Senior Political Reporter

Job Description

Job Description

To steer News24’s political coverage in conjunction with the political team and senior editors. A senior political reporter who is well-versed in the political dynamics of South Africa and will set the agenda with his/her reportage and analysis of the political landscape.

Minimum Requirements

– At least five years’ experience of working as a journalist in South Africa;

– A relevant tertiary qualification;

– Proven portfolio of political reportage that sets the agenda;

– Solid experience of digital platforms and passion for working in an online environment.

– Excellent writing skills

Skills & Competencies The ideal candidate has an excellent knowledge and understanding of the South African political landscape and a proven network of sources. The successful candidate has proven that he/she can analyse and interpret political events at high speed and has a passion for telling stories on digital platforms.

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Duties & Responsibilities

– Report on the most important and note-worthy political stories of the day.

– Generate exclusive political stories and interviews for News24 on a weekly basis;

– Cooperate with the politics team and news editors in setting the political agenda;

– Initiate ideas for political investigations and analysis on a regular basis;

– Report on political events and regularly write opinion and analysis pieces for News24.

– Participate and host in News24 live broadcasts and other multimedia offerings.

Given the employment equity policy of Media24, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups.

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