Thursday, 2 February 2017

Communications Intern at Mint Language Consultancy 2017

Mint Language Consultancy is a full-service language enhancement and corporate communications firm. 


We help our clients to effectively harness the power of language through a range of language-based services including but not limited to:

- Corporate communications strategy
- Reputation management
- Copywriting
- Copyediting
- Proofreading
- Corporate communications training

We are passionate about creative, compelling and concise language. But we are just as passionate about people. So, no matter what the task or linguistic pickle, we are always ready to talk it through and develop bespoke solutions for our clients.

Calling all currently enrolled communications/PR/English/linguistics honours students!

Are you a word nerd? A passionate communicator? A stickler for detail? Business savvy? Looking for an internship to bulk-up the work experience on your CV? Then read on...

Ok, so what will I do there?

  • Provide grammatically-flawless written communications support through the drafting and editing of basic communications materials which may include press releases, white papers, corporate internal communications, status reports and other materials as directed
  • Conduct thorough research
  • Provide social media assistance
  • Provide support across various projects and assist with reporting requirements
  • Attend client meetings, presentations and brainstorming sessions where appropriate
  • Event support
  • Media list and other database management 
  • Administrative support as directed (answering phone calls, dealing with client queries, filing, etc.)
What are the working hours?
We’ll need you for three days/24 hours a week. Because the ideal candidate is a student, we are happy to work around your schedule (within reason).

Will I be paid or is this an indentured labour situation?
A little bit of both. You will be paid a stipend to cover transport, lunch, etc. Also, if you get through the internship without blowing up the office, you will get a sterling reference/report from us. If you’re an absolute rock star, there is a possibly we’ll extend the contract and perhaps ultimately take you on in a more permanent capacity.


Please note:
  • This is a three-month fixed-term contract with the possibility of renewal if you’re half-way decent.
  • This internship is for currently enrolled students. Please do not apply if you are looking for a full-time position. 

Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills
  • Excellent computer skills with experience in social media and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and social media marketing approaches
  • The ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented with strong organisational skills
Personal Skills/Attributes
  • Clear demonstration of a desire to learn and grow as a professional communicator
  • The ability to work independently and with others
  • Dependability, flexibility, and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Openness to learning and growing within the internship experience
  • Self-motivated with minimal hand-holding required
  • Not shady
What next?

If this role tickles your fancy, please go ahead and send us:
  • A copy of your CV of no longer than TWO pages. Kindly leave out any netball captaincies or primary school class monitorships. Relevant info only.
  • Copies of all university academic transcripts or most recent academic report.
Location: Johannesburg

Applications that do not meet these requirements will go straight into the ether. No exceptions.

Send your cover letter and CV to Munene Khoza: info@mintlanguage.co.za

If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, please consider your application appreciated but unsuccessful. And if we’re dazzled by your CV and academic prowess, we will be in touch soon.

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