Reporter (7282)

Requisition ID 7282 – Posted 04/21/2021 – Eastern Cape Province – Eastern Cape Region – EC – Port Elizabeth




Position: Reporter: Eastern Cape

Position ID: 60020709;60018964;60020006

General News Desk : EC x (3)

Scale code: 402

Reporting LineEditor




Main purpose of the position:

To identify, initiate, investigate, research, plan and record relevant material from stories that are complex in nature and produce news reports that are fair, accurate and compelling to target audiences.



Key Accountabilities:

  • Initiate and cover stories as assigned or commissioned.
  • Provide quality, script and clear voice overs, including on air broadcast.

Investigate and break stories and follow them through to final product before broadcast.

  • Maintain special focus area (crime).
  • Give informative and well-researched input to live Current Affairs shows and debates; package stories for current affairs programmes and do live crossings to news bulletins.
  • Check facts, accuracy and quality of stories.
  • Set up interviews and lead discussion for broadcast, including cross overs.
  • Meet story deadlines.
  • Keep abreast of news events/developments.
  • Obtain broadcast quality sound using relevant recording equipment.





•           National Diploma/ Degree  in Journalism or Media Studies or equivalent qualification.NQF6/7

•           5 years’ experience in general reporting of News.

•           Understanding of regulations and legislation impacting broadcasting

•           Sound understanding of current trends in social, economic and political environment

•           Computer literacy

•           Ability to interact and manage different stakeholders at different levels

•           Understanding of multi-media platform

•           Excellent command of both written and spoken language of TV and Radio News to optimise the impact of editorial content.

•           Advanced knowledge and understanding of Radio News and current affairs production processes and systems.

•           Editorial and journalistic acumen

•           Good, “sound” knowledge of and interest in TV and Radio broadcast developments, trends, and technologies, including the media industry.