City of Johannesburg Internship Programme 2021

Department: Group Communication and Marketing

Branch: Marketing Directorate
Workplace:158 Civic Boulevard, Metro Centre
Designation:Graphic Designer
Salary Range:R8 329.27pm (cost-to-company, basic salary, no benefits)

This Vacancy is open to YOUTH in the Johannesburg community

An internship programme is an intervention by the City of Johannesburg to address the growing demand by tertiary institutions for students to undergo on-the-job exposure as a pre-requisite to acquire an academic qualification,or as a requirement after the acquisition of an academic qualification,to obtain experiential training. The City is committed to provide work-based training for students.

Checklist:

  • Application Letter
  • Comprehensive CV
  • Proof of residence
  • Certified copy of ID
  • Certified copy of qualification(s)
  • Portfolio of most recent work/assignments must be included in the application, where applicable

The City of Johannesburg (CoJ), Group Communication and Marketing Department has the following Internship opportunities available for a period NOT exceeding eighteen (18) months. The details are as follows:

Graphic DesignAppointment Requirements:·        Matric (NQF4) plus certificate or diploma in Graphic Design or relevant field at NQF 6(subjects that include visual arts may be an advantage);·        Must be creative and have know-how of image processing software;·        Portfolio of most recent work/assignments must be included in the application;·        Computer literacy (MS Office applications);·        Experience with Adobe Creative Suite/Adobe Creative Cloud is an advantage;·        Must be able to work extended hours as and when required;·        Open to applicants not older than 35; and·        Only City of Joburg residents will be considered.Primary Function: Provide a graphic design service as well as administrative support within the Marketing Unit of Group Communication and Marketing Department.Key Learning Areas: Conferring with clients and key stakeholders of the department to determine design requirements.Designing client proposals and working with clients to ensure that the end-product meets their business objectives and requirements. Briefing and advising clients on compliance with the City’s corporate identity.Developing innovative illustrations, graphics and layouts in a variety of formats for different platforms, and using graphic design tools including design software. Producing drafts for review and presenting final designs for sign-off by clients.Leading Competencies:Work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team.Articulate ideas to clients and stakeholders.Attention to detail, patience and concentration. Accountability and time management.Core Competencies: Strong computer skills and knowledge of design software. Good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Creative problem-solving. Batho Pele Principles.
Copywriter / Journalism Grad / InternAppointment Requirements:·        Matric (NQF4) plus a certificate, diploma or degree in journalism or copy-writing at NQF 6level;·        Must be creative, detail-oriented and able to write coherently (i.e. good grammar and punctuation skills);·        Basic understanding of the inner workings of a newsroom and editorial processes;·        Basic understanding of how to leverage social media, find out things and get in contact with people and spot trends;·        Ability to write and translate content into at least three (3)different official languages;·        Computer literacy (MS Office applications);·        Must be able to work extended hours as and when required;·        Open to applicants not older than 35; and·        Only City of Joburg residents will be considered.Primary Function: Ensure journalist/copy writing service and administrative support within the Group Communication and Marketing Department.Key Learning Areas: Generating content and contributing to content production initiatives for various platforms managed by the department (e.g. Mahungu Ya Vatirhi, CoJ messages, bulk SMSes, the City’s website and digital screens). Applying the rules of grammar, fixing ‘lifeless’ language, as well as assessing and critiquing the underlying structure of a document. Recognising and dealing with plagiarism and copyright infringement.Leading Competencies:Strong literacy skills, i.e., good written English, report-writing and proofreading skills. Good understanding of media and digital channels, how they interact and work to reach target audiences.Know-how to gather and process information for new and improved content (i.e. research capabilities). Work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team.Attention to detail, patience and concentration. Accountability and time management.Core Competencies: Good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Creative writing and time management. Batho Pele Principles.
TV and Radio Presenter Grad / InternAppointment Requirements:·        Matric (NQF4)plus a certificate, diploma or degree in TV/Radio presenting / communication / journalism/ creative arts / media or films tudies or any other related course;·        Any experience in performing arts/drama, music technology, sound technology, journalism or public relations will be an advantage;·        Ability to introduce and interview guests, linking segments and generally holding a show together;·        Ability to follow detailed instructions from the production team;·        Ability to learn a script or sometimes perform without formal preparation;·        Ability to think on your feet and ad-lib or deviate from the script where necessary
Computer literacy (MS Office applications);·        Must be able to work extended hours as and when required;·        Must be able to engage a varied audience and create an original show each time they host;·        Must be well-informed and know how to collect information from many different sources or channels;·        Open to applicants not older than 35; and·        Only City of Joburg residents will be considered.Primary Function: TV and radio presenting service and administrative support for the Group Communication and Marketing Department.Key Learning Areas: Practical experience in presenting or hosting on TV and radio.Researching. Planning the general direction of a show. Writing and scripting. Conducting interviews with guests in person (either live or recorded beforehand) or on the telephone. Reading from a script or autocue, or improvising.Leading Competencies:Good oral and presentation skills. Articulate. Work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team. Work under pressure.Core Competencies: Broad general knowledge.Good interpersonal and communication skills. Decision-making under pressure and improvisation to a high standard. Batho Pele Principles.
Marketing Grad / InternAppointment Requirements:·        Matric (NQF4)plus a degree or diploma in Marketing,Communications, PR or related field;·        Ability to create and develop new innovative ways to communicate the City’s messages to existing customers and residents;Strong sense of responsibility for delivery and meeting of deadlines;·        Skilled and creative copy-writing;·        Expert marketing skills and ability to implement new and innovative marketing strategies;·        Computer literacy (MS Office applications);·        Must be able to work extended hours as and when required;·        Open to applicants not older than 35; and·        Only City of Joburg residents will be considered.Primary Function: Provide marketing and copy-writing service as well as administrative support within the Marketing Unit of Group Communication and Marketing Department.Key Learning Areas: Creating and implementing targeted marketing plans, and tracking their progress. Involvement in the day-to-day duties relating to the implementation of marketing activities in the Marketing Unit.Leading Competencies:Work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team.Articulate ideas to clients and stakeholders. Accountability and time management.Core Competencies: Project management, planning and organising. Good oral and written communication skills with an innate attention to detail.Creative problem-solving. Batho Pele Principles.
Multimedia Design Grad / InternAppointment Requirements:·        Matric (NQF4) plus a degree or diploma in multi-media design, graphic design or a related field;·        Artistic portfolio of most recent accomplished work to be included in application;·        Artistic abilities and knowledge of digital video, web design and graphic design concepts;·        Writing skills and radio production skills will be an added advantage;·        Creativity and knowledge of how to design high-quality products;·        Computer literacy and competence in design and image manipulation software;·        Must be able to work extended hours as and when required;·        Open to applicants not older than 35; and·        Only City of Joburg residents will be considered.Primary Function: Provide multi-media design service as well as administrative support within the Group Communication and Marketing Department.Key Learning Areas: Creating multimedia products. Combining various types of media, including text, images, audio and video, in order to communicate information to an audience.Building up a portfolio of work to demonstrate your skills and creativity.Leading Competencies:Work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team.Accuracy and   attention to detail. Accountability and time management.Core Competencies: Good visual communication skills to present ideas and information in a multimedia context combined with good IT and programming skills. Good organisational, time and project management skills. Teamwork skills. Creative flair and an innovative approach to all design projects. Batho Pele Principles.

How To Apply

These are employment equity targeted positions and preference will be given to Targeted Groups, including people with disabilities.

Contact Person: Nthabiseng Monesa or Vuyo Mazamisa Tel No:(011) 407 7634or 6452

Workplace:158 Civic Boulevard, Metro Centre, Braamfontein. All applications will be through the website using the following link:

Closing Date: 25 November 2020
Location: Johannesburg