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Call for applications: Music journalism internship with allowances

June-08
16:16 PM 2017

We seek a journalism intern to join the Music In Africa team at our head office in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The intern will learn about all aspects of online music journalism and will be required to research and write news and features about African music. The intern will also learn about content management and work closely with the Senior Editor.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who loves music and wants to learn about producing top quality content for the internet.

Key responsibilities

Write news and features about African music
Cover music events
Moderate content generated by Music In Africa users
Assist implementation of social media strategy
Research, write and submit accurate biographies of African music operators (musicians, publishers, distributors, events, venues, marketing experts, music schools, etc.)
Help create and send out bimonthly newsletter
Performing other duties as may be required

Requirements

Be in the final year of studies or be a recent journalism/communications/media/English graduate
A knack for the written word
Interest in music
Computer literate
Ability to meet deadlines
Punctuality and being able to follow instructions

If you are interested in this opportunity to kick-start your journalism career, send your CV, motivational letter and three examples of your writing (can be course essays/assignments) to Kalin Pashaliev (kalin@musicinafrica.net) by June 23. You can also call +27 (0)10 140 1317 if you have any queries. The internship will run for three to six months, depending on the availability of the candidate.

Job description

Remuneration: Negotiable transport and lunch allowance
Coacher: Senior editor

The Music In Africa Foundation’s website www.musicinafrica.net is easily the fastest growing information and exchange web portal dedicated to the African music sector, reaching thousands of people every day. With hundreds of contributors across the globe and thousands of musicians registered on the website, the publication has a reputation of providing reliable and useful information for fans and music professionals on the continent.

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