We are hiring an editorial intern to be part of this exciting social justice project housed in the Wits Journalism Department in Johannesburg.

Remuneration: Competitive monthly stipend.

Education level: Degree.

Type: 6-month contract with option to renew once.

Send a letter and full CV , including two referees before 01 July to:
Paul McNally (paul@mcnally.co.za)

Citizen Justice Network:

We train community paralegals in under-reported areas to be radio journalists. We then guide them to produce incredible stories for broadcast. Then we identify national patterns of injustice and implement change.

More on our site: www.citizenjusticenetwork.org


  • A Bachelor’s degree.
  • African languages.
  • A keen interest in social justice.
  • Understanding how to create efficient editorial processes, particularly in radio.
  • Ability to create and maintain filing and administration systems.
  • Ability to multi-task and work to deadlines.
  • Willingness to understand the NGO sector.
  • Contactable references.


  • Interest in paralegal advice offices and/or community radio.

Job Description

As an editorial intern you will be required to:

  • Work daily over the phone with our paralegal journalists to help them produce stories and programming for their local radio stations.
  • Take charge of what the advice offices need and any ongoing training they might require to produce these stories.
  • Write blog posts and handle social media accounts.
  • Some travel. Car licence necessary.
  • Collate information in a systematic format and manage the flow of stories. Be responsible for an ongoing set of deliverables.
  • To assist the team with a variety of projects including organising events
  • Work as the second member of a newly formed project in a vibrant journalism department.

Only successful candidates will be contacted