Job Details
Employer: City Press

Media24 Newspapers has a vacancy for a JOURNALIST at City Press. The reporter must initiate investigations and features on his/her own and in conjunction with other reporters in the newsroom. The successful candidate would be flexible and able to work across a variety of subjects, including governance, health, education, business and politics. He/she would also have a wide array of contacts across these key areas and a drive to consistently produce hard-hitting exposes and features, which dominate the national conversation. The successful candidate must be adept at multi-media elements of storytelling, able to shoot and edit video, and manage social media accounts.

Key performance areas

Gather, write and present news reports.

Conduct ongoing research and news events.

Build up a network of contacts at local and national level.

Liaise with colleagues across departments about news features and the best use of information.

Shoot and edit video content.


Qualifications and experience

Degree or diploma, preferably in journalism, is a strong recommendation.

At least 5 years’ experience in a newsroom.

Proven experience and ability to write features, hard news, analytical journalism and revelatory reports across formats. Proven experience of taking videos and editing this content according to City Press standards.

Computer skills

Valid driver’s licence


The ability to withstand pressure from officials, politicians and large private companies.

Good grasp of SA politics, private sector and the functioning of civil society.

Good grasp of journalism, all platforms and the newspaper business.

The ability to focus, prioritise and think strategically.

Above-average ability to obtain and analyse information, to have insight into its core and to present it as a stimulating, cohesive report.

The ability to co-operate with all departments to present reports in a visually attractive and understandable way.

A good instinct for news, for law and justice, for ethical conduct and good judgment.

In exchange for the successful candidate’s services the company offers a competitive salary, membership of the medical and retirement funds for persons qualifying.

Apply before Monday, July 1, 2019 – 7 Days left
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Source: Careers24

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