Sub Editor Vacancy at eTV South Africa

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12 Jun, 2014

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Media Jobs in South Africa

Reporting to the Online Editor eNCA Division, your Key Performance Areas will include:

Writing web-ready copy

Producing accurate and editorially sound copy from a variety of sources

Watching wire services and news feeds for the day’s news and breaking news

Converting broadcast scripts into web-appropriate stories

Flagging changes and major moves in stories

Liaising with the Duty Editor and taking direction on delivery priorities

Sub editing, ensuring copy is factually accurate, grammatically correct, free of spelling errors and visually stimulating

Writing headlines

Uploading stories and visual content into the content management system

Ensuring stories are tagged and effectively linked to other relevant content

Assisting in deciding on how best to visually illustrate stories

Assisting with the maintenance of and contribution to social network profiles

Occasionally deputising for the Duty Editor



  • Computer literate
  • At least 5 year journalism experience
  • Demonstrable interest in and passion for hard news
  • Sound editorial judgement
  • Understanding of online news and new media
  • Understanding of social media
  • Excellent English
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong subbing skills
  • Strong visual sense
  • A passion for story telling
  • Strong understanding of journalistic ethics
  • Ability to work very quickly without sacrificing accuracy
  • Good grasp of legal issues around broadcast and online media
  • Strong work ethic, and drive to deliver flawless outcomes
  • Good sense of humour, and robust nature
  • Solutions- and outcomes-orientated
  • Ability to work under pressure making deadlines



Familiarity with one or more web content management systems

Good contact base.


Note: The successful candidate will be required to work irregular and long hours, including weekends, public holidays and standby shifts.

Closing date: 13 June 2014.
If you possess the criteria and qualifications as stated, please send your application form together with a detailed CV to the HR Department at [email protected]

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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