(Mis)representing the voice of SA youth

Read my piece published today in the Daily Maverick here, written mainly in response to the FNB advertising campaign that got everyone talking.

Feel free to leave a comment…

Live Mag SA x eNca Internships

Last week, eNca - South Africa’s fast-rising news channel – confirmed the selection of two Live Magazine SA graduates for full-time paid broadcast internships at the channel’s office in Cape Town.

All the Live Magazine SA young team competed for the placements, with a shortlist of five being pared down for interview by eNca, from which only two were selected. The two selected are Danyal Zaal and Asanda Kaka, and they will begin their internships in January…

Wanted: Youth Development Producer for Live Mag (Cape Town)

Live Magazine SA is recruiting for a unique role that combines the challenge of helping to produce a national magazine and developing the young talent of the future.

Launched in 2011, Live Magazine SA is a youth lifestyle magazine that is 100% created by 16-25 year olds around South Africa. With a main production office in Cape Town, the magazine itself is distributed all over the country, and amplified by its online channels – via mobi, YouTube and social networks.

Due to our expansion into Johannesburg, we are now recruiting a new Youth Development Producer to oversee the recruitment, retention, progression and creative potential of our team of young media trainees in Cape Town.

For this we’re looking for a unique individual who is highly-organised, extremely proactive, willing to learn and able to multi-task under pressure: can relate on a level to young people of a wide range of backgrounds, and understands youth culture intimately.

You’ll work closely with our small team of media mentors, but even more closely with our rolling team of around 20 magazine and media interns, who join us for a 3-6 month cycle. This role is responsible for recruiting and managing the trainees, tracking their personal development and helping them towards their career and life goals.

You’ll also need to pitch in to help produce and organise shoots, career workshops, weekly talks and the co-ordination of other volunteer mentors, as well as continually forming partnerships with external partner organisations.

This is a rewarding and demanding full-time role based in Cape Town and would suit someone with a media/ advertising background with a strong passion (and, ideally, experience) in personal/ career development of young people or trainees.

Please apply with a CV and covering note to [email protected] by December 17th.

More about Live Magazine here:

Our mobi site: www.livemag.co.za

The story behind Live coming to SA: www.livityafrica.com

Read back issues online here: http://issuu.com/livemagazinesa