Senior Digital Journalist - Johannesburg
more than 14 days ago
An exciting opportunity for an experienced Journalist exists within the digital department of one of the leading news groups in Southern Africa.
The Senior Journalist will cover news events assigned by the Editor and produce accurate and well written news stories daily for the application.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Plan and write fresh, accurate copy to deadline for all platforms in co-operation with the Digital News Editor and Editor.
Researching of articles.
Verifying statements and facts.
Gathering of news from a variety of reliable sources.
Generation of ideas and proposals for new stories.
Covering important events/issues timeously.
Staying up to date with privacy, contempt and defamation laws.
Liaising with editors, sub-editors, design and photographers.
Establishing and maintaining a network of contacts.
Adhere to Code of Ethics and Editorial Standards and Practices.
Monitor social media to pick up news leads and story ideas.
Upload, publish and promote stories to the website and online.
Assist with online administrative functions as directed.
Create, publish and promote multimedia content.
Guide, train and coach junior staff members.
Monitor analytics constantly.
Utilise analytics to maximise all stories and articles published on .
Adhere to Google algorithm requirements and write with SEO and Google search in mind.
Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Journalism.
Minimum 5 years’ mainstream journalism experience.
Talent for writing, coupled with a keen interest in breaking news and current affairs.
Established network of political contacts.
Newsroom and current affairs writing experience.