Calling Young South African Writers, Journalists And Leaders: Tell Your Story And Make A Difference

We are looking for young writers, journalists, leaders and storytellers in South Africa to join in our effort to change the way news and information is told all around the world.

RISE NEWS is a fast growing and highly impactful millennial focused news organization that has brought together over 1,000 of the most talented young people from all around the world. And we are just getting started.

Our next big push is going to be in South Africa, where our message is resonating and helping us grow into something truly special.

Our mission is a simple but revolutionary one: we want to create an outlet which tells the stories that mainstream media too often miss, while building a platform that can serve as a place for debate and discussion.

We believe in storytelling and that the pursuit of truth should be the foremost goal for those in public life.

Photo Credit: South African Tourism/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Photo Credit: South African Tourism/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

We also deeply believe in the power of our generation (no matter where we physically are on this planet) and that we need a vibrant free press in all corners of the Earth.

You can have real impact here.

In the process, you will learn more about the power of story-telling while gaining valuable work experience in a fun team atmosphere.

As one of the most diverse and vibrant countries on Earth, South Africa is perfectly positioned to be a leading force for our mission of a more democratized news industry.

While we lean towards news and originally reported journalism pieces, we also publish opinion pieces, policy proposals, first person narratives and fiction short stories as well.

You don’t need any prior journalism experience to participate. We encourage any ambitious and talented young person (and those young at heart) to reach out to us.

You will work with our in country editor and our team back in the United States as well.

If you are interested then please fill out this form:

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]

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Announcing The Launch Of The RISE NEWS Show With Rich Robinson

RISE NEWS GROUP LLC is excited to announce the launch of our latest digital project, an online radio program geared towards the interests of the global millennial.

The RISE NEWS Show With Rich Robinson will be a weekly news magazine program that features the best that RISE NEWS has to offer.

It will also feature thought provoking interviews with newsmakers and interesting people from around the world.

Of course, it will also be presented in an irreverent and funny way that helps young people connect to the news.

The show will launch on Monday May 16, 2016.


Rich Robinson is the CEO and publisher of RISE NEWS, a millennial focused news and information brand.

Robinson is a graduate of the University of Alabama and a native of Miami.

While in Tuscaloosa, Robinson hosted a daily radio program geared towards young people and did sports broadcasting on television and radio. He also has a background in politics and community organizing.


Rich Robinson.

Be sure to like RISE NEWS on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date with information about the show.

RISE NEWS is a grassroots journalism news organization that is working to change the way young people become informed and engaged in public affairs. You can write for us.

Announcing the RISE NEWS Fellowship Program

Ever wanted to improve your writing and reporting skills while learning more about how new media works?

Ever wanted the chance to be treated like a professional reporter and have the opportunity to work on stories that can make a change?

We have something cool to tell you then.

RISE NEWS, a fast growing and highly impactful millennial focused news organization is seeking intelligent, hard-working young people to join our team as editorial fellows.

We are based in Miami, FL but you don’t have to be in order to be a fellow.

Here’s what you need to know:

Our fellows will be treated like professional reporters and will be expected to:

– produce at least three stories per week 

– commit to at least 15 hours of RISE related work per week (You can do more of course)

– participate in a weekly team Skype call

– follow news and build relationships in your coverage beat areas.

promote your stories on social media.

A quick bit on pay:

Our fellows will earn 70% of whatever their stories make from advertising or other means. Don’t do this fellowship for the pay as you probably won’t be making a whole lot. Think of the pay as a plus. And if some of your pieces go really viral, then we want to be able to properly compensate you.

The program will be starting on March 28, but we will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until June. You can start at any time and the fellowship can run for as long as you want it to. (End dates will be discussed during interview process)

What will you be doing?: 

You will act as a beat reporter focusing on either a geographical area (South Florida or Alabama if you are from either one of them) or a specific thematic topic if you don’t live in one of our local focus markets (including Culture, American Politics, International Affairs, Tech, Human Interest, etc).

How to apply:

Send an email to [email protected] to the attention of our publisher Rich Robinson with the following:

1) updated resume

2) three writing samples (academic papers accepted, but published journalistic work preferred)

If you have any questions about the process, shoot an email to [email protected] as well.

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