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Sunday, November 23, 2014


Deadline: November 24, 2014

Community Media Trust (CMT) a national NGO, is taking applications for four trainee content producer positions. Trainees will receive a salary while they go through on-the-job training to produce documentary inserts for the well-known Siyayinqoba brand. Trainees will learn the following skills:

Sourcing subjects and writing treatments for documentary inserts
Set-up of shoots
Set up and conducting of interviews for documentary inserts
Filming interviews to broadcast quality standards
Administrative requirements such as release forms, call sheets, petty cash and so on.
Introduction to editing and how footage is edited into inserts.

Trainees must be prepared to appear on camera. They will be required to work fulltime on the production which may involve twelve-hour days and six-day weeks. They will be required to work from CMT offices.

The organisation is looking for four candidates – one from each of the following areas: Gauteng (based in Jhb), KZN (based in PMB), Eastern Cape (based in East London), and the Western Cape (based in Rondebosch, Cape Town).

Requirements are strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent organizational, time and self-management skills as well as Matric. Computer literacy and competency in written and spoken English are also required.

Tertiary qualification in Journalism, Communications or Media fields would be advantageous.

To apply, submit via email to using the reference “JCP11/11” in the subject line and attach the following: 
•A completed CMT Employment Application Form - found at (please quote the source of this advertisement in your application);
•A one-page Motivational Letter explaining why you should be selected (please also state which area you are applying for); and
•Your CV (not more than three pages) with at least two landline contactable references.

The appointment of candidates is at Community Media Trust's sole discretion, taking into account factors considered relevant, including but not limited to Community Media Trust's employment equity Policy. Please be advised that preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates. Community Media Trusts supports a smoke-free environment.

Candidates must be prepared to undergo competency testing and Credit/ITC/reference checks.

Due to the high volume of applications received, correspondence will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. The closing date for applications is November 24, 2014.

If you have not received feedback after two weeks past the closing date, accept that your application has proved unsuccessful.

For more about Community Media Trust, visit