Jacaranda 94 2 FM: Managing Editor

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29 May, 2010

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Media Jobs in South Africa

Jacaranda 94.2 FM is searching for a broadcast journalist with a minimum of 10 years experience, who has the vision and expertise to manage and effectively direct the News and Sport department, ensuring that the news is competitive, target audience orientated and income generating as a multi media news source.
The position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Key Performance Areas Include: Managing the quality and content of Jacaranda 94.2’s news and sport both on air and online; managing news networks and contacts; optimal management of the News and Sport department staff; managing news PR; manage the newsroom and the daily operational requirements of the team and the effective compilation, management and control of the News and Sport Department budget.

So, what do you need? :
Minimum 10 years experience in Broadcast journalism, of which at least 5 years needs to be in a senior position; be fluent in both English and Afrikaans; a good understanding of radio and multimedia; an understanding of ICASA and BCCSA standards and a good understanding of the role of news and sport in a commercial radio station environment.

Applications should include a comprehensive CV (including names and contact details of at least three referees) and submission on the following:
• Why do you want to work at Jacaranda 94.2?
• How will your experience add to the development of the Jacaranda 94.2 news department and news product?
• What do you see the role to be of news and sport in a commercial radio station?
• How would you describe the target audience of Jacaranda 94.2?

The ideal candidate will have: Excellent writing skills; excellent journalism skills; excellent people management skills; excellent communication skills (be able to communicate effectively internally and externally); and be a strategic thinker.

Personal Skills/Attributes
Behaviors the successful candidate will require to demonstrate are mainly: be adaptable and flexible; give attention to detail; be committed to the organization; focus on teamwork; focus on delivery; creativity; focus on delivery and have integrity.

Province: Gauteng
City: Centurion
Education level: Degree
Job level: Management
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Occasional

Contact details
Adele Saunders
Jacaranda 94.2 FM
+27 12 673 9100
[email protected]

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