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Journalist Intern

Johannesburg, Illovo, Sandton

Job Type

Contract type


Full time

Fixed term


About the Role

Type: Four-month contract

Cost-to-company: R5000.00 per month

Education level: Degree

Job level: Intern

NB: Writing piece and paragraph to be submitted with CV

This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in gaining experience working in a new-age newsroom environment with a team of specialist journalists and editors.

This intern will rotate on a monthly basis between three trade publications to get a variety of editorial input and experience while maintaining some administrative tasks across publications.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Administrative tasks of uploading articles daily across titles and managing the website back-end

  • Assisting journalists and editors with research and client follow-ups

  • Managing social media platforms

  • Attending functions

  • Experience in story writing and copy editing


  • Degree in journalism, English, or communications

  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken

  • Valid driving licence

  • Own car

  • High attention to detail

  • Outgoing and comfortable with networking

  • Loves the challenge of daily deadlines and finding stories

  • Good work organisation, time management skills and the ability to work well under pressure

  • Self-motivated, positive, proactive and delivers quality work

Please submit an unedited piece of your own writing and a paragraph outlining why you want the position and are capable of performing in the role. 

About the Company

Now Media (Pty) Ltd, the largest travel trade publisher in Africa, has been committed to promoting travel and trade in the Southern African region since 1953. Based in Illovo, Johannesburg, Now Media prides itself on being an innovator of cutting-edge promotional products for the freight, travel and tourism industries.

The company is generally seen as a positive workplace by current and past staff members.

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