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94.5 Kfm

567 CAPE TALK

BRANCH

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Cape Town

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DEPARTMENT

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EWN

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REPORT TO

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EWN NEWS EDITOR

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JOB TITLE

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EWN REPORTER

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CLOSING DATE

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9 July 2014

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EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

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  • Matric

  • Diploma/Degree in Journalism or relevant work experience

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OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Comprehensive work portfolio 
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  • Driver’s licence

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SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Computer literacy  
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  • Excellent reading and writing skills in English, ability to speak Afrikaans

  • Good voice for radio

  • Good interviewing skills

  • Ability to meet half hourly deadlines

  • Digital editing

  • Good “news sense”

  • Knowledge of online, photography, videography a plus, but not essential

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EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

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  • Current affairs – local, national, international news

  • Good contacts – constantly updated on news, newspapers, radio news, internet, TV news

  • Minimum of 3 years reporting experience

  • Need’s to have covered a wide range of stories

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PERSONALITY ATTRIBUTES

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  • Team player

  • Passionate about radio and news

  • Proactive

  • Assertive

  • Ability to act and think fast and make insightful, logical, rational decisions

  • Responsible and accountable by nature

  • Ability to work unsupervised and under extreme pressurised conditions

  • Ability to work long hours, as the nature of the business is a 24 hour

  • Demonstrable passion for and interest in hard news

  • Creative, innovative and visually astute

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent understanding of socio-economic and political issues affecting Africa

  • Flexible, resilient and a change agent who can handle cross-functional multi-tasking

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KEY OUTCOMES

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  • To provide news reports on EWN’s radio platforms by meeting specified news requirements

  • Ensure the news product is 100% accurate, up to date and consistent by covering all stories assigned by editors or news desk editors on a half hourly basis

  • Ensure depth and texture of news products by providing insight into and analysis of stipulated news stories on a daily basis

  • Ensure the news product is 100% accurate, up to date and consistent by covering all stories assigned by editors or news desk editors on a half hourly basis

  • Cover breaking and developing news stories by crossing live into news bulletins or talk radio programming according to specifies timeframes

  • Provide news content on EWN’s digital platforms by meeting specified news requirement

  • Ensure that breaking and developing news is reflected on EWN social media platforms by tweeting live from news stories and scenes according to specified timeframes

  • Supply video content to the online team by providing pieces-to-camera and Q&A’s for multimedia purposes on a daily basis

  • Provide depth and texture to online, by writing articles for the EWN website on a weekly basis

  • Ensure that all decisions makers in the newsroom are aware of any developing and breaking news stories by alerting the news desks and editors to the latest changes and developments as they occur

  • Generate exclusive news content through the utilisation of sources and information gathered

  • Source and conceptualise stories on a daily basis by identifying possible news angles provided by sources, contacts and or through general news

  • Provide unique content by generating a minimum of 1 news story per month that is “own” or “exclusives” to EWN

  • Provide balanced and comprehensive content by working with programming daily

  • Argument EWN coverage and provide shows with information by conducting Q&A’s with shows that are informative, engaging and easy to understand on a daily basis

  • Assist the programming department set up interviews with newsmakers by putting internal stakeholders in contact with sources according to specified timeframes

 

Suitable candidates will beselected in accordance with Primedia Broadcasting’s Employment Equity Policy.

 

(Subject Line: APPLICATION CV: “EWN REPORTER) All interested applicants to please forward CV detail to broadcastingcareers@primedia.co.za

 

Correspondencewill only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear fromus within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your applicationunsuccessful.

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