JOB VACANCY: PART-TIME RESEARCHERS

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is a human rights-driven NGO specialising in media monitoring with the goal of advancing a media culture in South Africa that is critical and fair, free, diverse and ethical. Elections are a particularly important period in the life of any democracy and we are looking to recruit those interested in media and journalism to contribute to free and fair elections.

MMA seeks to employ part-time seasonal researchers to be responsible for monitoring of selected print and broadcast media in the lead-up to 2019 elections. There are multiple positions available.

Applicants should:

1) Preferably first language speakers in one or more of the following languages:

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • IsiZulu
  • IsiXhosa
  • Tshivenda
  • Setswana
  • Sesotho
  • Xitsonga
  • Ndebele
  • Sepedi
  • Siswati

2) Be proficient (both oral and written) in the language(s) of interest

3) Be working towards or should have already completed any undergraduate three-year degree

4) Have sound computer literacy skills with the ability to learn new software easily

5) Be detail-oriented and be able to flag issues, as and when they arise

6) Be able to withstand time pressures and are able to deliver on tight deadlines

7) Honest and punctual in submitting completed work

Please note that this role, despite being part-time, is intensive and requires a daily commitment for 4 months. The work will not require more than a few hours a day, but it will need to be done every day. It will likely run from 1 February 2019 until 30 June 2019, with extensive internal training expected at the end of January 2019. Only those with suitable time availability need apply.

Interested applicants can send through CV with the Title: Monitor Application to vacancies@mma.org.za. In the email, please indicate the language(s) you are proficient in.

Closing date for applications is 31 December 2019. Successful candidates will be contacted in January 2019. For more information, you can email info@mma.org.za or you can call Sarah Findlay on 011 788 1278.