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Wanted: Intern Junior Writers @eNCA

eNCA is looking for two junior writer interns (night shift) in Johannesburg. eNCA is a 24-hour television news broadcaster focusing on South African and African stories

Reporting to the online news editor: eNCA Online, your key performance areas will include:

  • Identify stories in line with editorial policy and aims
  • Prepare morning stories and morning handover
  • Constant monitoring of wire feeds
  • Alert broader team to breaking new stories
  • Write web-ready pieces using broadcast source material
  • Source visuals from archives when needed
  • Liaise with television side of the business to ensure relevant content is reflected on website
  • Upload stories are tagged and effectively linked to other relevant content
  • Technical troubleshooting
  • Assist with content for social network sites, including Twitter and Facebook
  •  Make calls to emergency services and SAPS
  • Upload channel packages and video into the CMS (content management system)


  • Computer literate
  • Demonstrable interest in and passion for hard news
  • Understanding of online news and new media
  • Perfect English
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong visual sense
  • A passion for story telling
  • Understanding of journalistic ethics
  • Basic sense of legal issues around broadcast and online media
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good sense of humour and robust nature
  • Solutions- and outcomes-orientated
  • Good understanding of social media
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure, and deliver on deadline


  • Proficiency with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Suite and /or other high-end video and photo editing tools
  • Understanding of local and international web video trends and best practice
  • Familiarity with web content management systems
  • Own transport

The successful candidates will be required to work irregular and long hours, including weekends, public holidays and standby shifts.

How to apply

Closing date is 22 January 2016.

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If you possess the criteria and qualifications as stated, please send your Application form (download here) together with a detailed CV to [email protected]

Only shortlisted applicants who meet the criteria will be contacted. If you have not received a response within 14 days after closing of the advert, please accept that your application was not successful.

Via – eNCA