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Job title: News Editor
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 8 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 12 November 2021
Job reference no: 754554820

Job Description

The candidate must have significant experience in the media industry with exceptional editing skills and ability to lead a diverse team of multi-media reporters.


MAIN EXPECTATIONS:
• Responsible for the company’s overall news coverage
• Manage and co-ordinate the news diary
• Produce quality and exclusive news content that generates national conversation
• Develop story ideas on an ongoing basis
• Repackage, rewrite and edit news content from multiple sources
• Groom and nurture junior journalists
• Lead the company's investigations
• Represent the company in various capacities when required by the Editor


Skills, Attributes and Attitudes:

• Excellent news gathering, research, writing and editing skills
• Above average command of the English language
• Ability to led by example, show innovation and meet deadlines
• Ability to network
• Be prepared to work irregular hours

Qualifications and Experience:

• A three or four year qualification in journalism
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience on a mainstream daily or weekend newspaper
• Experience acquired on both weekend and daily publications will be an added advantage
• A thorough knowledge of journalistic ethics and media law
• Experience in news diary management
• A track record in news reporting and feature writing
• Knowledge of current affairs
• Knowledge of the Eastern Cape highly advantageous
• A commitment to high quality journalism
• Experience in working within a team
• A valid driver’s licence

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