Posted on :
27 Jul, 2021
27 Jul, 2021
eNCA: SOUTH AFRICA’S MOST WATCHED TV NEWS CHANNEL. eNCA is South Africa’s most trusted independent TV and online news brand. It launched on June 1st, 2008 to become the country’s first 24-hour television news service.
Job Title: Reporter
Location: Hyde Park, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference #: eNCA148
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
The purpose of this role is to plan, research and produce news stories relevant for the Afrikaans speaking news audience, and
meeting the editorial requirements and standards of eNuus. To provide news content from the field for
other platforms, such as eNCA and online.
1.Research and Planning:
•Checking electronic media (wires and online), articles of interest in newspapers and study overseas media.
•Arranging and preparing for interviews.
•Conducting preliminary telephonic and follow-up probing interviews.
•Brief cameraman and interviewees on topics beforehand.
•Screening functions, events for possible newsworthy items.
•Have the ability to come up with unique story angles.
•Identifying stories through research, sourcing and networking.
•Contributing story ideas to the daily and forward planning diaries.
•Conducting live crossings.
•Checking archives for specified news items and visuals
•Writing final copy of news stories for broadcast
•Laying voice on tape and present on camera
•Directing video editor to cut pictures according to storyline, editing pictures and notes
•Skills may be reasonably applied to the same or similar group of tasks as required for the eNuus production process and broadcast
3.Multimedia & Online:
•Send images and videos from the field to online
•Increase the social media output, particularly on Twitter, using the designated handle and hashtags
•Write articles for online
•Alert online/multimedia team to rushes/footage and any good interviews that can be used as soon as the visuals are ingested
Key Performance Indicators:
1.News stories relevant for the Afrikaans speaking audience are suggested, planned and researched efficiently on a daily basis.
2.Content meets the editorial standards and requirements of eNuus and eNCA at all times.
3.Story deadlines are met.
4.Communication between the reporter, cameraman, video editor and other members of the editorial team is done in a respectful and professional manner to produce the best results for the bulletin.
Education: Degree in Journalism or related relevant qualification
Languages: Afrikaans and English
Experience: Minimum 4 years journalism experience
Specific Professional Competencies:
•Demonstrate exceptional knowledge of the Afrikaans language
•Demonstrate thorough understanding of South African politics and general news
•Demonstrate thorough understanding of media law and ethics
•Demonstrate thorough understanding of Afrikaans community and interests of this market
•Demonstrate thorough understanding of the processes involved in producing television news
Application Deadline: 02/08/2021