KZN Local News is looking to appoint a journalist responsible for producing relevant, compelling and factually correct news and feature content for our weekly local newspaper, Amanzimtoti. The position will be based at our Amanzimtoti offices and will report to the News Editor.
Diploma or degree in journalism, languages or media studies. Experience writing for a mainstream newspaper or magazine; At least 3 years’ experience as a journalist. Good general knowledge; Knowledge of particular target market of the publication; Knowledge of topical issues and current affairs; Valid driver’s licence; Proficient in relevant computer software packages and application; Passion for media, knowledge of current affairs.
Skills & Competencies:
Able to write fluently in the languages required by the publication.
Planning and organising
Sound news judgment
Attention to detail
Good decision-making abilities
Duties & Responsibilities:
Investigate and research article content for news and/or feature stories; Write quality news and feature articles, adhering to strict deadlines; Create target-market-specific articles; 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; May be required to assist and support freelance staff and junior permanent staff; Proofread articles; Generate and liaise with network of contacts to assist with research or completion of articles/features; May be required to complete layout and other production-related tasks; May be required to take photographs; and May be required to produce content for online and other platforms.
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