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Correspondent/Desk Staffer

Remuneration:negotiable Basic salary 
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Company:African News Agency (ANA)

Job description

The African News Agency (ANA) requires the skills of a Durban correspondent and desk editor who will help drive news coverage in Durban and the broader KwaZulu-Natal region according to international best practice Wire Service standards.
  • This position is based in Durban
  • Responsible for breaking and updating news stories according to agency style
  • Produce news features, analyses and business stories
  • Produce copy that is accurate, balanced and well written
  • Produce supplementary content in the form of images and video
  • Produce content for and update social media channels
  • Perform Desking duties as required, editing and issuing reporters' copy to required standard
  • Write accurate, compelling headlines for ANA copy
  • Able to generate, grow and manage network of freelancers in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Manage personal news diary and contribute to ANA daily and fortnightly diary
  • Must be well versed in journalistic principles, ethics and media law
All interested and suitably qualified applicants are required to submit a written motivation and detailed CV by no later than 16h30 on Thursday 31 May 2018 to .

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.


Minimum requirements
  • Seven years extensive working experience in news organisation
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in online media and usage of a content management system
  • Must have solid network of contacts
  • Flexibility with regards to shifts, which may change at short notice
  • Be prepared to work long hours, including weekends and public holidays as required.
Required competencies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work fast and accurately as part of a tightly-knit team under pressure
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, ability to get on with colleagues and a can-do attitude to work
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability

Posted on 16 May 16:07

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