Sport and General Journalist- District Mail
Media24
Somerset West, Western Cape
Permanent
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Posted 07 August 2018 - Closing Date 31 August 2018

Job Details

Job Description


DistrictMail, proud source of news and information in the Helderberg region, has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic journalist in its Strand office. The successful candidate will be required to produce relevant, compelling and factually correct news and feature content for the weekly publication as well as its online web- and mobisites.

Key responsibilities:

  • Investigate and research articles
  • Write quality sport and general news articles, adhering to strict deadlines
  • Create target-market-specific articles
  • Generate sport and general 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
  • Proofreading of articles
  • Generate and liaise with a network of contacts to assist with research or completion of articles/features
  • May be required to complete layout and other production related tasks, take photographs and produce content for online and other platforms

 

Skills and Competencies

  • Able to write fluently in Afrikaans and English
  • Creativity
  • Able to work under extreme pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Good time management and the ability to multi-task effectively and follow through
  • Sound news judgment
  • Detail and quality orientation
  • Good people skills
  • Good decision-making abilities
  • Persistence/results orientation
  • Questioning and listening skills
  • The ability to work independently
  • Resilience and initiative

 

Requirements:

  • Diploma or degree in Journalism, Languages or Media Studies
  • Experience writing for a newspaper or magazine
  • Good general knowledge of particular target market of the publication
  • Knowledge of topical issues and current affairs
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proficient in relevant computer software packages and application
  • Passion for media, knowledge of current affairs

CLOSING DATE:  31 August 2018