Over the past week, gsport has received impressive proposals from students keen to work as Vacation Reporters for gsport during the December 2019 to January 2020 festive period.
On Tuesday, 5 November 2019, gsport opened an application process across all social media platforms to afford women communications students from educational institutions in the country an opportunity to apply and join the fast and ever growing gsport community.
This opportunity is afforded by a grant made to gsport by the South African Media Innovation Program, and the focus to identify communications students for content creation follows input to gsport by SAMIP.
Interest in women’s sport continues to rise and more South Africans who are passionate about all sporting codes want to get involved in telling the stories of these incredible women from grassroots to national level.
As a pioneer of South African online women’s sport coverage, gsport has for over 13 years provided a platform for all storytellers to hone their creativity and continues to do so by offering another exceptional opportunity for young individuals to get first-hand experience in the media industry.
Successful Candidates Shortlists for Practical Assessment
The process has now begun as successful candidates will be chosen from phase one – the application stage and will be notified.
Once these candidates have been notified about their successful application, they will undergo a test in phase two to test their skill level and their suitability in terms of gsport’s requirements for both website and social media contribution during the proposed one-month period.
Once the second phase has been conducted, four successful candidates will be selected to join an exciting gsport team that are passionate about telling the world about South African women’s sport.
Not only is this an opportunity for the students to join a great initiative such as gsport, but it is a platform for the individuals to learn as much as possible about working in the media industry, building their profiles and opening doors to their bright futures.
gsport would like to thank all who took time to submit their application and honour the call for students to come forth and present themselves for this wonderful opportunity.
Photo 1 Caption: Celine Abrahams was appointed as gsport’s first Western Cape-based resource in July 2019, and after focussing on gsport website initially, today Celine manages gsport’s editorial strategy and implementation. Celine will be working closely with the Student Vacation appointments to maximise the coverage of women’s sport over our summer holiday months. Photo: gsport
Photo 2 Caption: Lerato Mkhondo was the first editorial resource appointed by gsport after it became a SAMIP grantee, and she worked on gsport’s social media platforms and covered numerous Gauteng events in person, prior to her departure after a short internship. Photo: gsport