News Editor
Abantu Staffing Solutions
East London, Eastern Cape, ZA
4d ago

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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