UPDATE: Please note that applications for this round of Young Reporters has closed.
Rolling Stone SA is inviting up to ten young writer/photographers in Cape Town to participate in a six-week development programme that will run alongside the build-up to Rolling Stone Weekend, which happens September 14-15, 2012.
The Young Reporters programme will run from July 28, and officially kick off at Rolling Stone Saturdaze, which takes place at The Fat Cactus in Park Road, Gardens.
The candidates need not be trained or studying journalists, nor will they be required to own professional photographic equipment. But their selection will be determined by their writing and photographic skills evident in their applications.
Rolling Stone Project Co-ordinator Anton Marshall said: "Rolling Stone receives so many emails from young people wanting to intern or write for Rolling Stone, we felt that this would be a great concept to attach to Rolling Stone Weekend. That project is focused on young musical voices and so why not parallel that with young journalistic voices? Over six weeks they'll get a pretty good idea of what it would be like to work as 'reporters' for a magazine like Rolling Stone."
The selected reporters will not have to commit to office time or day-time work, but will instead be tasked with various short "assignments" that will give them insight into the reporting, editing and publishing process.
This round of Young Reporters requires that you be resident in Cape Town for the duration of the programme.
You must be between 18 and 24 years of age.
You must own or have use of a reasonable quality photographic device. Even a 5megapixel phone camera should suffice.
You must submit your application via email with the following attachments:
1. A short 'news'-based article of around 150 words.
2. A short song, album or current film review of around 150 words, including the album cover, artwork or movie still.
3. Three photos taken with the device you intend to use for the programme.
4. A photo of yourself
5. A short biographical article on yourself, including a motivation on why you think you should be chosen.
You will have to commit to physically attend three events:
1. Rolling Stone Saturdaze: 11am, 28 July 2012 – The Fat Cactus, Park Road, Cape Town.
2. One Puma Real Music Wednesdays (date to be determined).
3. Rolling Stone Weekend: 14-15 September, 2012.
Email your application containing the above to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful candidates will be notified by email and/or telephone by Friday, July 27, and will be required to attend the briefing on Saturday July 28.