Multimedia Journalist Wanted At Sunday Tribune

Sunday Tribune has an exciting and challenging vacancy for a Multimedia Journalist. The successful incumbent will be responsible for producing copy for use across multi media, multi platforms and across verticals (print and digital).

Key Responsibilities

  • Produce newsworthy stories that are well researched, accurate, balanced and well written
  • Produce high quality stories, that are error free and ready for publication for all platforms
  • Establish a strong network of contacts
  • Editing copy that complies with legal, style and space requirements
  • Follow up stories
  • Use social media to drive readership
  • Supply links, pictures, audio and or videos
  • Use social media to break news and engage with online audience
  • Generate ideas for unique story packages and community focus and reader engagement
  • Manage a personal diary
  • Initiate stories
  • Meet the deadline demand of the title whilst projecting a positive image
  • And perform any other functions as and when required across regions and platforms.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have a tertiary qualification in journalism or equivalent.
  • Must have and be able to supply a contactable list of high profile contacts.
  • Have a strong presence on social media with a number of followers.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence.
  • Must have extensive contact base.
  • Excellent command of English.
  • Must be fully computer literate, including the use of all social media applications
  • Must have at least 3 to 5 years journalism experience working on multiple platforms.
  • Having a formal training qualification in multimedia journalism would be advantageous.
  • Have a flair for tackling and writing a wide variety of stories.

Required Competencies

  • Be technologically well advanced on all social network platforms.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills in gathering news and presenting news.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with high level contacts.
  • Must have the ability to think creatively.
  • Be a self – starter that shows initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Be extremely motivated and driven to work in a highly pressurised fast pace environment.
  • Be highly flexible working long, irregular hours nightshift, weekends and public holidays
  • Be prepared to travel long distances across the province and country.
  • The ability to work under constant deadlines pressure.

Independent Media is committed to its Employment Equity and Affirmative Action plans. All interested and suitably qualified applicants are required to submit a written motivational letter and detailed CV by no later than 16h30 on Thursday, 18 April 2019:

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If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider you application unsuccessful

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