Afrikaans News Reader/ Researcher/ Writer

Posted on :

19 Sep, 2013

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Media Jobs in South Africa


Reporting to the Executive Producer, your key performance areas will include:

  • Translating stories from English to Afrikaans
  • Arranging and preparing for interviews
  • Research and Script for interviews
  • Brief cameraman and interviewee on topic beforehand
  • Check archives for specific identified news items
  • Check electronic media (wires), articles of interest in newspapers and study International media
  • Conduct preliminary telephonic and follow-up on interviews
  • Direct editor to cut pictures according to storyline.
  • Shoot and Package location stories
  • Identify stories through research and networking
  • Screen functions, events for possible newsworthy items



  • Should have at least 3 years broadcasting experience
  • Must be fluent in Afrikaans and have strong command of the language
  • Good general knowledge, thorough understanding of South African politics and players involved
  • Working knowledge of quality of visuals and scripts
  • A developed culture of reading and news sense
  • Ability to develop story ideas
  • Be a team player and ability to work with others
  • Work to strict deadlines and display initiative
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Be prepared to work early morning shifts and flexible hours


  • This is a contract position

If you possess the criteria and qualifications as stated, please send your application form together with a detailed CV to [email protected]

Closing date: 20 September 2013.

Only shortlisted applicants who meet the criteria will be contacted.  If you have not received a response within 14 days after closing of the advert, please accept that your application was not successful.

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