Careers at Cape Town TV

CTV has periodic openings for positions in the organisation. Some jobs are done by volunteers, while others are awarded to interns.  The internship system enables young people to gain experience in the world of television in a learnership position for six-month periods.   CTV has a small permanent staff of media professionals who manage the organisation and a mix of freelancers and interns as studio crew, journalists and videographers.


Cape Town TV has a limited number of internships for certain positions within the organisation. When internship positions become available they are advertised on the CTV website and Facebook page, as well as in television industry online media.

Internships generally last six months, except for voluntary student positions that are related to study programmes. However internships may be extended for a further six months under exceptional circumstances. To apply for an internship position, send your full CV including references to

Students currently studying at tertiary education institutions may also apply for voluntary positions as part of their studies. Foreign students may apply for unpaid internships at CTV – they are then responsible for all their costs while in South Africa and must have their own laptop computer.


CTV employs skilled professionals from the video industry to run the main functions at the station. Interns work in specific areas related to CTV’s operational requirements.


Cape Town TV provides opportunities for people to get involved in television production.

For those who have completed a video production course or with industry work experience, CTV offers placements so that you can develop and hone your video production skills.

Join our crew of studio volunteers to learn more about real-life television studio operations through camera work, vision mixing and studio management.

Producers, presenters, script writers, video editors and directors can gain valuable experience through volunteering on CTV productions. Create your own show and send us your proposal – if it is accepted, we can help you to find finance and resources for your production.

Join our volunteer database now. While a video or media qualification is not required, the applicant must have relevant skills, e.g. in video production, so work experience also qualifies.


Internships are advertised on our website (keep an eye out on this page periodically), and in industry media including and

Digital Content Creator

Department: Marketing
Job Description:

Cape Town TV is looking for a talented digital media content creator to help us create original and engaging content for our social media account and digital platforms. In this role, you will be responsible for turning content ideas into videos, photos, infographics, and text captions. You will also assist the Social Media Coordinator to create and execute a content calendar. A deep interest in current social media trends is required to be successful in this role.


The job entails creating video and photo content of behind-the-scenes, events, workshops and marketing promos. Work experience in NGOs or community organisations would be an advantage.

  • Create various forms of social media content – text captions, videos and images suitable for social media platforms.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to ensure that every piece of content is relevant and helps the channel to maximise engagement, reach, and sales.
  • Ensure content created aligns with our ‘brand voice’.
  • Produce live social media content at events.


  • Qualification in graphic design, digital media or a related field
  • Have experience in working with Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop and Premiere Pro or similar software
  • Work experience in the field of digital content creation would be advantageous.
  • Ability to turn a concept into compelling content.
  • Ability to incorporate our brand voice and identity in digital content.
  • Extensive knowledge of how to use the popular social media platforms.
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure as well as within a team.

Closing date for applications: 17 March 2023

Apply to: 

Requirements for application: Send you CV including 3 x references.

Production and Training Coordinator

Department: Programming/Commissioning

Job Description
Cape Town TV is looking for a talented individual to take responsibility for coordinating the station’s Production Development Programme (PDP). The successful candidate will coordinate video production and training activities for citizen producers whom Cape Town TV assists to create their own television shows. This will entail the following:


  • Coordinate logistics for ENG and studio shoots.
  • Liaise with the post-production department for show elements and editing.
  • Liaise with the Studio Manager and Head of Technical Operations regarding technical requirements for the production.
  • Manage the production schedules for shows.
  • Welcome guests on the shows and take their details for social media.
  • Assist producers with the creative elements of their shows, including advising them on best practices, checking scripts, managing running orders, technical issues and post-production.
  • Coordinate the PDP training workshop schedule and logistics.
  • Produce inserts with ENG crew.
  • Ensure that shows are delivered on time for transmission.


  • Degree or diploma in a field related to television production (e.g. filmmaking, video production, journalism, digital content creation)
  • Experience in script-writing.
  • At least one year’s experience working in a television or video production environment.
  • Knowledge of how to use social media for effective marketing.
  • Knowledge of TV show formats and production procedures.
  • Experience in producing short-form video content including directing, script-writing, camerawork and editing.
  • Approach work with thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Punctual and conscientious.


Closing date for applications: 17 March 2023

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Requirements for application: Send you CV including 3 x references.

Camera operator / Video Editor

Department: News

Job Description

Cape Town TV is looking for a videographer who can both shoot and edit video footage into TV news stories.

The successful applicant will do the following ENG activities:


  • Shoot video footage in the field of newsworthy events.
  • Liaise with the reporter to assess the shot list.
  • Shoot interviews with individuals and groups.
  • Edit the footage into a news story according to a script.


  • Tertiary qualification in video or film production (degree, diploma or short course).
  • Sound knowledge of camera operation techniques.
  • Experience in shooting video in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to record audio effectively and maintain consistent audio levels in the edit.
  • Knowledge of video editing packages such as Adobe Premiere.
  • Experience in news production is an advantage.
  • Proven ability to tell a story in video form.
  • Showreel of past work.
  • At least two years of experience in video production.

Closing date for applications: 17 March 2023

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Requirements for application: Send you CV including 3 x references and a showreel of your work.