Friday, 11 March 2016

Drum Online Journalist Internship 2016 is looking for an enthusiastic intern to join the Drum online team. The successful candidate must have a love for digital publishing and marketing to assist with the daily content creation and packaging.

Minimum Requirements

• Tertiary qualification advantageous
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Social media familiarity
• Basic Photoshop (or equivalent skills
• Good writing skills

Skills & Competencies

• Excellent English written skills
• Sub-editing skills
• Copy tasting skills
• Basic photo editing skills
• Translating from Afrikaans to English advantageous
• 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.

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.

Duties & Responsibilities

The intern's duties include producing articles, photos and multimedia for DRUM on the Web;

• He or she is also expected to assist other content producers and the Editor by conducting research and compiling information for special sections, enterprise stories and breaking news events.
• 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 DRUM.
•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 DRUM.

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 DRUM
• Populate and update sponsored sections and centers as required
• Manage forums and perform routine tasks required to keep the digital properties fresh and updated.

Close Date: 2016/03/15


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