Drum 2017 Online Journalist Internship

Are you a journalist / media studies student in final year or have you completed your studies? Are you familiar with social media? Are you good with writing, Photoshop and Microsoft Office? The guys at 24.com might just find that you are what their looking for: an Intern Online Journalist for the Drum brand. The intern’s duties include producing articles, photos and multimedia for DRUM on the Web. He or she is also expected to assist other content producers and the Editor by conducting research and compiling information for special sections, enterprise stories and breaking news events. The intern will gain technical experience working with HTML, Photoshop and our database-driven content management system.

In addition, he or she will acquire more journalistic skills, including writing headlines and summaries and sharpening his or her news judgment. The internship is intended to teach the skills used by a content producer for DRUM. This on-the-job training will expose interns to how news judgments are made and how the plans for larger enterprise take shape. As the internship progresses, interns can expect to contribute more and more to the coverage. Candidates will preferably know some HTML and Photoshop and have a demonstrated interest in journalism and a familiarity with DRUM.

What are the requirements?

In order to be considered, candidates should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office • Social media familiarity • Basic Photoshop (or equivalent) skills • Good writing skills4
  • Excellent English written skills • Sub-editing skills • Copy tasting skills • Basic photo editing skills • Translating from Afrikaans to English advantageous • Keen eye for detail • Willing to learn • Ability to work to deadline • Enjoy engaging with people online • Flexible and proactive • Fast learner • Able to handle responsibility without continuous direction. The applicant must be a junior, senior or graduate student at the time the application is submitted, but may have graduated before beginning the internship. The intern would preferably have had at least one previous internship at a news organization although this is not a requirement.

How to apply?

To read more about the role of Online Journalist Intern at DRUM and to apply CLICK HERE

Closing date: 9 June 2017

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