General Reporter

Full-time
General Reporter | City Press
Media24
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Permanent

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Posted 14 April 2021 – Closing Date 23 April 2021

Job Details

Job Description

City Press has a vacancy for a GENERAL REPORTER. The reporter must initiate investigations and features on his/her own and in conjunction with other reporters in the newsroom. The successful candidate would be able to work across a variety of subjects, including governance, health, education, business and politics on all City Press platforms. He/she would also have a wide array of contacts across these key areas and a drive to consistently produce hard-hitting exposes and features, which dominate the national conversation.

 

Key performance areas

  •  Proven experience having produced front page stories and page leads
  • Work that reflects multi-platform content creation
  • Gather, write and present news reports
  • Conduct ongoing research and coverage of news events
  • Build up a network of contacts at local and national level
  • Liaise with colleagues: News, news editor and graphic artists about news features and the best use of information.

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Skills

  • Good grasp of journalism and the news business
  • The ability to focus, prioritise and think strategically
  • Above-average ability to obtain and analyse information, to have insight into its core and to present it as a stimulating, cohesive report
  • The ability to withstand pressure from officials, politicians and large private companies
  • The ability to work with graphic artists, page layout staff and the multimedia team to present reports in a visually attractive and understandable way
  • Good grasp of SA politics, private sector and the functioning of civil society
  • A good instinct for news, for law and justice, for ethical conduct and good judgement

 

Qualifications and experience

  •  Degree or diploma, preferably in journalism
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a newsroom
  • Proven experience and ability to write features, hard news, analytical journalism and revelatory reports across platforms
  • Valid driver’s licence

 

Given the employment equity policy of Media24, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated group