Journalism Training Programme 2018 at Times Media

Closing Date: 31 October 2014 at 16h00
WANT A CAREER IN JOURNALISM?If you are a recent graduate, a South African citizen under 30, have initiative and curiousity, excellent English language writing skills and a strong commitement to a career in journalism with Times Media we’d like to meet you.

The programme has been offering graduates from all disciplines  an opportuinity to start  a career in journalism  for over 10 years. Most of the training takes place in Johannesburg but you  may be required to work in other centres where we have operations during the training year.  If you are successful in demonstrating that you have the potential to be a great journalist in Times Media we’ll give you a training contract, training by expert practitioners, a monthly stipend and the opportunity to work in several of our media operations and newsrooms.If you are accepted onto the programme your training will consist of formal and informal training sessions, hands-on practical sessions and coaching as well as experiential training periods with various news operations in the company. You will be required to build a portfolio of the work you do. This programme runs from 2 February – 31 December 2015

Time Media cannot guarantee a job after your training contract but if you have demonstrated commitment and journalistic skill you will be prioritised for junior journalist positions that may become available in the company.How to apply:

Click here to download the application form and complete it. Write an essay/article of not more than 600 words on the topic: “The good, the bad and the downright ugly – Twitter in South African society and politics”

The essay/article must be typed using a computer and double spacing and must demonstrate evidence of research. It should contain facts and quotes. It must be written in a clear and coherent journalistic – not academic – style and be entirely your own original work.

You must e-mail the application form and the essay only to: [email protected]Please put “TM Journalism Internship” in the subject line of your e-mail and attach the form and the essay only.

Queries with regard to the application process can be directed to Phumzile Mbatha on 011-280-5861.

Do not send any other documents with your application and essay.

If you do not receive a response from us by 30 November 2014 please consider your application unsuccessful.

If your essay gets you through to the first phase of the selection process you will be invited to an interview and will be asked to complete a written assessment.

Preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of the company and to those who have valid driver’s licences.

Via – Times Media