Editorial internship at the M&G

UPDATE
Applications for the internships are closed and no further application packs will be sent out. Following an overwhelming response to the invitation to apply, the Mail & Guardian has sent out more than 3 000 application packs to prospective candidates, and received several hundred formal applications as a result — which we will be reviewing during the final two weeks of February. We will endeavour to respond to each person who submitted a formal application, and advise those selected to the short list of the procedure for further interviews at the beginning of March 2016. Thank you for your interest, your passion and your patience. We on the M&G’s editorial production team are honoured to have seen such a phenomenal response to this programme, and  are filled with great hope for the future of journalism in South Africa.

Original advertisement:
The Mail & Guardian is pleased to invite young graduates to apply for one of three paid editorial internships in its Johannesburg newsroom, running from April 2016 to March 2017.

While there will be opportunities to report and write, the focus of the internship programme will be the editorial processes involved in the production and presentation of stories and articles both online and in print, as well as in multimedia. This programme will therefore not be limited to journalism graduates. Other appropriate fields of study may include, but are not limited to, languages and the liberal arts, graphic design, sound and video production, and website development.  

Interns will receive a general but thorough grounding in all aspects of editorial production, from copyediting, proofreading, page layout and design to site uploading and management, SEO headline writing and basic HTML, and picture, video and audio editing.   

It is in the M&G’s interest to seek out and nurture passion and potential, and to give those who hope to pursue a career in journalism a solid grounding in the fundamentals of the craft. In so doing we hope to ensure the continuation of quality journalism within the M&G and the wider industry.

Remuneration: R10 000 monthly allowance.

Required skills and experience: No experience necessary.

The internships will be based in Johannesburg. Interested parties are invited to request an application pack from  [email protected] by January 31 2016. A short-list of candidates will be selected by February 15 and further interviews will be conducted over the following two weeks. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of February.

Note: Some prospective applicants are reporting the email address [email protected] not working. We are receiving mails on that address but if for some reason your email bounces back please resend and CC [email protected]. We apologise for the inconvenience.

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