Weekend Editor Wanted at Newzroom Afrika

Weekend Editor Wanted at Newzroom Afrika. Newzroom Afrika is seeking a weekend editor to for its dynamic newsroom. Applicants should be extremely strong editorially, be a self-starter, have good leadership abilities and understand the critically important role of weekend news. 

The successful candidate should be prepared to work every weekend and to work with the editor-in-chief to develop a strong weekend specific strategy.


  • Assist the weekday team in determining the newsroom’s strategic vision
  • Ensure that the vision and strategy of the newsroom is carried through over weekends
  • Work with the editor-in-chief to develop a weekend specific strategy
  • Work closely with the programme manager to ensure strong partnerships between weekend programming and news
  • Develop a strong weekend team
  • Formulate a weekend roster
  • Develop good working relationships with weekend papers and editors in order to ensure that Sunday exclusives are properly reflected on-air and online
  • Work closely with the Managing Editor Online and the entire online team
  • Drive a high-performance culture and ensure the performance management process is implemented


  • Five+ years of extensive working experience covering news
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Strong editorial background and skills
  • Show excellent news judgment
  • Leading and managing the team
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic and a can-do attitude to work
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Team Player
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Deadline driven
  • Adaptability and flexibility in a changing environment

Jamela Chomela

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