News24 Is Hiring: Multimedia Journalist – Johannesburg, South Africa


Job Description

We are looking for a seasoned Multimedia Journalist with a passion for digital news to join our video team in Johannesburg, producing original daily video content for News24 and assisting on multimedia projects.

Main responsibilities:

Source, shoot and edit news videos on a daily basis;

Produce breaking news stories that are short, engaging and shareable;

Write scripts, headlines and text to accompany videos;

Assist with publishing videos on the News24 platforms;

Assist in sourcing and executing in-depth features, investigative stories and documentaries;

Assist with podcasting and other multimedia stories;

Maintaining a strong diary with original story ideas;

After-hours, weekend work and travel will be required at times, and will be recouped.

Required skills and attributes:

Great technical knowledge of camera and audio equipment;

A passion for news and current affairs as well as excellent general knowledge;

Confidence in producing stories under pressure where speed and accuracy are vital;

Excellent English-language writing and communication skills;

Strong interviewing skills;

A solid network of contacts;

Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Photoshop and basic After Effects);

A self-motivated team player that can take initiative when needed.

Skills that would be an advantage:

Experience in live streaming;

Experience in Adobe After Effects;

The ability to do voiceovers and on-camera work.

Qualifications and experience:

Matric/Grade12/SAQA Equivalent qualification;

Tertiary qualification in Journalism/Media Studies;

Multimedia Qualification an advantage;

At least three years’ experience in shooting and editing video in a news environment;

Valid driver’s licence.

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