The Successful incumbent will be responsible for the following
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.
Meet the deadline demand of the title whilst projecting a positive image.
Any other functions as and when required.
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 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 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.
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