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Online Sub-Editor

Location:Johannesburg, Sandton
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid
Reference:#Online Sub-Editor
Company:Primedia Broadcasting

Job description

  • Identify and assign news stories to be written and uploaded onto the EWN website
  • Edit news items to ensure they are grammatically and factually correct and conform to in-house style before publishing onto the website.
  • Ensure that every story is properly fleshed out, has a proper flow and is intriguing to read.
  • Create compelling headlines
  • Monitor news wire service to ensure the website has the latest international, entertainment and sports news.
  • Monitor picture services to ensure each story has appropriate images
  • Liaise with radio news anchors, producers and presenters about content on the website, and the promotion thereof on air.
  • Lead the process to identify and send out breaking app alerts
  • Any other tasks assigned by the editor or anyone else appointed by the company.


  • Matric
  • Degree in journalism/media/communication or relevant qualification
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Minimum of five years of experience as a sub-editor
  • Experience of subbing on an online platform preferred
  • Excellent grasp of English (both written and spoken)
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to lead, train and give instructions to writing team
  • Strong news and current affairs knowledge
  • The ability to produce a well-rounded and full story (pictures, headline, relevant multimedia attached.)
  • Ability to edit written copy clearly, quickly and accurately
  • Understanding the central journalistic principles (objectivity, balance, right of reply, etc.)
  • Attention to detail and facts is a must
  • A keen understanding of social networking platforms
  • Ability to learn quickly

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