Position title
Jacaranda FM: News Internships 2024 Apply Online
Description

Jacaranda FM is offering an exciting opportunity for passionate individuals interested in pursuing a career in journalism and news reporting. As a News Intern, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the dynamic world of radio journalism, working alongside seasoned professionals in a fast-paced news environment.

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Responsibilities
  • Assisting in the research, writing, and editing of news stories across diverse topics, ensuring accuracy and adherence to journalistic standards.
  • Conducting interviews and gathering information from various sources to create compelling news content for radio broadcasts and digital platforms.
  • Collaborating with the news team to pitch and develop story ideas that resonate with the audience and reflect current events and community interests.
  • Participating in newsroom activities, including attending editorial meetings, contributing ideas, and learning about news production processes.
  • Assisting with administrative tasks related to news reporting, such as fact-checking, transcribing interviews, and organizing news archives.
Qualifications
  • A passion for journalism, news reporting, and storytelling.
  • Pursuing or recently completed a degree in Journalism, Communications, Media Studies, or related field.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English.
  • Strong research abilities and a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and familiarity with digital media tools is advantageous.
  • Previous experience or coursework in journalism, radio, or news reporting is a plus.
Job Benefits
  • Successful candidates will gain valuable hands-on experience in radio journalism, mentorship from industry professionals, and exposure to various facets of news production.
  • Opportunities for growth and potential consideration for future employment within the organization may be available based on performance.
Contacts
  • Prepare Your Materials: Gather all necessary documents, including your resume, a compelling cover letter, and any relevant portfolio samples showcasing your writing, reporting, or journalistic work.
  • Tailor Your Application: Customize your resume and cover letter to highlight relevant experiences, skills, and passion for journalism. Emphasize how your background aligns with the internship's requirements.
  • Review Requirements: Carefully read the job description and internship details to understand what the role entails, the qualifications needed, and the application deadline.
  • Format and Proofread: Ensure your documents are well-formatted, error-free, and professional in appearance. Pay attention to grammar, spelling, and overall presentation.
  • Submit Your Application: Send your application materials to the designated email address provided by Jacaranda FM. Make sure to include the job title ("News Internship Application - Jacaranda FM") in the subject line to ensure it reaches the right department.
  • Follow Up: After submitting your application, consider sending a polite follow-up email within a reasonable timeframe to express your continued interest in the position. Use this opportunity to reiterate your enthusiasm and qualifications for the role.
  • Prepare for Interviews: If shortlisted, prepare for potential interviews by researching Jacaranda FM, understanding their news style, and being ready to discuss your interest in journalism and your relevant experiences.
Employment Type
Intern
Duration of employment
3 Months
Industry
Broadcast Media Production and Distribution
Job Location
Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa, Midrand, Gauteng, 1685, South Africa
Working Hours
09
Date posted
January 5, 2024
Valid through
January 5, 2027
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