Communications and Web Content Agent with Media Monitoring Africa (MMA)

Internship Opportunity

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Host organisation: Media Monitoring Africa
Established in 1993 in Johannesburg, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is an innovative organization deploying effective media strategies for change. The organisation acts as a watchdog and plays a role in promoting fair and ethical journalism that supports human rights. MMA aims to promote the development of a free, fair, ethical and critical media culture across the African continent.

Required skills: The candidate must have a technical diploma or university degree in a field related to journalism, media, communication, ICT or any other relevant training. He or she must speak English and have good writing skills.

Mandate: Support the MMA editor-in-chief of social media and web content to :

  • Develop a participatory logic model and performance measurement framework (PMF) for the three years of the R2K initiative, which will be reviewed by subsequent cohorts.
  • Contribute to strategic thinking to strengthen the organization's presence on social media and the web.
  • Participate in the development of a daily and weekly work plan to ensure that content is uploaded according to agreed timelines.
  • Increase the organization's presence in digital and social media.
  • Manage social network calendars.
  • Establish a special relationship with the target audience by creating content and promoting dialogue on existing and emerging platforms.
  • Participate in creating engaging and diverse content.
  • Research, write, review, present and promote news relevant to MMA's work.
  • Maximize the power and reach of social media content by making it visually appealing in order to increase viral traffic.
  • Respond to the audience targeted by the MMA.
  • Maintain relationships with key community members.
  • Participate in the design of visual messages.
  • Produce podcasts as needed.
  • Evaluate and document the work.

Other prerequisites: All trainees must complete the training program before their stay abroad. Alternatives will cover the travel and accommodation costs of interns living outside of the Montreal area.

Length of stay abroad: 6 months

Pre-departure training: July 2019

Expected date of departure: August 2019


To be eligible for the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), the candidate must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have a post-secondary diploma and have obtained a degree or diploma from a university, college, post-secondary technology school, post-secondary institute or CEGEP (general education college and professional in Quebec);
  • Be between the ages of 19 to 30 when the final selection is made (when the contracts between the trainee and Alternatives are signed);
  • Have never participated in the IYIP.


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