Applicants must select one of the following areas of focus, plus one optional backup:
Interns are responsible for fact-checking, proofreading, research, and occasional writing for the online daily news website and monthly magazines. Candidates should exhibit strong grammar and writing skills and have previous professional experience (preferably at a newspaper/magazine).
News interns will get an up-close look at reporting on—and writing about—local and countrywide issues including politics, social justice etc for newcastillian.co.za. In addition to reporting and writing, interns will conduct research, generate ideas, and help produce longer stories. Experience reporting on government and government departments is a plus but not required.
We’re looking for a design intern to work in the art department of The Newcastillian magazine. Responsibilities include: participating in the planning of the art that goes in the magazine; assisting in the design and production of editorial pages; and designing sales and marketing materials. We are looking for students with solid understanding of graphic design principles, interest in editorial design and experience with Coreldraw Graphics Suite Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop. Candidates should be organized, deadline-driven, and effective communicators.
Marketing internship: We are looking for enthusiastic marketing interns to join our marketing department and provide creative ideas to help enhance the Newcastillian Magazine & Pixelfish Marketing brand. Marketing interns will have the opportunity to collaborate with our marketing and advertising teams throughout all stages of multiple marketing campaigns. Interns are responsible for proofreading, research, database development, event coordination, and occasional writing. This internship opportunity is a great way to gain hands-on marketing experience in the world of marketing, media & publishing! Candidates should exhibit outstanding oral and written communication skills. A degree in Marketing preferred.
Please email the following:
- Cover letter clearly indicating your desired area of focus and (optional) backup area of focus in the first sentence
- Two references
- Three published clips (editorial and news)
- Two writing samples (marketing)
- Photography portfolio (photo)
- Design portfolio (design)
- Optional: Relevant portfolio or personal website