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Deputy News Editor - News24 - South Africa


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News 24 in South Africa is looking for a deputy news editor.
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Job Description

Job Description

To set the news agenda for News24 in Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga, Free State and Limpopo by optimally managing a team of reporters and freelancers.


Minimum Requirements

- Relevant tertiary qualification

- 6-9 years editorial experience in an established newsroom

- Newsroom management experience would be preferential

- Experience in an online news environment would be an added advantage

- Thorough working knowledge of news production, ethics and the media environment


Skills & Competencies

- Excellent leadership skills, with an emphasis on talent development

- Excellent people-relations skills

- Excellent verbal and written skills

- Excellent understanding of and passion for digital media

- Good time management, the ability to multitask effectively and follow through

- Problem-solving ability

- Established network of sources

- Detail orientated

- Planning and organising skills

- Able to work under extreme pressure

- Show initiative and act independently

- Resilient

- Inquisitive


Duties & Responsibilities

- Lead and manage a team of reporters in Johannesburg and Pretoria;

- Assist the assistant editor: breaking news in producing the original daily news content of News24, ensuring that it meets quality requirements and meets deadlines;

- Identify and evaluate news events and enterprise hard news and feature stories in Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Free State;

- Produce a comprehensive news diary daily from our reporters and freelancers in the above provinces;

- Co-ordinate news gathering daily to achieve daily deadlines;

- News edit articles once submitted by news reporters;

- Co-ordinate the assignment, evaluation and publication of breaking news

- Identify and develop news articles, themes and stories for aggregation;

- Report and investigate news stories when necessary;

- Identify strong follow-up angles;

- Remain on top of news in these provinces;

- Identify and create story ideas and themes on the general news front, including the identification of photographs and other visual material;

- Brief and debrief reporters on stories;

- Facilitate the training and upskilling of reporters;

- Monitor the progress of articles and reports throughout the news cycle;

- Keep abreast of local, provincial, national and important international news.

Given the employment equity policy of Media24, preference will be given to suitable
candidates from the designated groups.

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