Fin/Tech/Business Writer - 24.com
Media24
Cape Town, Western Cape
Permanent
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Posted 19 April 2018

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Job Description

Job Description
24.com is looking for a junior to mid-weight digital journalist / content producer who is obsessed with technology, exciting companies and the personalities behind the world of business and finance.

We're looking for someone who is insatiably curious about the intricacies of Business, Fin and Tech industries. The ideal candidate dreams in headlines and will manage, co-ordinate and drive the production of relevant, fresh and tantalising content.

As a native content producer, you will spend your time researching, pitching, writing, and producing stories for a variety of clients across websites such as Fin24, News24 and Business Insider SA.

With us you’ll get to work on some of South Africa’s best-loved media brands and with the most talented people in the business.

Minimum Requirements
- 2+ years experience as a writer on a business / tech / fin publication
- A media studies, journalism-related degree or diploma.
- Must have excellent writing & sub-editing skills
- Experience in the journalism industry, preferably in online news.
- Portfolio of written work
- Understanding of promotional campaigns and creative briefing advantageous

Skills & Competencies
- Must have sound news and topical judgment
- Good understanding of the digital medium
- Multimedia skills would be an advantage
- Be self-motivated with an ability to work within a team
- Proven ability to write clearly and authoritatively;
- Receptiveness to feedback and openness to change
- An excellent command of the English language and must be able to write for different sectors
- Computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power point)
- Organisational skills and ability
- Strong attention to detail (essential)
- Innovative, creative and resourceful
- Ability to adjust to the tone and character of our style guide and those of our clients
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Ability to work under pressure

Duties & Responsibilities
Candidates should be comfortable writing quick, aggregated stories that highlight the most interesting angles of the story plus have the skills, knowledge and contacts to deep dive into topics that require feature writing in medium-length and long-form features. The successful candidate will demonstrate a can-do attitude and an aptitude for working on multiple projects simultaneously.

- The ability to write/reposition ideas into web-readable content, with specific reference to snappy captioning and cross-referencing.
- Writing, curating and aggregating content (UGC, original and feed)... which could include articles, galleries and votes
- Ensuring content is appropriately published and edited.
- A nose for a great story, topics, headlines and clickable content
- Ability to find suitable content and write on a variety of topics

About Us
Media24 is a leading media company in Africa with interests in digital media, newspapers, magazines, printing, distribution, book publishing, job classifieds and ecommerce. Media24’s digital media division, 24.com, is a leading African network of popular digital publishing brands and online services across internet, mobile and applications. 24.com is dedicated to creating and sustaining uniquely African online and mobile communities. As South Africa’s largest digital publishing house, the network welcomes over 16 million local unique browsers monthly. Media24 is part of Naspers, a multinational group of media and ecommerce platforms.

Application Closing Date 23 April-2018