News Editor wanted immediately: APPLY HERE
Kagiso Media (Pty) Ltd
Umhlanga, South Africa
East Coast Radio is looking for a News Editor to lead and manage news team in the execution of the daily news agenda. Set strategic news agenda and take overall responsibility for multimedia (FM, Social Media, Online) output and operational develiverables. Provide editorial guidance, brainstorm and execute stories for various platforms. Lead in achieving content and multi media strategy goals in the newsroom. Assist in the development of the newsroom. Ensure unbiased, independent content delivery that upholds jornalistic ethics.
Manage the day to day operations of the newsroom
Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors;
Managing diary /roster & deploying of journalists;
Delegate stories/content/projects/work to team members to ensure best possible spread of workload;
Cultivate stringers and freelance contributers;
Overseeing all day-to-day editorial operations; prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work;
Overseeing video and visual multimedia content across all digital assets.
Managing and overseeing technical equipment and online component.
Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.
Edit scripts to ensure news reports are produced in an effective and timely manner. (quality control and content).
Analyse news developments (local/national and international).
Work closely with Programming Manager
Focus team to cover local news in Durban and KZN
Drive news agenda onair & online in line
Lead in developing unique news content and multi media strategy in the newsroom.
Lead in delivering on a competitive product and a functional news environment.
Update station and newsroom on international trends and ideas and implement where approved
Leading the news team
Encourage a healthy work culture and positive work ethic in the department that are in line with ECR Values
Manage the performance of team members and develop individuals
Drive colloboration between sister stations
Ensure training, coaching and development of current young journalist/talent
Development of journalist to fill new skills required for video and digital platforms
Will be required to present news bulletins, weather and finance segments and any breaking news as and when required
Ensure content is of high quality;
Check accuracy, language, writing and legal compliance of all news items before filing;
Proof read all stories;
Diploma or degree in journalism or equivalent.
Management diploma will be an advantage.
5 – 7 years experience in news reporting and journalism in a commercial radio environment of which 1 – 2 years experience should be in a leadership capacity within a newsroom environment.
Digital news experience is a requirement
Driver’s license and own vehicle
Proficiency in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook
Digital Content management system experience and News compilation software experience is an advantage
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to cope with a constant pressure of strict deadlines.
Comprehensive knowledge of News and Broadcast Industry.
Broad general knowledge of current affairs;
Be willing to and flexible to work irregular hours, including weekends and public holidays as and when required.
Interpersonal Skills / Team Player
Understand and applies Business Ethics and Values
Job Closing Date