Journalist
Media24
Cape Town, Western Cape
Permanent
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Posted 03 August 2018 - Closing Date 17 August 2018

Job Details

Job Description

Soccer Laduma, Africa's number one soccer publication, is on the lookout for a highly motivated journalist. 

You'll be joining an expanding and highly successful team. This is an opportunity to not only work with, but also to learn from the team at this leading Soccer publication who live off their football passion. You will also be surrounded by  award winning digital and social media editorial teams.

Responsibilities: 

  • Plan, conduct and write up interviews with the local football stars and legends.
  • Contribute innovative content ideas to increase readership and newspaper sales.
  • Work with management and editorial team to develop and maintain effective editorial team.
  • Contribute to weekly team-brainstorming sessions to collectively conceptualise and develop top quality content
  • Write and edit clear and compelling copy
  • Research developing areas of interests

Requirements:

  • Diploma or Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications
  • At least two years work experience in social media
  • Must have a journalistic approach to researching and writing
  • A willingness to learn analysis, reporting and strategy
  • Write and edit clear and compelling copy
  • Attention to detail and project deadlines
  • Must be seeking a career in media
  • A passion for local and international football would be an advantage

Personal Skills/Attributes:

  • Must communicate effectively
  • Work well within a team
  • Must possess a strong work ethic
  • Organised individual who is able to multitask
  • Able to complete tasks independently
  • Someone who views themselves as a creative
  • A strong sense of achieving personal goals and objectives

Given the employment equity policy of Media24, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups