We have launched a new service at gsport. The online support desk allows us to respond quicker to queries and to assist the gsport community make better use of the tools available to build their brands.
Alongside this new online support desk, we will regularly feature questions in our #AskGG column accompanied by gsport’s response to queries.
I hope this email finds you well.
It has been brought to my attention that you have a sub-editor position available at gsport. However I recognize that you require 5 years of experience in that field of sports media. As a 22 year old female, who is also currently pursuing a teaching degree at UWC (online). I am not only interested in sports media but I am determined to educate myself and others about the employment space.
I want to study and hopefully come up with effective ways in which we can educate and prepare the youth. For example – why are we getting educated? Is it not to be democratic citizens and to contribute positively into our South African society and the cultural and economic development thereof.
With that being said, I propose my question humbly, which is, since you require 5 years experience. Are you doing anything in particular, to provide the youth (graduates and students who show potential) with training or information regarding that training to better equip us to be fit or ready for positions that require 5 years experience like the one you currently have.
Again I’m determined to learn and educate myself and others to better prepare ourselves for the career spaces we’re interested in.
Thank you for your query.
The gsport initiative has been in existence since 2006 and we exist to tell the positive story of women’s sport in South Africa.
We introduced the gsport Woman in Media award in 2007, and a few years ago, expanded that to five categories, owing to growth in the industry.
In 2018, gsport took on 10 interns from the Tshwane University of Technology in a vibrant #gsportTUTMLS intern program, which saw students get hands on experience on the initiative.
Last year, gsport hosted a Vacation Reporter program where a host of women got the opportunity to work with gsport to tell the story of women’s sport.
Here are links to inspirational stories of women’s sport where you will pick up solid advice about building a career in sports media.
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