Senior Multi Media Journalist

Company Kagiso Media (Pty) Ltd
Reference # #SMMJ
Published 19/11/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
Reporting to the News Editor you will be responsible for researching (Field/Desk), writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms. Combining text, images, sound, and videos to provide unique content on-air and online.
Job Functions Media
Industries Media
Specification
1.Multi Media Reporting
•Receiving an assignment or evaluating news leads and news tips to
develop unique content.
•Gathering and verifying factual information regarding stories through
interviews, observation, and research.
•Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for
multiple platforms on deadline for all digital channels.
•Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories.
•Edits or assists in editing videos for all multimedia platforms.
•Provide live reports/ crossing from site of events.
•Write and produce quality news stories for multiple media platforms as
per the style guide.
•Generating new stories as well as developing and moving on stories
already in the news.
•Producing content for use both on-air and online.
•Assist in the planning and production of all news/current affairs across
platforms including packages, special reports and on-air radio
programmes where required.

2.Online Sourcing & Compilation
•Providing original online content on all digital platforms.
•Ensure relevant news stories are reflected online.
•Ensure accuracy by verification of facts.
•Provide briefs on self initiated stories being pursued.
•Check accuracy, language and writing of all online news content.
•Ensure that news content are balanced in terms of local, national and
international priority aimed at target audience.
•Writing original online content.
•Subbing of online social media content.
•Exchanging of online content with ECR.
•Editing and publishing of online video content.
•Maintaining all digital platforms including twitter, instagram, facebook,
soundcloud and youtube.

3.News Content & Coverage
•Monitor and approach multiple sources to gather local and national
content on a daily basis to ensure that the newsroom is covering all
relevant events.
•Source, research and verify newsworthy stories/content.
•Keep up to date with current affairs.
•Brief newsroom to prioritise stories and to choose events to cover.
•Log events and attend press conferences
•Build up and maintain contact database.
•Maintain a good relationship with newsmakers, various departmental
and organisational spokespeople.
•Ability to read the news would be a bonus when considering the
application.
Requirements
•Relevant qualification in Journalism or equivalent.
•4 – 5 years (related experience in a newsroom (desk & field).
•Advanced knowledge of multimedia and social media tools, video and
digital platforms.
•Fluent in English, exceptional writing and language skills.
•Valid driver’s licence.
•Knowledge of social media and online best practices
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Ability to cope with constant pressure of strict deadlines.
•Comprehensive knowledge of news and the broadcast industry.
•Broad general knowledge of current affairs.
•Willing to work irregular and flexible hours, including weekends and
public holidays as and when required.
Job Closing Date 24/11/2017
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