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EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP

Duration: 6 Months
Remuneration: Monthly stipend

Job description

CapeTownMagazine.com is looking for a hardworking and go-getting intern to join its content team. We’re looking for a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed writer/journalist with a spirit of discovery. Who will help craft articles, collate overviews, dabble in social media and lend a logistical hand around the office (note: the only coffee you’ll be fetching will be your own, so don’t worry about that).

The editorial intern will contribute to all our content sections from events, to overviews and features. They will conduct research, do interviews and learn about social media.

The intern will need to work quickly and well under pressure and will need to be gifted with words and be a go-getter.

There’s opportunity to shoulder some serious responsibility here and to gain some valuable insight into the world of online publishing. Plus, there’s also a chance that the internship could evolve into a permanent position should you prove yourself an invaluable addition to the team.

Responsibilities

  • Write events

  • Update “7 Things to do in Cape Town this Weekend”

  • Fact-check and update overviews and put together new overviews

  • Write feature covering all over sections

  • Source photos and videos and edit pics using Adobe Photoshop

  • Incorporate SEO best practice into the articles

  • Upload content on the CMS

  • Write social media posts from time to time

  • Partake in monthly content planning meetings and pitch ideas for future stories

  • Upload articles and pictures onto a CMS system

  • Help with compiling the weekly newsletter

  • Conduct interviews, research and collect accurate information for overviews and features

  • Make a concerted effort to meet all deadlines

Requirements

  • Strong writing ability with a good grasp of grammar and spelling (this will be tested)

  • A degree/diploma in Journalism/English/Media Studies (advantageous but not essential)

  • Accustomed to a fast-paced environment

  • A positive can-do attitude

  • A hard-core work ethic and a serious interest in getting the most of this experience

  • Understanding of SEO (advantageous but not essential)

  • Experience using CMS (advantageous but not essential)

  • Social media experience

  • An aptitude to understand different processes

  • A structured multi-tasker

  • Knowledge of Photoshop (advantageous but not essential)  

  • Sound research skills

Advantageous

  • Knowledge of Hootsuite

  • Familiarity with Google Analytics

  • Own transport and driver’s licence

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Solid worker that can handle pressure and create good content quickly.

  • A person that loves to be in the know about all things in Cape Town and the Western Cape

  • Positive attitude

  • A key interest in SEO and online media channels

 If interested, send your CV, a short letter of motivation and two writing samples to Justin at [email protected] (please use ‘Application for 2018 Editorial Internship’ as your email subject line). Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a writing test. 

Please note that if you have not heard from us within a month of sending your CV you should regard your application as unsuccessful.


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Partner Content Producer

Job Level: Mid
Salary: Basic Salary related to experience
Education level: Diploma
Type: Permanent

Job description

CapeTownMagazine.com is looking for a strong, organised and talented content producer with marketing/copywriting smarts to write partner content, including creating content on the overall content section and contribution to its social media channels.

This role is for you if you love creating targeted content about a wide range of discoveries, local businesses and things to do in Cape Town. Do you have a passion for writing content and connecting with people? Are you an absolute geek in your passion for spreading content created for online media, from websites to newsletters and from Twitter to Facebook? Do you have an interest in how to connect it to SEO results? Do you have the ability to work on a number of different projects at the same time?

This job offers an opportunity to work at a fast-paced online media company.

You will work with a small, driven team who have a finger on the pulse of what’s hot and happening in the Mother City. Prepare to see Cape Town as you’ve never seen her, as we uncover not only the big news but also all the unique stories that expand and add colour to our city.

The ideal candidate will have a well-developed interest in writing and online media. Good knowledge of content creation and online writing is necessary, as is some experience in Photoshop. Knowledge of driving content through Twitter and Facebook is very recommendable. As this position will mainly focus on creating stellar content to brief, you need to have a sense of copywriting/content marketing concepts to be able to uncover and grasp the unique points about a business and express these clearly in top-notch copy.

That said, this role offers room for growth into writing newsy and lifestyle content, too.

This position requires you to have a solid work ethic as well as to be eager, very organised, used to deadlines and passionate. If this sounds like you, apply below.

Responsibilities

Writing of content

  • Researching and writing content to brief, for partners and across pillars

  • Writing engaging content for our partners and a variety of events and things taking place in Cape Town and surrounds – doing it fast and efficiently

  • Quick turnaround on brainstorming, sourcing, researching and writing engaging SEO content for the following formats:

    • Partner content and events

    • Overviews

    • Newsworthy content

    • New places and discoveries in Cape Town

    • New content/viral/other content

    • Themes and themed content

  • A good understanding of the copy needs of social media channels, esp. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

  • Content management: a grasp of CMS and willingness to learn

  • Come up with strong efficient ways to grow content pillars and our readership

Analytics, communication and growth of readership

  • Work closely with the partner content and relationship manager to brainstorm and execute brand activation campaigns for partners

  • Communicating with partners and developing and managing positive client relationships

  • Attend events and go on unique experiences on behalf of CapeTownMagazine.com

  • Working closely with the head of content to develop new avenues of content and to increase unique visitors numbers, pageviews, newsletter subscriptions and community engagement

Requirements

  • Good command of the English language

  • Excellent writing ability

  • Good knowledge of search engines (SEO) and good researching skills

  • Working knowledge of Facebook and Twitter

  • Willingness to learn

  • Excellent telephone etiquette  

  • Knowledge and experience with CMS

  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop and the ability to work creatively would be advantageous

  • Passion for the reader

  • Be able to work on deadlines

 Advantageous

  • Copywriting or content marketing experience

  • Video production

If you want to be on board for the ride, send us your CV and a cover letter. Please note that shortlisted candidates will be asked to send through writing samples and will have to complete a writing test.

Send your CV and a motivation letter to (please use ‘Application for Partner Content Producer’ as your email subject line) by Friday, 22 February 2017 to [email protected] Att: Elvorne Palmer.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within two weeks of sending your CV, you should regard your application as unsuccessful.

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Marketing Intern

Duration: 6 months
Salary: Intern salary

CapeTownMagazine.com is Cape Town’s online magazine enabling daily discoveries for everyone - both locally and internationally. From the beginning it has been about “story telling instead of selling”. Now it is about story making. We have room for 1 new marketing intern. Is that you?

As independent and owner driven media company we push harder and work channels smarter, develop strategies that didn’t exist before, and create successes no other has achieved before.  

With a strong, tried and tested multichannel approach, we have developed a partnership programme whereby we enable the most unique experiences to be brought out in the biggest way, as well as bringing out the biggest experiences, in the most unique way. A dedicated team of 24/7 go-getters with vast experience in online and digital, we pride ourselves in doing things that work. A large part of this success is tight analysis, reporting and seeing the music in solid preparation. Actions - not words.  

We have one space for that person that knows they would do anything to be a part of this.

The right candidate must have the following:

Personality Traits

Passion for anything (online) marketing and anything Cape Town, tourism and hospitality industry.
Drive to be ever learning
Personality that is forever curious
Methodical approach and systematic
Enthusiastic solutions thinker
Humble and confident
Attention to detail
Good energy levels

Requirements

Proficiency in Microsoft office and Google products, especially Excel/Sheets and Google docs
Minimum 1-year work experience (online/marketing/sales/admin preferably)
Sound people skills
Attention to detail and ability to multitask
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Organised
Team Player

Advantageous

Google analytics
DoubleClick for publishers
Sales administration

Job Description

Gather data, interpret and compile partner reports
Support the selection and connection with new partner projects
Coordinate and plan partner giveaways
Plan content and commercial (banner) campaign activations
Assist with all partner-related content/briefs
Assist with partner events and activation
Work it all out to achieve the impossible together and ensure we have good times doing it.

Contact details

The future’s looking promising, and if you want to be on board for the ride, send your CV and a motivation letter to [email protected] (please use ‘Application for Marketing Intern’ as your email subject line).  

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