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Night Site Editor: News24-Cape Town, Western Cape

Job Description

Job Summary:

News24 is on the lookout for a digitally savvy night site editor to join our desk team. We are looking for someone with an impeccable eye for quality and a passion for journalism, as well as the ability to thrive in the fast-paced world of online news.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification;
  • At least 5-10 years of experience in the journalism industry;
  • Experience in online editing;
  • Sound editorial knowledge, including proficiency as a writer with strong editing skills;
  • In-depth knowledge of the target market;
  • Proficiency in relevant content management programs and analytical tools.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Passion for news, a flair for story packaging and strong communication skills.
  • Good sense of news and news management, with an ability to identify content that resonates with local audiences;
  • Good attention to detail, with excellent writing, rewriting and sub-editing skills and a flair for headlines.
  • Must have a good understanding of local and international news, and a passion for breaking news;
  • Must be versatile, flexible and adaptable to change;
  • Must be able to perform under pressure, with short turn-around times;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Must have knowledge of a CMS and analytics tools, such as Google Analytics;
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, over weekends and public holidays.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team to ensure online content is ready for publication with the appropriate collateral to enrich copy;
  • Ability to quickly compile breaking news and/or aggregations;
  • Manage the production and publishing of content and ensure that fresh, accurate content is published and ranked appropriately;
  • Work with section editors to manage the flow of content to the main News24 homepage;
  • Edit content to ensure it’s in line with the publication’s style and take responsibility for quality of content;
  • Manage and run live updates;
  • Work on weekends and/or public holidays where required.

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

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