Become part of our newsroom


News is vital to any radio station’s programming. We are looking for new recruits for our newsroom. You do not need a formal journalism qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below.

Are you?

Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, hungry to learn, energetic, able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans/Xhosa, willing to explore new frontiers in media?

Would you like to?

Record sound, conduct interviews, compile bulletins, read bulletins, take pictures, record video, cover events, test your skills LIVE to a listening and online audience of over 375 000 people, build your career and profile?

If your answer to the above is yes, then a volunteer news trainee position in the Bush Radio newsroom is for you.

You will be required full-time and to work shifts (06h00-14h00 and 10h00-18h00 –including weekend and public holiday shifts.)

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probation), increased to R 1000 thereafter, non-negotiable for 9 months.

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

How to submit your application:

Download the application cv – complete it, save and e-mail it back.

Remember to attach any supporting documents)


Only emailed applications will be considered.

In the subject line clearly state:

Newsroom Internship 2016 Application + Your Name and Surname

All applications to

Application deadline: 18 April 2016 @ 09h00

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into.

One Response to “Become part of our newsroom”

  1. Matabataba Says:

    Hi I am Matabataba Radebe, a sound engineering student. I would like to work as an intern radio producer at Bush Radio.

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