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Online Lifestyle Magazine

ID 2053

Organization:

Work at a young and dynamic online magazine for South African women based in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town. The company started in 2010, currently employs 7 staff members and operates from a fairly small but cozy building in the suburb of Table View. Some of the staff members work online at different locations. This lifestyle publication is a one-stop information portal that enables women of South Africa to share news and views on issues of female interest, such as:

  •     The latest news
  •     The hottest product reviews
  •     Top restaurants
  •     Movie and spa reviews
  •     Business and financial advice
  •     Tips for a healthier lifestyle
  •     Fashion and beauty trends
  •     Parenting advice
  •     Lifestyle trends
  •     Interviews
  •     Recipes for all occasions and
  •     Monthly competitions with great         prices.

 Internship Description:

This internship focuses on online strategies and marketing campaigns, enabling the magazine to grow and optimize online marketing channels by working closely with the editor-in-chief. One of the main activities is online research on search engine optimization to improve the sites natural rankings. This will include on page optimization, copywriting and link building. The intern/s would play an important role in the growing company and develop an online presence in South Africa. The company is primarily seeking for applicants who are currently majoring in journalism, media studies, marketing or communication. At any time there are up to 3 local and international interns in the company.

Working hours: Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. - 4p.m.

Duties:

  • Sourcing and selecting newsworthy articles on a regular basis in order to drive traffic to the website.
  • Editing of press releases that are received by the company.
  • Writing reviews of products and events.
  • Conduct interviews
  • Loading of articles in the content management system
  • Sourcing images relating to the content.
  • Marketing the website through social media
  • Bring innovative marketing plans and ideas in order to increase brand awareness and readers, implementation of these plans and monitoring the success of them.
  •  Research upcoming search trends and optimise editorial content through search engine optimization (SEO) and keywords.
  • Liaise with public relations companies, publicists and marketing companieS
  • Attend media functions
  • Assist the editor in a 12 month marketing strategy and monthly content

Requirements:

This company is looking for enthusiastic and driven interns. The ideal candidate would be a talented, responsible and creative individual with a passion for online media, words, social media and marketing, who is able to support the team with online marketing. Applicants should be at least 20 years, ideally 23 to 25 and be already studying.

  • All applicants need to have an own laptop (not an Apple Mac) including Microsoft Office programmes
  •  Advanced English skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  •  Ability to work in a team
  • Good organization skills and efficiency
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Ability to work very detailed
  • Interest in online media
  • “Can do” attitude

 Bonus:

  •  Have a strong impact on the firm’s online strategies and marketing campaigns
  • Develop, implement and test marketing strategies
  • Very supportive environment
  • Learning experience
  • Learn and work with WordPress, Pinterest, Twitter, Mxit and Facebook

Start: Flexible

Duration: 3 months, ideally 4 months

Field: Journalism, 

Media studies, 

Marketing,

Communication

Location:

Cape Town - Table View

Services included

  • Mediation of the internship
  • Written confirmation
  • Regular meetings with other participants on site activities & suggestions
  • Extensive information in advance
  • Welcome pack with tourist information
  • Local contact

Additional services (optional):

  • Accommodation service in a shared apartment or host family
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Car rental