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Journalism Internship

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Internship posted by: AfriVol Ghana Foundation

Posted on: July 4, 2014

Internship description

Placement categories

Students

Students with an interest in journalism or creative writing are encouraged to intern with us. The volunteer will gain valuable experience at a vibrant press house.

Journalist

A journalist is needed to research and write stories for publication in local, regional and national press. The volunteer will be required to write 'platform neutral' pieces, which will appear in print, online and occasionally, in broadcast form.

Graphic Designer

A graphic designer is required to assist with producing design solutions to communicate messages with high visual impact. The volunteer will work alongside an in-house graphic designer.

Press Photographer

The Mail urgently needs a press photographer to take photographs to record news, current events and lifestyle stories. The volunteer will aim to capture the emotion involved in the event they are photographing so that the readers can see and feel what it was like to be there.

Editor

An editor is required to supervise the style and content of the newspaper.

Marketing Officer

A marketing officer is required to assist in-house staff to develop marketing campaigns that promote The Mail.

Printer

A printer is needed to help with the printing press by setting type according to copy and operating the press to print job order.

Placement description

Doodle Publishers Limited, publishers of The Mail, is an independent press house in Ghana. Their mission is to promote democracy in Ghana through objective and creative journalism which will inform, entertain and educate.

The Mail is a publication of Doodle Publications Ghana Limited. Re-launched on the 6th of April 2009, The Mail (formerly the Accra Daily Mail) started as a bi-weekly appearing on our news stands on Mondays and Fridays and has a nationwide circulation of over 15,000 a day. The Mail now has more pages, colours and provides political, social and entertainment news. This new feature of The Mail has made it more renowned in Ghana as it airlifts newspapers to all corners of Ghana. The Ghanaian media is one of the most successful on the continent. This is so because of the outstanding news, reports and articles covered by prolific writers from The Mail such as Mr. A. Harruna Attah. The print media in Ghana has been dominated for many years by two state-owned newspapers mainly the Daily Graphic and Ghanaian Times, but the landscape has changed with innovative, privately-owned publications such as The Mail.

The Managing Editor of this organization, Mr. Abdul Rahman Harruna Attah, is also the President of The International P.E.N-A World Association of Writers, Ghana. He has played a key role in solidifying Ghana's democracy, and until recently remained the Editor of The Mail. Abdul R. H. Attah's voice remains a highly esteemed one in the Ghanaian media.

In order to achieve its objective of promoting democracy through objective and creative journalism, this media house publishes newspapers which cover a wide range of news, from business and social stories to political and entertainment news. The Mail is a rapidly growing newspaper with each month seeing increased circulation and improved content.

How to apply

Please email info.afrivol@gmail.com for an application form.

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