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News Desk Editor/Reporter

Remuneration:negotiable Basic salary 
Education level:Degree
Job level: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 desk editor/reporter who will help drive News and Business coverage according to international best practice Wire Service standards.
  • Position based in Johannesburg
  • Responsible for producing and editing original daily news content and ensuring that it meets quality requirements and is issued timeously
  • Together with the rest of the ANA Business Desk ensure ANA Business and Economy wires are kept up to date with financial, market, company and other relevant news.
  • Editing and issuing reporters' copy to required standard
  • Write accurate, compelling headlines for ANA copy
  • Will be required to also perform reporting duties
  • Identify and evaluate news
  • Identify strong follow-up angles
  • Prep stories overnight for early morning publishing
  • Help drive weekend news coverage
  • Remain on top of news agenda, both locally and internationally
  • Co-ordinate coverage of news with fellow News Desk editors as well as reporters
  • Ensure News Wire is kept up to date with breaking stories and update published stories where necessary
  • Issue daily diaries
  • Contribute to news diary management
  • Willingness to work shifts as required
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 a senior role in news organisation
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in online media and usage of a content management system
  • Flexibility with regards to shifts, which may change at short notice
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

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