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Newsroom internships available

30/08/2013

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Bush Radio 89.5 FM is looking for 2 volunteer recruits for its newsroom.  You have to be energetic, curious, willing to learn, a team player and outspoken and passionate about news. You do not need a formal qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below.

You need to be able to read and write in English and Afrikaans/Xhosa, you must be willing to work long hours including weekends and public holidays

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R 1000 per month only – non negotiable.

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

Send a detailed CV (with a minimum of 2 character references) and motivation letter (minimum 500 words) to feedback@bushradio.co.za – your subject line must read: News September 2013

Application deadline: 05 September 2013 @ 13h00

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

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School holidays – a good time to learn

09/07/2013

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While everyone may be on school holidays in South Africa at Bush Radio it is always a good time to brush up or learn new skills.

In the first week of the holidays Bush Radio hosted the UNESCO Empowering Local Radio with ICTs for Bush Radio and Radio Atlantis.

The second week saw the young people who are part of the Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) get further practical training.

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Opportunity for young people to take control of the airwaves

18/03/2013

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Bush Radio is recruiting children and youth aged 6 – 18 years to be trained as volunteer presenters and producers in their children’s radio project; Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) which has been running since 1996.

The programme is divided into three age groups and is on air every Saturday from 10:00 – 13:00.

We are using the following as criteria to select the young people:

– Age (must be between 6 – 18 years old)
– Gender (balance between male and female)
– Language capabilities (English, Afrikaans and Xhosa speakers)
– Geographical area they live in (Greater Cape Town + Cape Flats)
– The willingness and ability to participate weekly

For more information call Sinethemba at Bush Radio’s reception on 021 448 5450.

Closing date: Monday 25 March 2013 at 16:00, and only 30 children will be selected.

Application forms can be downloaded here (Adobe Reader required)

or call 021 448 5450 to have it faxed/e-mailed to you.

Background information: Bush Radio’s CREW project: growing with media education (A paper prepared for UNESCO on media education)

Victor J says goodbye and asks you to grab this opportunity

15/02/2013


Bush Radio’s mid morning programme The Morning Cruise (9am to 12pm) requires an intern to help produce and present the programme on a daily basis.

The internship is voluntary but a transport allowance of no more than R 1000 per month will be offered.

As an on-air producer intern you will be required to be available before, during and after the programme to assist with production duties (8am – 4pm, Mon – Fri).

Requirements and Personal attributes:

* Professional, attention to detail, good time management, willing to learn all aspects of broadcasting, be creative, a people’s person, be articulate and a team player.

** Fluent in Afrikaans (does not have to be formal Afrikaans, jy moet die taal kan gooi)and one other official language.

*** The ideal volunteer for this position would be someone who is on a “gap year” or someone looking at gaining experience in the radio broadcasting industry.

Position Description:

* generate interviews and new show ideas
* Compile daily features
* Set up interview questions for each interview
* Liaise with guest and host of show
* Take photos/video of guest/interviews/events
* Promote the show via facebook/twitter etc
* Blog
* Work in a team to produce the programme
* Present segments of the programme.

Your application MUST include the following:

1. A motivational letter in Afrikaans (500 words maximum)
2. A detailed CV with 2 contactable references.

E-mail application to: feedback@bushradio.co.za – Subject line: Morning Cruise 2013

Application deadline: Friday 22 February 2013 @ 2pm

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. No correspondence will be entered into.

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12th Media Kidocracy Konference kicks off

12/12/2012

This is a repost of a story that appeared on Bushradio News

About 100 young delegates have gathered at Bush Radio’s 12th Media Kidocracy Konference (MKK) in Worcester.

This year’s theme is Youth Participation in Democracy, with sub-themes being Human Rights, Labour, Health, Arts and Culture, Gender, and Environment.   
The opening address for the conference was presented by Bush Radio’s Managing Director, Brenda Leonard, where she gave an insight into the history of the conference and the outline of the days to follow.
MDDA CEO, Lumko Mtimde

Media Development and Diversity Agency CEO Lumko Mtimde said the gathering such as MKK is important especially today since its International Human Rights Day.  He urged delegates to know their rights that are in our constitution.

Mtimde added that MDDA saw it fit to partner with Bush Radio for MKK in order for the delegates to understand the importance of media so that as young people they can participate actively in our democracy.
MDDA CEO Lumko Mtimde encouraged the young delegates to use the next few days at the conference to learn as much as possible so that they can actively participate in their community. 
Communications expert, Trevor Davids

Advisor for Communications for the IEC Trevor Davids also gave some insight into how the election and registration process works.

Davids added that one person can make a difference because that one person can be the difference between a win or a lost for a party.
Busi Sikosana a former MKK and Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) participant also shared her experience of being part of the , South Africa’s leading children and youth radio and media project, CREW founded in 1996

Get on-air experience with Everyday People

11/10/2012

Bush Radio is looking for vibrant and enthusiastic women who have a passion for radio to be co-hosts on Everyday People (weekdays, 4 to 7pm)

Requirements:

* free to volunteer 3pm – 7pm daily (Mon-Fri)
* generate interviews and new show ideas
* compiling daily features
* organise daily interviews
* setting up questions for each interview
* liaise with guest/s and host of the show
* taking photos of guest/interviews/events
* promote the show via Facebook/Twitter/etc
* blog
* work closely with the show host
* co-hosting & interviewing
* fluent in English and Xhosa/Afrikaans

Please include your CV (with 2 contactable references) and a motivational letter of no longer than 200 words explaining why you feel you are suitable as a co-host.

Only short-listed female applicants will be contacted.

Please note this is a volunteer position (NO stipend or pay provided)

Send your application to: ideas@bushradio.co.za (type Everyday People co-host in subject line)

Application deadline: 20 October 2012

There was a time we didn’t use a computer to edit or make loops

26/07/2012

With all the talk of digital broadcasting we thought we’d take you back to a time in radio when editing in radio involved chinagraph markers, razor blades, magnetic tape and using your ears not eyes to edit.

Below are two short video clips shot at Bush Radio demonstrating editing on a reel-to-reel (open reel) machine and the second showing how we used to create musical loops.

Editing on a reel-to-reel:


Creating a loop on a reel-to-reel:

The story of two video reports: Unemployment and Homosexuality in Black and White

01/06/2012

The members of the Bush Radio newsroom recently produced two videos* as part of their training at the station. Besides their radio duties the volunteer run newsroom is exploring ways to use basic technology to share news content in a converged media environment. If you have any feedback on these video clips please mail ideas@bushradio.co.za or comment below.

Unemployment: Our goal with the unemployment video was to show the high rate of unemployment in South Africa.  Unemployment is directly linked to poverty.  Our goal was to show how one woman who lives in the township and is unemployed, how she lives and her daily struggles.  In the country the huge contrast between rich and poor is so visible and needs serious attention.

Homosexuality in Black and White: We have reported on stories such as the killing of Zoliswa Nkonyana who was stoned to death in Khayelitsha because she was a lesbian, which provoked outrage amongst activists.  This story and many similar ones in Cape Town made us decide on focusing on homosexuality with our second video.  Our goal with the homosexuality video was to show how differently gays and lesbians are treated in South Africa.

*The videos were shot using a Canon PowerShot A22 camera and edited on Windows Movie Maker.

Both videos were originally published on Bushradionews

Internship opportunity – Looking for “behind-the-scenes” experience in radio and media?

02/05/2012

Bush Radio is offering a 6-month full-time internship (allowance of R2000 per month only) for the right candidate to assist and be mentored in the programming and logistics department.

The ideal candidate should be driven, creative, computer literate, have a good telephone manner, excellent administration skills, be organised and hardworking.

No formal broadcast or media qualification is required beyond a Matric and a valid driver’s licence.

The candidate will receive basic production training but this is NOT an on-air specific position as most of the tasks will be geared towards project management and admin duties.

The candidate will serve as a personal assistant to the Programme Integrator, and be a liasion between volunteers and the various projects implemented by the programming and logistics department of Bush Radio. Official working hours will be 8am – 4pm but will include after hours and weekend work at short notice when necessary.

Should you be interested in applying, send a motivation letter (no more than 500 words) and your CV with at least two contactable references to tammy@bushradio.co.za – Please state PRODUCTION ASSISTANT application in the subject line.

Closing date for applications is 10 May 2012 @ 9am

Applicants not contacted within two weeks after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Trainee presenter/producer positions

31/01/2012

Bush Radio 89.5 FM, Africa’s oldest community radio station project, is offering two local internships in its programming department for trainee producer/presenters.

The internship in Cape Town provides opportunities for the candidates to develop skills in producing content for radio programmes (ie research, scripting, etc) and presenting (interviewing, etc).

Job description for trainee producer/presenter:

* Generate interview ideas * Research topics for programme * Schedule and liaise with guests * Draft questions before and during interviews * Research, package and present programme elements (community notices, updates, tips etc) * Liaise with listeners regarding programme * Take photographs / video * Updating blogs/websites * Present a radio programme (NOT DJing!)

Availability:

Successful candidates must be available to receive basic training in mid-February 2012 and be available from Monday to Friday – 8am to 2pm. The internships will run from mid-February 2012 – June 2012 (fulltime).

Requirements:

No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must be computer literate and understand, write, read and speak English and one other indigenous language. A good general knowledge is essential; a passion for news would be an advantage.

Payment:

The internship is voluntary with a small transport allowance of R1 000 per month only.

Applications should include the following:

1. Motivation letter

2. CV with at least 2 contactable references

3. Any documentation (certificates/portfolio etc) to assist application

Please note that this is not a call for DJs or music show presenters – the aim is to produce and present a magazine programme, which will include features, interviews and talk.

All applications to feedback@bushradio.co.za

Deadline:

10 February 2012 @ 12h00

Interview process:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview process. Shortlisted candidates will have to complete a voice test, written test and face-to-face interview.


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