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  • Posted: Apr 2, 2024
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Media24 is South Africa’s leading publisher with interests in digital media and services, newspapers, magazines, ecommerce, book publishing, print and distribution. It is part of Naspers, a multinational group of media and ecommerce platforms. Strategy Our purpose: Building communities through content, technology and commerce. What we do: We create exp...
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    Night General News Journalist

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Break developing and enterprise stories, accurately and quickly;
    • Work to tight deadlines to produce accurate hard news stories, including breaking news;
    • Investigate and research original content and ideas for news stories;
    • Generate and maintain a strong network of contacts across key sections of society, including, but not limited to, police, emergency services, government and state institutions, social justice organisation, non-governmental organisations and community bodies;
    • Write quality news and feature articles, adhering to strict deadlines and News24’s style;
    • Adhere to the quality, style and content standards as laid out and required by News24;
    • Create target-market-specific articles;
    • Generate ideas for news stories on a daily basis;
    • Comply with the requirements of the South African Press Code;
    • Generate and liaise with network of contacts to assist with research or completion of articles/features;
    • Will be required to take photographs and shoot video as required;
    • Live reporting on stories as they unfold, feeding into News24’s live updates;
    • Secure newsmakers for in-depth interviews on topical issues.

    Skills & Competencies:

    • Proficient in relevant computer software packages and application;
    • Demonstrable passion for news;
    • Strong knowledge of current affairs;
    • Established network of contacts (over and above official spokespersons);
    • Strong command of English;
    • Creativity;
    • Able to work under extreme pressure and to strict deadlines;
    • Good time management, the ability to multitask effectively and complete tasks timeously;
    • Sound news judgment;
    • Knowledge of the online news environment and digital publishing tools, including mobile video and photos;
    • Knowledge of social media;
    • Detail orientation;
    • Good people skills;
    • Quality orientation and the ability to deliver clean copy;
    • Good decision-making abilities;
    • Persistence and results orientated;
    • Strong questioning and listening skills;
    • The ability to work independently;
    • Resilient.

    Minimum Requirements: 

    • Diploma or degree in journalism, languages, politics or media studies;
    • Experience writing for a mainstream newspaper or magazine or reporting for an online or wire news operation or a broadcast news service;
    • At least 4 years’ experience;
    • Good general knowledge;
    • Insightful knowledge of South Africa’s socio-political landscape;
    • Knowledge of topical issues and current affairs;
    • Demonstrable network of contacts;
    • Valid driver’s licence;

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Media24 (Pty) Ltd on to apply

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