Career Opportunities: Producer/presenter (7284)

Requisition ID 7284 – Posted 04/20/2021 – Eastern Cape Province – Eastern Cape Region – EC – Port Elizabeth




Position: producer presenter

umhlobo wenene current affairs  x 2 (60018941; 60018945)

Scale code: 402

Reporting Line:  Output Editor: News & Current Affairs (Radio)





Main purpose of the position:

To produce and/or co-present Current Affairs programmes and to be part of a team that produces and broadcasts stories that are newsworthy, compelling, accurate and fair for its target audience.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Initiate and produce news and current affairs content as assigned.
  • Present and/or co-present Current Affairs programmes, Special Programmes/Broadcasts and Outside Broadcasts.
  • Identify, initiate, brainstorm, research, plan, record, produce and broadcast Current Affairs stories and material that are newsworthy, compelling, accurate and fair for the target audience.
  • Plan and deliver the content of identified Current Affairs stories and programmes.
  • Adhere to specific language requirements.
  • Interpret and analyse the undercurrents in and subtexts of stories.
  • Conduct field, archival and other research.
  • Conduct interviews and Q&As.
  • Write/script, voice and package stories.
  • Deliver Current Affairs content/programmes on time.
  • Provide support and mentorship of team members and colleagues.
  • Establish and maintain news networks and contacts.
  • Ability to engage professionally with the target audience to promote and enhance News and Current Affairs.
  • Adhere to South Africa’s Constitution, all broadcasting and other legislation, ICASA regulations, the BCCSA Code of Conduct, SABC editorial policies and appropriate news and current affairs style guide etc.



  • National Diploma / Degree in Journalism  or Media Studies or equivalent qualifications
  • 4 years’ experience in radio news environment and specific language context.
  • Written and spoken mother-tongue proficiency in the designated language plus English.
  • Have a good understanding of social media and its usefulness as a journalistic tool.
  • Keep abreast of news, current affairs, trends, and developments.
  • Excellent general and news knowledge.
  • Good and clear broadcast voice.
  • Sound understanding of current social, economic and political trends.
  • Good ability to plan, organize and work in a team.
  • Good ability to work under pressure, including long and irregular hours.
  • Good understanding of the news, media and broadcasting environment.
  • Well-developed computer literacy (Microsoft, Internet, Dalet/Audacity and ENPS etc.)