Journalist City Press - Temp
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Posted 10 September 2019 - Closing Date 20 September 2019

Job Details

Job Description

City Press  has a vacancy for a Journalist in the arts supplement #Trending

 to deliver excellent lifestyle and entertainment supplements and related content. This is a temp position to accomodate for maternity leave.






  • Editing the arts and lifestyle section in consultation with a team, generating new ideas, approving pages
    • Sub-editing as a core function, getting stories edited into shape for print, adding headlines and captions
    • Representing #Trending at social, arts and lifestyle functions when required, including in the media when asked to do interviews, and on social media
    • Offering ideas and content to the #Trending diary
  • Contributing light news and art stories to the City Press news diary
    • To be able to write easily in all areas across all subjects in #Trending and all formats, from feature to review
    • Deliver punctual, clean copy within the style of #Trending
  • Uploading #Trending’s print content on the City Press website, ensuring it is web friendly





  • A suitable tertiary qualification and relevant journalistic experience;
  • Ability to work as leader of a team of journalists;
  • Conversant with lifestyle, arts and entertainment content;
  • Knowledge of digital platforms and social media;
  • Excellent linguistic skills;
  • A network of contacts;




  • Proper grasp and knowledge of the production process at a newspaper;
  • Excellent management, planning and organising skills;
  • Great sense for detail and accuracy;
  • Strategic thinking ability;
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills;
  • Creative and innovative ideas for lifestyle and entertainment content for print media and the digital sphere.



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