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Here's your chance to work for AthleticsAfrica.Com - Africa's only dedicated track and field website.

 

With as many as 20,000 visitors a day logging on for the latest athletics news and information on the continent, We have established ourself as arguably Africa's number one track and field news site and we're now looking for new regional reporters, international advertising executives and student Interns.

INTERNSHIPS POSITIONS 2008-2009

1. Job title: Student Interns wanted (in Abuja, Dakar, Nairobi, Addis-Ababa, Algiers, Capetown, New York, Houston, Manchester, Berlin, Beijing, London, Johannesburg, Cairo & Lagos)

We are urgently looking for students or recent journalism graduates who are looking to break into the world of online journalism for a six-month work placement with us. Get a chance to cover the Olympic Games in Beijing, the World Indoor in Valencia, the IAAF permit athletics meets and world championships.

We value your hard work – don’t miss out!

Apply now

STAFF POSITIONS

2. Job title: Online Reporter (West Africa, East Africa, North Africa & South Africa)

Reporting to the website editor, the successful candidate will gather and edit material from a wide range of athletics competitions and other news sources in Africa and around the world.

A thorough knowledge of and interest in Africa and sports development issues are a must. The successful candidate will be a motivated newshound who can generate a first class network of contacts and make the most of opportunities presented by digital media. Turning interview transcripts into a readable copy to tight daily deadlines and separating the fluff from the facts are other key attributes.

This post would suit a journalist with around one year’s experience looking to make the move into online sports news reporting, or a newly-qualified journalist who can demonstrate exceptional talent and motivation.

3. Job title: International Advertising Executives (3 Posts)

Advertising is the main revenue generator in our business and the International Advertising Executives, are responsible for all online advertising. In this pivotal role you will be responsible for handling key accounts and supporting a strong sales driven environment.

The successful applicant must have good experience of selling online advertising, be highly organised, have excellent verbal & written communication skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to manage many competing priorities and meet tight deadlines.

Previous journalistic or marketing experience are also highly desirable, though not compulsory as long as you can build long term business relationships.

Applications extended till 5pm on Wednesday, 31st October, 2008.

 

To apply for any of the above positions, please email your recent CV and Covering letter, quoting the job title and stating your proposed salary range to: contactus @ athleticsafrica.com (Note: there are no gaps before and after @ in the email address above). Only successful applicants will be contacted.