Jacaranda FM: News Internship Programme 2020

at Jacaranda FM
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted January 19, 2020
Category General/Labour
Job Type Internship


Reference #




Contract Type


12 Months


Market Related


Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa



Jacaranda FM has a highly exciting opportunity available!

We are searching for TWO news interns to join our vibrant and dynamic news team.

We have partnered with The Wits Radio Academy, a center of training, research and public engagement in the field of radio. The Academy works with the university’s campus station, Voice of Wits 88.1FM in the heart of Braamfontein.

The two interns will rotate every 6 weeks between both organizations for a period of 12 months. Interns will be required to travel between Jacaranda FM (Midrand) and Wits (JHB).

Interns should not be committed to other fields of study because they will be required to attend various short courses in radio journalism.

The internship is designed to ensure that learning takes place in the various aspects and operations of a newsroom. The internship will be effective from February 2020 to January 2021 and offers a monthly basic stipend.


Job Functions


Broadcasting / Transmitting


    • At Jacaranda FM, interns will develop skills in the following areas:
    • Assist in various areas of the news department, thereby learning the practical skills involved
    • Assist in the general operations of a newsroom
    • Assist journalists in the compilation of their stories
    • Report from the field as well as work on the news desk
    • At VowFM, interns will develop skills in the following areas:
    • Compile and read daily bulletins
    • Report from the field
    • Package stories for current affairs programmes
    • Be actively involved in the day to day news and current affairs programming
    • Update social media with news content
    • Interns will be required to undertake short courses with the Wits Radio Academy


  • Qualification in Journalism or related field (Bachelors’ Degree or 3 years National Diploma)
  • Valid driver’s license or in the process of obtaining one
  • Good command of the English language, Preferably bilingual in Afrikaans and English.
  • Quality writing and voicing scripts for radio.
  • Check facts, accuracy, and quality of stories.
  • Operating studio and field recording and production equipment.
  • Minimal editing and multi-track mixing experience needed.