News Journalist

News Journalist

Location: Green Point, Cape Town
Salary: R7950 CTC per month

Purpose of the Role:
To research, compile, and write accurate high-quality news reports

Relevant Tertiary Qualification
2+ years’ experience as a journalist OR
1 year of experience in the news department of a radio station
Own vehicle and driver’s licence
A genuine interest in current affairs
An understanding of journalism laws and regulations
A commitment to the ethics and guiding principles of journalism
General knowledge of the South African legal and political framework
Familiarity with newsroom content management software
Computer literate
Basic sound recording and editing knowledge
Superior skills in the language of broadcast
Ability to work accurately in a deadline-driven environment
Exceptional personal ethics and accountability
Familiarity with social media and other digital media

Ensure newsworthy information is accurately and timeously delivered according to instructions from the Editor to voice reports, live or pre-recorded, as needed.
Prepare High Standard News stories, reports, and current events content
Write stories as per Newsroom standards and applicable style guide.
Interview key people relevant to the story and ensure that all angles and news objectives are covered
Adhere to deadlines
Covered all requirements as per News Editor’s instructions.
Ensure all work is done to deadline
Provide relevant departmental support
Support Fellow news staff when required
Ensure that all public interactions are professionally conducted
Attend and actively participate in departmental meetings
Attend press conferences and news events
Conduct Field reports
Background research.