The WJP combines journalism, advocacy, law and education to make the criminal justice system work better for all.

The Wits Radio Academy in an industry leader in radio journalism. We develop award-winning shows and train journalists to be professional radio producers.

The WJP and Academy are starting The Citizen Justice Network – a pilot project designed to train paralegals at rural community advice offices to be radio journalists. They will produce stories that will run on local community radio stations and on-line.

Position: Radio Mentor and Project Administrator 100% (AD11)

Grant funded, fixed term position: 01 January 2016 to 31 August 2016


  • At minimum a Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields such as journalism.
  • Awareness of and commitment to human rights principles.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Well-developed analytical skills and the ability to absorb information quickly.
  • Capacity to train and help community paralegals to produce radio stories.
  • Ability to edit audio (on a program like Pro Tools or Adobe Audition).
  • Fluency in multiple South African languages essential (spoken and written).
  • Have a working knowledge of journalism principles and ethics.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under-pressure, meet deadlines and ‘multi-task’.
  • Awareness of the community radio and civil society sector.

Tasks include:

  • Working with five paralegal offices to produce radio stories for broadcast.
  • Travel to the sites and engage with possible organizational problems.
  • Assist in the administration of the project which can include online work and preparing reports.
  • Oversee the organization of training workshops and focus groups.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Producer.

For further details on Wits Journalism and the relevant projects please visit, / /

Closing date: 20 November 2015

To Apply: Submit a letter of motivation, detailed CV with the names and contact numbers of three referees (including email addresses) to: