The African News Agency (ANA) requires the skills of a Durban correspondent and desk editor who will help drive news coverage in Durban and the broader KwaZulu-Natal region according to international best practice Wire Service standards.
This position is based in Durban
Responsible for breaking and updating news stories according to agency style
Produce news features, analyses and business stories
Produce copy that is accurate, balanced and well written
Produce supplementary content in the form of images and video
Produce content for and update social media channels
Perform Desking duties as required, editing and issuing reporters' copy to required standard
Write accurate, compelling headlines for ANA copy
Able to generate, grow and manage network of freelancers in KwaZulu-Natal
Manage personal news diary and contribute to ANA daily and fortnightly diary
Must be well versed in journalistic principles, ethics and media law
All interested and suitably qualified applicants are required to submit a written motivation and detailed CV by no later than 16h30 on Thursday 31 May 2018 to .
If you have not heard from us within two weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Seven years extensive working experience in news organisation
A relevant tertiary qualification
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience in online media and usage of a content management system
Must have solid network of contacts
Flexibility with regards to shifts, which may change at short notice
Be prepared to work long hours, including weekends and public holidays as required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work fast and accurately as part of a tightly-knit team under pressure
Meticulous attention to detail
Strong work ethic, ability to get on with colleagues and a can-do attitude to work
Excellent planning and organisation skills
Excellent problem-solving ability
Posted on 16 May 16:07
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