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Youth Capital: The Douglas Murray Trust Multimedia Creator Intern (MCI) Programme Cape Town 2023

Closing Date: 28 November 2023

Youth Capital: The Douglas Murray Trust Multimedia Creator Intern (MCI) Programme

About The The Douglas Murray Trust

The Douglas Murray Trust is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting education, empowerment, and opportunity for disadvantaged youth. Established in honor of its namesake, the trust aims to provide resources and support to young individuals facing economic, social, and educational challenges. Through partnerships with schools, community organizations, and other non-profits, the trust offers scholarships, mentorship programs, and access to essential services that help foster personal development and success. Their mission is to create a positive impact by empowering young people to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential. With a commitment to inclusivity and equal opportunities, The Douglas Murray Trust strives to make a lasting difference in the lives of South African youth.

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Your Role

In the context of youth capital development, are you drawn to advocacy or social justice issues with an emphasis on addressing young unemployment? Do you have a strong desire to use storytelling to shed light on the real-life realities of young people? Have you produced multimedia content before? Are you familiar with all of TikTok’s features? Do you feel at ease working in a hectic setting?

A vibrant intern seeking professional experience in the youth development field is sought after by Youth Capital. Based in Cape Town, this internship is full-time and paid. young Capital is a campaign that is currently being supported by the DG Murray Trust that aims to address young unemployment through evidence-based and youth-centered solutions. Together with a driven team, you will be enhancing Youth Capital’s multiplatform social media presence with an emphasis on TikTok.

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  • Undertake research to understand multimedia trends for social media with advocacy purposes, short-form narrative and online audiences;
  • Support the Communication team in identifying influencers across social media channels in line with Youth Capital’s communication and campaign goals (Instagram and TikTok);
  • Help strategise multimedia campaigns across platforms to reach agreed outcomes;
  • Support the creation of concepts and help write storyboards for short clips/video ad ideas;
  • Shoot and edit short-form clips of interviews or public engagement sessions;
  • Record and edit audio clips /vox pops;
  • Repurpose existing multimedia content (live panels, TV or radio interviews) into short-form clips;
  • Create artwork for soundbites and gifs/motion graphics for social media.

Minimum requirements

  • A relevant degree or diploma in journalism, media or communications.
  • Adobe suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro);
  • Sound editing (Audacity or similar),
  • (motion graphics editing platforms)
  • Basic knowledge and ability to use sound equipment (E.g. lapel mics, XLR microphones).

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Additional qualifications or experience that will be an added advantage

The ideal candidate should:

  • Understand the role of multimedia content in social media reach/ advocacy calls;
  • Understand Tiktok and Instagram reels, and social media algorithms;
  • Actively follow multimedia trends;
  • Be able to make audience considerations;
  • Have a basic understanding of design and motion graphics principles and photography and mobile production;
  • Love contributing to and working in a team, and appreciate feedback from team members;
  • Have a love for learning and an interest in social justice and advocacy.

Additional information

The position is based in Cape Town and will require some domestic travel.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a short letter of motivation, CV, and the names and contact details of three references by email to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Youth Capital Multimedia Creator Intern’ by 28 November 2023.

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