Are you ready to dive into the dynamic world of media and entertainment? The MultiChoice Group invites ambitious recent graduates to join the SuperSport family as Communication Graduate Trainees.

This is an unparalleled opportunity to start your career with a leading name in African storytelling, right at the heart of Johannesburg’s vibrant media landscape.

Communication Graduate Trainee Overview

  • Location: MultiChoice City, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term (18 Months)
  • Application Deadline: 02 April 2024

About MultiChoice Group

At the forefront of delivering premium entertainment, MultiChoice Group is a global powerhouse with roots in South Africa, Dubai, and the Netherlands. Their extensive portfolio, including DStv, GOtv, SuperSport, and Showmax, touches the lives of 20 million subscribers across 50+ African markets. They are in the business of creating moments that matter, powered by innovation, a deep understanding of our audience, and an unyielding commitment to excellence.

Who You Are

A fresh graduate armed with a degree in Marketing, Media, Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations, you are eager to put your knowledge to the test in the real world. With less than two years of work experience, you are looking for a platform to launch your career in media and communication, particularly within the sports and entertainment domain.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As a Communication Graduate Trainee at SuperSport, you will embark on an 18-month journey designed to mold you into a future leader of the media and entertainment industry. Through divisional rotations, mentorship, and practical training, you will:

  • Gain invaluable insights across various facets of the industry.
  • Work alongside seasoned professionals on impactful projects.
  • Sharpen your skills in Media & Communications, Digital Marketing, Brand Management, and more.
  • Participate in comprehensive training and embrace the feedback loop for continuous improvement.
  • Assist in crafting and disseminating internal communications, engaging in research, and playing a role in strategic initiatives.
  • Contribute to the success of PR campaigns and media monitoring efforts.
  • Ensure seamless collaboration with both internal teams and external partners to strengthen our brand message.

What Makes You the Ideal Candidate?

In a sea of aspiring professionals, standing out is key to securing your spot in the SuperSport Communication Graduate Trainee Program. It’s not just about meeting the requirements; it’s about showcasing a unique blend of technical skills and behavioral traits that resonate with the dynamic and fast-paced nature of the media and entertainment industry.

  • Exceptional Communication Abilities: Your ability to articulate ideas clearly and compellingly in both written and verbal forms will be at the core of your role. Whether it’s drafting press releases, crafting engaging social media content, or presenting proposals, your communication skills will bridge the gap between ideas and execution.
  • Relationship Building: The media industry thrives on networks and relationships. Your knack for connecting with colleagues, stakeholders, and external partners, understanding their needs, and collaborating effectively will be instrumental in executing successful projects and initiatives.
  • Moderate Sports Knowledge: A foundational understanding of various sports disciplines, trends, and the sports entertainment landscape will enable you to engage with the content meaningfully and contribute to discussions and projects with insights and enthusiasm.
  • Digital Proficiency: In today’s digital age, being adept with digital tools and platforms is crucial. From managing content across social media channels to analyzing digital campaign performances and embracing new technologies, your digital savviness will keep SuperSport at the forefront of digital innovation.
  • High Work Ethic: Your commitment to excellence, willingness to go the extra mile, and dedication to quality and timeliness in every task you undertake will set you apart. SuperSport values individuals who are not just committed to their own growth but are also dedicated to contributing positively to the team and the brand’s success.
  • Accountability: Taking ownership of your responsibilities, acknowledging mistakes, and learning from them are traits that define a successful professional. Your ability to be accountable and transparent in your actions and decisions builds trust and reliability.
  • Collaborative Spirit: The power of teamwork cannot be overstated in creating compelling media content. Your willingness to share ideas, listen to others, and work cohesively towards common goals will be pivotal in fostering a positive and productive work environment.
  • Passion for Growth and Learning: The media landscape is ever-evolving, and a thirst for continuous learning and self-improvement is what keeps professionals ahead. Your enthusiasm for taking on new challenges, learning from experiences, and staying curious about industry trends and innovations will drive your success and the success of SuperSport.

How to Apply

Ready to start your journey with SuperSport? Here’s how:

  • Prepare Your Application: Gather your CV, cover letter, and any portfolio work that showcases your communication skills and passion for the media and sports industry.
  • Submit Online: Visit the MultiChoice Careers page at MultiChoice Careers Website.
  • Application Details: Complete the application form in full. Be sure to include your contact information, educational background, and attach the required documents.
  • Interview Process: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Be prepared to discuss your qualifications, aspirations, and how you can contribute to the SuperSport team.
  • Stay Informed: Keep an eye on your email and phone for any communications regarding your application status.

Why Join SuperSport?

Becoming a Communication Graduate Trainee with SuperSport means more than just a job. It’s a chance to be part of a mission to entertain, educate, and inspire through the power of storytelling. Here, innovation is their tradition, and your career growth is directly linked to our legacy of success.

Apply by 02 April 2024 to begin your journey with SuperSport.