Location: KwaZulu Natal
Closing Date: 23 May 2012

Independent Newspapers KwaZulu-Natal invites applications from graduates and 3rd year journalism students who are interested in serving as journalism interns. This is an exciting opportunity to gain first-hand experience in journalism.

The incumbents will be required to work for our various titles from 01 July 2012 – 31 December 2012.

The successful applicants should meet the following criteria

  • Be graduates or 3rd year journalism students
  • Be computer literate.
  • Have good language skills and be able to write well
  • Be addicted to news and have a good general knowledge
  • Be passionate about journalism and teamwork
  • Be prepared to work irregular hours, including weekends and public holidays.
  • Have excellent organisational skills.
  • Be able to work under constant deadline pressure.
  • Have an inquiring mind
  • Be creative and show initiative
  • Have a driver’s licence

Preferred Competency

Short-listed candidates will go through an assessment test and thereafter an interview. Successful candidates will need to be available and committed for the period of the internship (01 July – 31 Dec 2012).

Independent Newspapers is committed to its Employment Equity and Affirmative Action plans.

All interested and suitably qualified applicants should submit a written application and an essay (of no more than 500 words) on Why I want to become a journalist, together with a detailed CV, via post / email: [email protected] to be received by no later than 4h30pm on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 to:

Attention: Hajra Johns HR & Training Officer, Independent Newspapers Kzn PO Box 47549, Greyville, 4023