2018 internships: Online Journalism Internship at SME South Africa

Remuneration: R5000 per month Cost to company
Benefits: Petrol Allowance
Location: Johannesburg, Fourways
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Junior
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Occasional
Type: Contract
Reference: #Online Intern

Job description

Online intern for business/entrepreneurship website.

SME South Africa, an online business and entrepreneurship news portal is looking for an intern. This position is ideal for a journalist looking for a future in online media. The candidate must be hungry for business news and have a feeling for the local SME market.

The candidate must be digitally-oriented, competent on various social media platforms and have a strong interest in multimedia story-telling.

Company Description

SME South Africa is an online news portal. The website is a valuable resource for entrepreneurs and offers daily news articles, the latest trends, updates and developments relevant to SMEs from South Africa as well as in the region and globally.

  • A diploma or degree in journalism, languages or media studies
  • The ability to write fluently in English
  • A good general knowledge
  • Knowledge of current affairs
  • Basic knowledge of business and SA’s SME industry is advantageous
  • A valid driver’s licence and own transport
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer software and applications


  • Dedicated to quality and attention to detail
  • Good people skills
  • Excellent social media skills
  • Perseverance and results-driven attitude
  • Questioning and listening skills
  • The ability to work independently
  • Resilience
  • Initiative
  • Creativity
  • The ability to work under extreme pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Good time management and the ability to handle many tasks simultaneously and complete them
  • Good news sense

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Generate high quality content focusing on business and entrepreneurship on a daily basis
  • Meet strict deadline
  • Meet the publication’s required standards regarding quality, style and content
  • Attend functions
  • Create a network of contacts and liaise with them
  • Update website’s social media platforms including: Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and LinkedIn
  •  Could be required to perform production-related tasks
  • Could be required to take photographs and video

How to Apply

Send your CV and Quote reference

Contact details
SME South Africa
[email protected]