Journalism Learnership Programme 2022/2023

About the journalism learnership programme

Do you want to start a career within journalism industry? if the answer is YES then this learnership programme could be suitable for you. Interested individuals must passionate about writing since journalism is about reporting news this could be on magazines or newspapers. There plenty companies that offering this career opportunity, individuals just need to meet all the necessary requirements. Candidates who are going to participate on this learnership opportunity will valuable knowledge and skills within journalism industry.

Selected candidates will receive a monthly stipend however they will be responsible for their own meal, transport and accommodation costs.

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 consider 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

Journalism learnership programme usually takes a period of twelve to twenty four months.

Basic Requirements

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

Basic stipulations needed:

Interested individuals must be residing with South African boarders

  • Applicants must be in possession of an ID document/book/card
  • All candidates must be in possession of Matric or Grade 12 certificate
  • Candidates must have a diploma or degree in the field of their application
  • Candidates must be proficient in the English language
  • All candidates must be computer literate
  • Applicants must not be employed
  • All applicants must not be part of any other learnership
  • Applicants 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 important that interested candidates include a detailed curriculum vitae and any other additional information they may feel is important to their applications. They must also include copies of all necessary documents which are certified and no older than three months. Please do not attach original documents. Disabled people are encouraged to apply however they should state the nature of the disability on their applications.