Job Details
Business UnitNews24
Minimum experienceMid-Senior
Company primary industryMedia Production
Job functional areaWriting/Editing

Job Description

Reporter/Journalist News24

News24 is looking for an excellent permanent early morning reporter to report from Cape Town or Johannesburg (largely desk-bound). The reporter must be able to produce relevant, compelling and factually correct news, feature and multimedia content for News24 to deadline each day.


Job Outputs:

Investigate and research content for news and/or feature stories;
Proactively pick up stories, statements and events that break overnight or early in the morning;
Provide 2-3 diary ideas for general and enterprise news stories on a daily basis;
Provide 2 diary ideas for premium stories on a weekly basis;
Write quality and factually accurate news and feature articles, adhering to strict deadlines;
Write newsworthy, target-market-specific articles and multi-media content (rich social media posts and mobile video);
Alert news editors to potential breaking news developments on your stories and others’;
Generate feature ideas;
Adhere to the quality, style and content standards as laid out and required by the particular publication;
Comply with the requirements of the South African Press Code;
Live tweet rolling news stories, events and briefings;
Will be required to take mobile photographs and shoot video.


Skills & Competencies:

A strong grasp of English grammar and spelling;
Able to write fluently and clearly in English;
Able to work under extreme pressure and to strict deadlines;
Good time management and the ability to multitask effectively and follow through;
Sound news judgment;
Knowledge of the online news environment;
Knowledge of social media;
Detail orientation;
Good people skills;
Quality orientation;
Good decision-making abilities;
Persistence and results orientation;
Questioning and listening skills;
The ability to work independently;


Minimum Requirements:

At least 5 years’ experience in a newsroom
Diploma or degree in journalism,
Languages or media studies experience writing for a mainstream newspaper or magazine or reporting for an online or wire news operation or a broadcast news service;
Good general knowledge;
Knowledge of topical issues and current affairs;
Valid driver’s licence;
Must be able to work from home when required;
Passion for media.

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