Junior Reporter

211101 Junior reorter

Arena Holdings

POSITION: Junior Reporter 
REPORTING TO: News Editor
DEPARTMENT: Editorial
LOCATION: East London

The Daily Dispatch is looking for an experienced, dynamic journalist to cover Eastern Cape news.

Main Responsibilities/Outcomes

•Produce well-written, relevant, accurate and balanced news stories for the publication and its digital platforms;

•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.

•Produce exclusive accountability stories and Features using traditional and multimedia journalism tools; and

•An interest in court reporting or fast news for online would be advantageous.

Skills, Attributes and Attitudes

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

•A valid driver’s licence; and

•A good knowledge of the Eastern Cape landscape.

•Excellent news gathering, research and writing skills;

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

•Excellent communication skills;

•Unimpeachable integrity;

•Must be able to work independently;

•Online/digital savvy;

•A solid contact base; and

•Ability to travel and work irregular hours.

Qualifications and Experience

•Relevant Diploma/Degree in Journalism;

•At least 2 years’ experience in journalism; Short listed candidates may be asked to complete a writing and news reporting exercise.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide content for our digital platforms and must be able to use social media in their daily reporting.

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

Closing Date: 10 November 2021

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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