MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST

Employer
The Mercury
Location
Greyville Durban
Salary
Market related
Posted
23 Mar 2018
Closes
22 Apr 2018
Contact
Shamella Naidoo

independent.pdn

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST

We have an exciting and challenging vacancy for a Multimedia Journalist. The successful incumbent will be responsible for producing copy for use across multi media, multi platforms and across verticals (print and digital).

Key Responsibilities

  • Produce newsworthy 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
  • 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
  • And perform any other functions as and when required across regions and platforms.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have a tertiary qualification in journalism or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • 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

 

 

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.

Independent Media is committed to its Employment Equity and Affirmative Action plans. All interested and suitably qualified applicants are required to submit a written motivational letter and detailed CV by no later than 16h30 on Thursday, 29th March 2018:

Shamella Naidoo

Human Resources

P O BOX 47549

GREYVILLE

4023

Email: vacancieskzn@inl.co.za

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider you application unsuccessful

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