Coodinator (Former Employee) – Mpumalanga – 16 August 2017
It was a good work,it was a contract.I really enjoyed working with community,I learned more about working with people, I got pregnant on 2014 and got eresed from the contract, the contract said if u are absent for 30day u will be dismissed, by that I lost my contract job.
We were allowed to have debriefing sessions,annual capacity building,
Provincial Outreach field Coordinator (Former Employee) – Durban, ZN – 27 November 2013
It was fun working for Community Media Trust however, one was always worried about their job security as we were often informed that funding was a challenge. Management was amazing, transparent and easy to talk to. There were a few benefits but not the most important ones like medical aid and provident fund.
We did receive free lunch at the office during office hours, meetings. We even received money during the year end office closure
Sometimes we worked away from home, conducting trainings. We were working unusual hours.
Post Production Cordinator/Offline Editor (Former Employee) – Cape Town, WC – 19 September 2013
Typical 9 to 5 reporting to supervisors and managers. Staff are friendly but some of the managers tend to be temperamental. No benefits and the salary is not good. They expect a lot from their employees.
Community Journalist (Former Employee) – Cape Town, WC – 31 May 2013
Community Media Trust affords one the opportunity to learn all aspects of the media and television broadcast spectrum.
As an NGO it has its own set of unique challenges such as keeping funders on board and getting big broadcasters like the SABC interested.
A typical workday would include research and writing scripts for an upcoming documentary shoot. If I wasn't out shooting on location I would be at my desk writing an article or on the field interviewing subjects and officials.
On other days I would be involved in the post- production process after shoots.
My co-workers were, for the most part, people I enjoyed working with and I was fortunate enough to learn at the feet of some of the best editors and producers in the industry.
This organisation plays a very big role in South Africa as it educates and inform people.
Community Journalist (Current Employee) – Mthatha, Eastern Cape – 15 May 2013
On my typical day at work I do research, arrange interviews and studio guests. I also write scripts and do audio editing. I have a good and strong relationship with my co-workers as we always share ideas and sometimes they help me find stories for my shows and articles. The hardest part at my job is to find someone who is willng to share his or her personal story especially about HIV. I enjoy hosting the radio show and being part of our TV programme.
My organisation cares about its employees, by supplying them with the required equipment, and working environment, arrange safe travelling, and accomodation.
Job security is a problem as the organisation depends on funders.