TIMES MEDIA GROUP:News Editor OPPORTUNITY

  • Responsible for the overall news coverage
  • Manages and coordinates the news diary
  • Produces quality and exclusive news content that generates national conversation
  • Develops story ideas on an ongoing basis
  • Repackages, rewrites and edits news content from multiple sources
  • Grooms and nurtures junior journalists
  • Leads the paper’s investigations
  • Represents the newspaper in various capacities when required by the editor

 

Company Description

Times Media Group believes in employment equity. As such, preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organisation.

Requirements

  • A three or four year qualification in journalism
  • Minimum of five 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
  • A commitment to high quality journalism
  • Experience in working within a team
  • A valid driver’s licence

 

Personal Skills/Attributes

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

Posted on 14 Apr 07:42

Contact details
Thandiswa Chauke
Times Media Group
011 280 3259
timesrecruitment@timesmedia.co.za

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