Monday, 30 July 2018

CapeTownMagazine.com Internship 2018

CapeTownMagazine.com is looking for a hardworking and go-getting intern to join its content team.


We’re looking for a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed writer/journalist with a spirit of discovery. Who will help craft articles, collate overviews, dabble in social media and lend a logistical hand around the office (note: the only coffee you’ll be fetching will be your own, so don’t worry about that). 

You must have a passion for digital media, and be someone who loved to learn and grow.

The editorial intern will contribute to all our content sections from events, to overviews and features. They will conduct research, do interviews and learn about social media.

The intern will need to work quickly and well under pressure and will need to be gifted with words and be a go-getter.

There’s opportunity to shoulder some serious responsibility here and to gain some valuable insight into the world of online publishing. Plus, there’s also a chance that the internship could evolve into a permanent position should you prove yourself an invaluable addition to the team.

Responsibilities:

Write events
Fact-check and update overviews and put together new overviews
Conduct interviews, research and collect accurate information for overviews and features
Source photos and videos and edit pics using image editing software
Learn and Incorporate SEO best practice into the articles
Upload content on the CMS
Write content for partners
Assist with social media tasks when requested
Partake in monthly content planning meetings and pitch ideas for future stories
Upload articles and pictures onto a CMS system
Make a concerted effort to meet all deadlines
Provide support to the editorial team in their drive for excellence, and be a resource to the company




Requirements
Strong writing ability with a good grasp of grammar and spelling (this will be tested)
A degree/diploma in Journalism/English/Media Studies (advantageous but not essential)
Accustomed to a fast-paced environment
A positive can-do attitude
A hard-core work ethic and a serious interest in getting the most of this experience
Understanding of SEO (advantageous but not essential)
Experience using CMS (advantageous but not essential)
Social media experience
An aptitude to understand different processes
A structured multi-tasker
Knowledge of Photoshop (advantageous but not essential)
Sound research skills

Advantageous:

Knowledge of Hootsuite
Familiarity with Google Analytics
Own transport and driver’s licence

Personal Skills/Attributes:

Solid worker that can handle pressure and create good content quickly.
A person that loves to be in the know about all things in Cape Town and the Western Cape
Positive attitude
A key interest in SEO and online media channels

To apply, send your CV, a short letter of motivation and two writing samples to content@capetownmagazine.com (please use ‘Application for 2018 Editorial Internship’ as your email subject line). Applications close on 17 August 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a writing test.

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