Senior Reporter -Politics

Classified
Reporter 19 February 2021 Classified

Arena Holdings

POSITION: Senior Reporter -Politics
REPORTING TO: News Editor
DEPARTMENT: Editorial
LOCATION: East London

PURPOSE:

The Daily Dispatch is looking for an experienced Politics Reporter. As a seasoned reporter, the politics reporter may perform many of the same tasks as members of the reporting team. But the applicant must have strong research skills that will help produce watchdog journalism and uncover stories that contribute to the Eastern Cape’s greater good.

The politics reporter must use their judgment and experience to set the news agenda. They will be called upon to focus on local, national and international political coverage. Only those that have the skills and resources to deliver hard-hitting news stories should apply.

The successful candidate will provide content for both print and online, and must be an active participant on social media, or at least demonstrate a working knowledge of digital platforms.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES/OUTCOMES

•Produce well-written, relevant, and accurate and balanced news stories;

•Produce exclusive accountability stories and investigative projects;

•Establish and maintain communication with contacts with a view to sourcing stories;

•Work to established style and deadlines;

•Ensure delivery of high-quality stories, and

•Perform any other duty as is reasonably assigned by the News desk.

SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES AND ATTITUDES

•Be self-motivated with an ability to work within a team;

•A valid driver’s license; and

•A good knowledge of the Eastern Cape political landscape.

•A good understanding of the local and regional political environment.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

•Relevant Diploma/Degree in Journalism;

•At least 5 years’ experience in Journalism;

•Excellent news gathering, research and writing skills;

•Ability to work accurately under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines;

•Excellent communication skills;

•Unimpeachable integrity;

•A solid contact base in the political sphere; and

•Ability to travel and work irregular hours.

Please send your CV to: recruitment@dispatch.co.za

Closing Date: 1st March 2021

Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd is an Affirmative Action Employer and as such, preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organization. Kindly take note that should we not respond to you in the next 21 days, you may regard your application as unsuccessful.

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