Journalism Learnerships Programme 2021

Abou the Journalism Learnerships Programme

Journalism is not basically about writing an article or about an event of course its more than that. There are many career fields that are involved within Media Industry. The importance of this industry is that most people get to benefits because of Journalism people are well informed about global events, fashion changes, music, movies and more they do that through journalism. For instance if whenever something is changing, happening or developing will be made aware through media. If writing is something that you are passionate about or not sure, journalism Learnerships are good way to find out.

Journalism was and mostly is still considered as a form of investigative reporting on current issues, trends, social or political issues and all forms of news. Newspapers and magazines were the popular way of spreading news. But with today?s technological advancements television, radio and the internet, and even social media is the new way of receiving information on all of the changes around the world. As a result , the world of journalism is also changing.

Journalism is about reporting the who, what, where and when of all events and changes big and small. Journalism is about reporting events and delivering news or stories of what is happening. Some journalists are just writers of stories or editors who get a story straight. Where many others still do field work and go out into dangerous or unknown fields to get the story they want. You get journalists that only focus on news events and others that prefer the fashion industry or global events.

Companies offering Journalism Learnerships

  • Mail & Guardian
  • Times Media Group ? Avusa Media
  • SABC
  • Spree – Media 24
  • True Love Magazine ? Media 24
  • Etv
  • East Coast Radio

Journalism Learnerships Available
There are a couple of careers to take into account in this industry. Yet, it mostly focuses on newspapers, magazines, television, and radio. We have listed some of the more openly advertised positions available for learnerships here below.

Career options:

  • Television Reporter
  • News Journalist
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Reporter

Most learnerships offered in these fields are for a 12 or 24-month period. Successful individuals will most likely also receive a monthly allowance or stipend but transport, meals, and accommodation will most likely not be included.

The requirements for journalism learnerships will be slightly different for each company. However, there are many similar stipulations. Applicants applying for a learnership must be sure to meet all set stipulations as given by the company they are applying to. We have composed a list of basic requirements for you to start with.

Basic stipulations needed:

  • Individuals must be a permanent citizen of South Africa
  • Individuals must have an ID document/book/card
  • All individuals must hold a Matric or Grade 12 certificate
  • Individuals must have a diploma or degree in the field of their application
  • Individuals must be proficient in the English language
  •  Individuals must be computer literate
  • Individuals must be currently unemployed
  • All individuals must not be part of any other learnership
  • Individuals must hold a medical certificate stating disability if applicable
  • All applicants must be detail-orientated

Basic writing skills, Photoshop and Microsoft Office familiarity is also recommended depending on the career field you are entering. Any and all extra-curricular activities you were part of in this industry is worth mentioning, any recommendations and a CV must also be attached to your application

It is vital that all individuals give current contact details, telephone numbers, email address, postal and physical address. All documents must be copied and certified, please, do not attach your originals to the application. All individuals with  disability are also encouraged to apply.