Self-motivated and able to work under pressure

Listening skills


Ability to work as part of a team

Detail orientated

Good interpersonal skills

Have good understanding of social media platforms

Independent Media is committed to Employment Equity and Affirmative Action.

Interested applicants who meet all the criteria, must submit a detailed CV, stating which region best suites them together with a 500 word essay on “How Race and Racism has impacted my life, family and community”.

Applications and essays must be emailed to the following by no later than 06 March 2016.

Cape Town - (Attention: Lucien Jacobs)

Durban - (Attention: Hajra Johns)

Gauteng – (Attention: Mpumi Mqina)

* If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, your application, regrettably, was unsuccessful.

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