News24 Is Hiring: Senior Video Journalist – South Africa


Job Description

News24, South Africa’s leading source of trusted news, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced video journalist specialising in narrative storytelling. If you are passionate about producing creative, informative and richly reported stories, we want you to join us!

As a senior video journalist, you’ll be responsible for producing short and long-form narrative stories. We want a journalist confident in shooting and field-producing in various environments under tight deadlines – someone with experience in autonomously creating pieces from pitch to publication using high-quality video and a wide range of editing techniques.

Role requirements and attributes:

Cultivate a diary with original story ideas that are deeply reported and have a layered visual treatment

Pitch, develop, shoot and edit projects

Excellent English-language writing: you’ll be expected to draft voiceover scripts, subtitles, headlines, and captions.

Rich research and interviewing skills

An advanced-level understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite

Experience working collaboratively and reporting across a wide range of topics: short breaking news videos may be expected on occasion

Monitor local and international news sources to identify stories for News24

Be able to work nights and weekends when required: occasional travel may be required


Relevant tertiary qualification in journalism/media studies.

At least 5 years’ experience in a digital or video news environment.

Additional film editing and motion graphic qualifications will be advantageous

A valid driver’s license

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