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Our employees are courageous and curious, enabling us to create and deliver media and entertainment products and services that help people realise their full potential. Times Media prides itself on fostering a work environment that offers opportunities for development, skills enhancement and growth.

The scope for development in the Times Media group is vast and a diverse and challenging environment is on offer. One’s development is only limited by the individual’s career aspirations.

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Internships 2015

- Times Media Graduate Journalism Training 2015

Times Media Graduate Journalism Training Internship 2015

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.

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.

This internship runs from 2 February – 31 December 2015

To apply:

  1. Download the application form and complete it.
  2. 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: mbathap@timesmedia.co.za
  • Submission close 16h00 on 31 October 2014.

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.

We look forward to receiving your application and essay.

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.

While the initial training will take place in Johannesburg you may be posted to other centres during your internship.

You will be required to build a portfolio of the work you do.

We 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.

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

We invite you to like our Journalism Training Programme SA page on Facebook and post any queries you may have on the page.

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