Online Content Producer

Cape Town South,
+27 21 422 5048
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Occupation Type
Information Technology
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Position Type

Job Description

• Working with a team of editors • Selecting and publishing stories using a web/digital content management system, editing and enhancing them with compelling headlines, great images and engaging video • Content scouting/copy tasting using more than 1000 global and local sources, • Using real-time analytics to inform the news mix and boost user engagement • Ensure breaking news is published straightaway; sending breaking news notifications and posting on social media • Balance competing priorities Special Requirements • Be willing to work a variable shift pattern to cover the news cycle, including early starts, late finishes and one weekend per month

Candidate Qualifications

Education and experience: • A Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar • 2-5 years’ experience in journalism • Digital newsroom experience is a must

Candidate Skills

Core skills and attributes • Be news junkies constantly driven to find the next great story • Have great general knowledge, following not only news but sports, entertainment and lifestyle trends too • Understand the media environment in SA, publishing for impact while being aware of the ethical responsibilities and sensibilities of the South African news consumer • Know how to use social media and understand its impact on the way users consume news • Be comfortable in a fast-paced work environment that requires meticulous attention to detail, while working quickly and juggling several priorities • Love digital journalism and show an eagerness to learn, experiment and adapt • Demonstrate a track record of working as a team player and showing initiative • Be educated to degree level - degree in Journalism, English or Communications preferred

Branch Information

Cape Town - Perm/Temp Recruitment


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