multimedia journalist job opportunities at Independent Media

Independent Media invites applicants to apply for multimedia journalist position in Cape Town. Apply now before the closing date.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Produce 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.
  • Produce regular front page leads
  • Produce regular feature articles and curated content
  • 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.
  • Any other functions as and when required.

Minimum requirements

  • A thorough understanding of issues affecting Cape Town and South Africa
  • 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 license.
  • 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 3–5 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

 Closing date 22 Sep

 

How to apply

Apply by email

Remur Bam
remur.bam@corporateservice.co.za

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