Eastern Cape Journalist Wanted: News24 – South Africa


Job Description

Main Purpose:

To produce relevant, compelling and factually correct news, analysis, feature and multimedia content for News24 and its national audience on subjects and events affecting Nelson Mandela Bay to deadline each day.

Key responsibilities:

Investigate and research article content for news, analysis and feature stories on newsworthy subjects and events in Nelson Mandela Bay.
Produce enterprise news ideas and stories focusing on the city which will set the national news agenda.
Produce breaking news according to News24’s standards and norms.
Maintain and grow a diverse network of contacts across the Eastern Cape, including, but not limited to, emergency services, police, courts, municipalities and major political parties.
Write quality news and feature articles, adhering to strict deadlines.
Create target-market-specific articles and multi-media content.
Generate at least two feature ideas a month.
Adhere to the quality, style and content standards as laid out and required by News24.
Comply with the requirements of the South African Press Code.

Skills and competencies:

A strong and deep understanding of the Eastern Cape, Nelson Mandela Bay in particular, its people and the social, economic, current and political affairs of the province.
The ability to identify, initiate and generate original news angles on a daily basis.
Excellent command of English.
The ability to produce quality content under high pressure.
A self-starter with good time management skills and discipline to keep to deadlines.
Sound news judgment.
Passion for and knowledge of digital media.

Qualifications and experience:

Relevant tertiary qualification.
At least three years’ experience as a news reporter in a mainstream newsroom.

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