Showcase your reporting and writing skills to land your dream job with this two-day course.

To get your foot in the door for a job interview in the world of news, you need a portfolio that showcases your journalistic work. But how do you create one if you aren’t yet working as a journalist? In this course, you will create your own professional journalism portfolio – one that will make you stand out and let your work speak for itself. You’ll work on a multi-platform story from start to finish, learning crucial skills along the way like how to write and record powerful and brilliant examples of your ability. You’ll also learn how to market yourself as a journalist and what employers are looking for. 

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: 

  • Quickly build a journalism portfolio, even if you’ve never worked in a newsroom 
  • Demonstrate a variety of writing and reporting skills 
  • Present your portfolio online using free tools 
  • Pitch your stories for publication 
  • Become a professional with a body of credible work

Course Details

Duration: Two days
Location: Johannesburg or online
Group size: 3-10 participants

How it works: This course can either be run as a block course (two consecutive days) or one day of training weekly over two weeks.


Nala Academy prides itself on offering the best, by the best. We provide a range of online and in-person courses for journalists, editors and content producers. Our training is dynamic, contemporary and practical – with course content that evolves as quickly as the industry does. 

Our core training team includes some of the most recognised names in media in Africa who have built, led and worked for some of the biggest media brands on the continent. We also bring in prominent global journalists and communicators as guest trainers. 

To sign up for this course or enquire about our other offerings, get in touch.