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Job title: Senior Reporter
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 8 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 25 October 2021
Job reference no: 4058542756

Job Description

PURPOSE:

Seeking an experienced Politics Reporter. As a seasoned reporter, the politics reporter may perform many of the same tasks as members of the reporting team. But the applicant must have strong research skills that will help produce watchdog journalism and uncover stories that contribute to the Eastern Cape’s greater good.

The Senior Reporter must use their judgment and experience to set the news agenda. They will be called upon to focus on local, national and international coverage. Only those that have the skills and resources to deliver hard-hitting news stories should apply.

The successful candidate will provide content for both print and online, and must be an active participant on social media, or at least demonstrate a working knowledge of digital platforms.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES/OUTCOMES:

•Produce well-written, relevant, and accurate and balanced news stories

•Produce exclusive accountability stories and investigative projects

•Establish and maintain communication with contacts with a view to sourcing stories

•Work to established style and deadlines

•Ensure delivery of high-quality stories

•Perform any other duty as is reasonably assigned by the News desk

 

SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES AND ATTITUDES:

•Be self-motivated with an ability to work within a team

•A valid driver’s license

•A good knowledge of the Eastern Cape political landscape

•A good understanding of the local and regional political environment

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

•Relevant Diploma/Degree in Journalism

•At least 5 years’ experience in Journalism

•Excellent news gathering, research and writing skills

•Ability to work accurately under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines

•Excellent communication skills

•Unimpeachable integrity

•A solid contact base in the political sphere

•Ability to travel and work irregular hours

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