Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Journalist Internship Opportunity at Health24 2017

Media24 is a leading media company in Africa with interests in digital media, newspapers, magazines, printing, distribution, book publishing, job classifieds and ecommerce.

Media24’s digital media division, 24.com, is a leading African network of popular digital publishing brands and online services across internet, mobile and applications.

24.com is dedicated to creating and sustaining uniquely African online and mobile communities. As South Africa’s largest digital publishing house, the network welcomes over 16 million local unique browsers monthly.

Media24 is part of Naspers, a multinational group of media and ecommerce platforms.

Working for Health24 to help keep the site updated and fresh daily. Providing support in all aspects of editorial to a team of content producers and editors.

The successful candidate should have a degree or diploma in journalism, English or creative writing.

Minimum Requirements 
- Degree or diploma in journalism, English or creative writing.
- Blogging and or writing experience

Skills & Competencies 
- Writing experience (published pieces and/or personal blog)
- Able to adapt to the Health24 editorial voice and aesthet
- Able to write engaging and catchy headlines and blurbs
- Interest and knowledge of health topics
- Excellent command of the English language
- Subbing and editing skills
- Understanding of the online environment
- Excellent communication skills with a can-do attitude
- A+ multi-tasker and juggler of responsibilities big and small
- Interested in and engaged with social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube and/or Pinterest
- Curiousity and willingness to learn

Duties & Responsibilities 

- Supporting editorial staff
- Loading and editing articles into the content management system
- Researching stories and trends both online and IRL. Phone sources, investigate stories and gather info
- Sourcing and resizing images
- Coming up with story ideas, writing and editing articles
- Keeping expert sections updated


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