Sunday, 22 December 2019

CapeTownMagazine.com Editorial Internship Opportunity 2020

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 content producer with a spirit of discovery. They will help our team craft articles, collate overviews, dabble in social media and lend a logistical hand around the office (but 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 loves to learn and grow.



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

The intern will need to work quickly and well under pressure, 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 factual 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
  • Write content for partners
  • Assist with social media tasks
  • Partake in monthly content planning meetings and pitch ideas for future stories
  • Upload content and media onto the CMS
  • Work to deadline on all tasks
  • Monitor web performance through Google Analytics
  • 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)
  • Enjoying a fast-paced environment
  • A positive can-do attitude
  • A hardcore work ethic and a serious drive to make the most of this experience
  • Social media experience
  • An aptitude to understand different processes
  • A sense of structure and ability to juggle many projects
  • Sound research skills
  • A social media presence (we don't mind how many followers you have - just that you know your way around platforms) Advantageous:
  • A degree/diploma in journalism/English/media studies
  • Understanding of SEO
  • Experience using CMS
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of Photoshop
  • 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 If interested, send your CV, a short letter of motivation and two writing samples to now@capetownmagazine.co.za (please use 'Application for Editorial Internship 2020' as your email subject line).

Applications close on 7 February 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a content producer’s challenge.

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