Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Journalism Interns Opportunities at Wits Justice Project 2017

The Wits Justice Project (WJP) investigates miscarriages of justice and raises awareness of issues within the criminal justice system with an aim to advocate for change, strengthen procedures and build on reform efforts.

This is achieved through investigative journalism, advocacy, research and education.



WJP seeks to appoint two Journalism Interns, based in Johannesburg.

Start date: 01 March 2017

Remuneration: Competitive monthly stipend

This is a six-month contract with an option to renew once.

Responsibilities:
  • Produce regular social media including blogs, tweets, Facebook posts
  • Investigate and research, identify and interview and produce journalist products
  • Be willing to visit prisons, courts and police stations from time to time
  • Be willing to interview inmates
  • Evaluate and respond to correspondence from inmates
  • Carry out various office administration tasks
  • Be willing to assist with a variety of projects including organising events and seminars
  • Work as a member of a small, hard-working, team which is passionate about human rights
Requirements:
  • A relevant degree from an accredited University
  • A keen interest in human rights
Advantageous:
  • Proven ability to carry out journalistic research and investigations, and to be able to produce from that compelling media products
  • Social Media and web site management experience
To apply, submit a letter of motivation and detailed CV to simoniah.mashangoane@wits.ac.za.

Closing date:  Friday, 17 February, 2017

The WJP reserves the right not to make an appointment and continue searching after the closing date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For more about the Wits Justice Project, refer to  www.witsjusticeproject.co.za

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