Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Journalism Internship Opportunity at W24 2018

W24 is looking for a young and dynamic intern with a keen interest in women issues to join their Johannesburg based team. The successful candidate will be working with a small, dedicated editorial team to create lifestyle content for South African women.

A degree in journalism, English or creative writing is required. The successful candidate is further required to have blogging and or writing experience.

24.com is a leading African network of popular digital publishing brands and online services across internet, mobile, applications, job listings and interactive TV.

Centered on News24, 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 6 million local unique browsers monthly.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Coming up with story ideas, writing and editing articles;
  • Loading and editing articles into the content management system;
  • Researching stories and trends both online and IRL. Phone sources, investigate practices and do interviews;
  • Sourcing and resizing images (experience in Photoshop is a huge advantage!);
  • Shooting and editing video.
Qualifications and Skills

  • Writing experience (published pieces and/or personal blog);
  • Familiar with the W24 editorial voice and aesthetic;
  • Able to write engaging and catchy headlines and blurbs - Interest and knowledge of the various editorial pillars;
  • Excellent command of the English language;
  • Good subbing and editing skills;
  • Understanding of the online environment;
  • Meticulous editor, perfectionist, obsessive attention to detail, maddened by typos and broken links, delighted by finding and fixing them;
  • Excellent communication skills with a can-do attitude;
  • Interested in and engaged with social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube and Pinterest; Own, unique voice, strong opinions, willingness to explore new things - Sense of humour;
  • Degree or diploma in journalism, English or creative writing;
  • Blogging and or writing experience;
  • Able to work Monday to Friday.

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