Multimedia Journalist – Politics


Multimedia Journalist – Politics

Remuneration: Cost to company
Location: Cape Town
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Mid
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Often
Job policy: Employment Equity position
Type: Permanent
Reference: #MMJPolitics
Company: Independent Media Recruiter

Job description

  • Produce newsworthy stories that are well researched, accurate, balanced and well written.
  • Produce high quality stories that are error free and ready for publication for all platforms.
  • Establish a strong network of contacts.
  • Editing copy that complies with legal, style and space requirements.
  • Follow up stories.
  • Use social media to drive readership.
  • Supply links, pictures, audio and or videos.
  • Use social media to break news and engage with online audience.
  • Generate ideas for unique story packages and community focus and reader engagement.
  • Manage a personal diary.
  • Initiate stories.
  • Meet the deadline demand of the title whilst projecting a positive image.


  • Must have a tertiary qualification in journalism or equivalent.
  • Must have at least 3 years journalism experience working on multiple platforms.
  • Having a formal training qualification in multimedia journalism would be advantageous.
  • Have a flair for tackling and writing a wide variety of stories.
  • Must have and be able to supply a contactable list of high profile contacts.
  • Have a strong presence on social media with a number of followers.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence.
  • Must have extensive contact base.
  • Be technologically well advanced on all social network platforms.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills in gathering news and presenting news.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with high level contacts.
  • Must have the ability to think creatively.
  • Be a self – starter that shows initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Be extremely motivated and driven to work in a highly pressurized fast pace environment.
  • The ability to work under constant deadlines pressure.

Posted on 18 Feb 16:14

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