Randburg, Gauteng, ZA
12d ago
source : Careers24

Property24 has a vacancy for a sub-editor / journalist in its Randburg, Johannesburg office. We are looking for someone with excellent writing and editing skills, who loves a challenge and wants to develop a career in the property news space.

You must have a can-do, mature attitude and be willing to go the extra mile. If youre resourceful and love chasing a good story, enjoy being part of a small team but can work without supervision, and are confident that you can deliver on daily targets and deadlines -

wed love to meet you. All candidates will be required to take a test during the interview process. Responsibilities : Pitch stories, report on breaking news, sub-

edit and write original features. Upload online media news content. Interview industry figures, understand economic reports and conduct thorough research.

Build contacts in the property industry and attend events. Take and edit photographs when required, video skills an advantage.

Requirements :

Tertiary qualification : BA English, BCom or journalism. Exceptional English writing and editing skills. 2 years experience in a newsroom or similar environment.

Business or financial writing experience and a strong interest in property. Research and social media skills. Driver's licence and own vehicle essential.

Must live in the Johannesburg area. Competencies and aptitudes : An understanding and interest in property market and financial trends.

Accuracy, attention to detail and production of quality content. Sound knowledge of editorial principles. Persistent nature and consistency in work approach, standards and methodology.

Excellent organisational and planning skills. Ability to work independently but as part of a team, taking direction from a line manager.

An even temperament and ability to work under pressure, and deal with diverse personalities and situations. The willingness to work overtime and attend industry events, if required.

Punctual and honest, with ability to meet strict daily deadlines. Please forward a CV and short motivation letter, by 30th September 2018 If you have not heard back from us within two weeks after your application, please consider it unsuccessful.

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