Assistant News Editor
POSITION: Assistant News Editor
REPORTING TO: Editor
LOCATION: East London
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Assistant News Editor. The candidate must have significant experience in the media industry with exceptional editing skills and ability to assist inleading a diverse team of multi-media reporters.
Assist News Editor and senior editorial staff in running an efficient digital and print news operation.
Commission and manage news stories from reporters and freelancers.
Ensure quality and immediacy of news content.
Generate and develop ideas for news and news features projects for all news platforms. Repackage and rewrite news content from multiple sources.
Deputize to the news editor as required. Skills, Attributes and Attitudes A strong news sense
A thorough knowledge of journalistic ethics and practices
Knowledge of issues affecting the Eastern Cape.
Good general knowledge
A commitment to high quality journalism
Attention to detail, speed and accuracy
Strong English language competence (verbal and written)
Ability to work well with others in a newsroom
Ability to manage and train staff members in news production
Ability to cope with a continuous deadline-driven environment
Willingness to work irregular hours, including late nights.
Qualifications and Experience
Relevant tertiary education
Experience in a mainstream newspaper
Please send your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 05 November 2020
Arena Holdings is an equal opportunity employer and as such, preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organisation.
Kindly take note that if we do not respond to you in the next two months, you may regard your application as unsuccessful.
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