Current Affairs Content Producer

Location:Johannesburg, Industria West
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Company:The Citizen

Job description

All4Women has a vacancy for a Current Affairs and flexible Lifestyle writer for its Johannesburg editorial department. The position requires a specialist in trending online and print news, and a good understanding of lifestyle topics (food, home décor, travel, fashion).

The position is ideal for an energetic, self-motivated person interested in working in a digital first environment who is digitally savvy.

The ideal candidate would be a self-starter who comes with a great contact book who can secure exclusive stories, should not be camera shy and should be able to easily put together a story with fresh comment.

This position is for someone who understands how to take a social media story forward, who understands the difference between a UB and a PV and what SEO means and why it’s important. The ideal candidate should be accustomed to working on various online communication tools.

The candidate must have the ability to assume ownership of his/her work to ensure we place a quality product in the hands of our readers.

You should be brimming with ideas, be able to work in a fast-paced environment and understand how to prioritise work. You will be required to file for print, online and premium on a regular basis.

The successful candidate will report directly to the editor of <i>All4Women</i>.

Main Responsibilities in current affairs:
  • Develop innovative ideas, along with the editor for writing, editing and breaking news content relevant to the All4Women audience, including exclusive interviews
  • Adapt and write articles from mainstream news media coverage to actively engage the All4Women readership
  • Stay up to date with current affairs and news that affects/is relevant to our readership
  • Pursue news and current affairs leads for All4Women around trends, viral content, breaking news, and analysis
  • Suggest new angles and ideas for relevant articles that are impartial and well-researched
  • Be willing to follow up on leads, develop a contact database, source comments from relevant contacts
  • Collaborate with The Citizen editor to look for content sharing opportunities, check content and edit articles to suit the All4Women strategy
  • Follow news-related ‘Celebrities’ and popular sports stars (Gigabas, Tito Mboweni, Caster Semenya, Kolisis) – Be able to research and translate information into content that is easily read, enjoyed, understood and shared by the All4Women reader
  • Research, write and submit stories within established timelines
  • Work independently to produce high quality content.
  • Have a proven track record
Main responsibilities in lifestyle:
  • Develop innovative ideas, along with the editor for writing engaging lifestyle content relevant to the All4Women audience
  • Suggest new angles and ideas for relevant articles that are impartial and well-researched
  • Research, write and submit stories within established timelines
  • Work independently to produce high quality content.
  • Have a proven track record

Minimum Qualifications
  • Matric/Grade 12 qualification or SAQA accredited equivalent a must
  • Ability to work irregular hours; Position may require shift work as and when required to accommodate big events
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or a related field preferred
  • At least three years’ experience in journalism, communications, marketing, public relations, advertising, social media or related media field and writing/reporting experience
  • A portfolio of work that demonstrates reporting, writing, photography, video skills as well as successful social media engagement.
  • Good general knowledge on a wide variety of lifestyle, entertainment, and current affairs topics as well as a good understanding of the technicalities of online and how it operates
  • Valid Driver’s licence
  • Excellent reporting, researching, interviewing, writing and storytelling skills
  • Can write with urgency for digital products and provide meaning and context for print products
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and deadlines simultaneously and produce accurate work at a high volume
  • Use research to tailor stories to fit the audiences for print and digital products
  • Be familiar and comfortable with standards for avoiding libel and slander, and have a good grasp of the legalities of filing for online
  • Ability to work in a high-energy, fast-paced environment and be committed to learning throughout their careers.
  • A demonstrated interest in current affairs
  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook
  • Excellent communication, language, networking and people skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to work accurately
  • Ability to work under pressure, and after hours when necessary
  • Deadline-driven
  • High degree of professional journalistic conduct
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team

Other requirements
  • Solid references
  • No criminal record

Posted on 19 Nov 15:14

Apply by email

Or apply with your Biz CV

Create your CV once, and thereafter you can apply to this ad and future job ads easily.

The Citizen
The Citizen is a daily national newspaper, distributed Monday to Friday, with its core circulation in Gauteng (82%). Super Saturday Citizen appears on Saturdays.

Get job alerts for Content Producer jobs

Social Media Specialist
Johannesburg, Rivonia
Migration is looking for a talented social media specialist to join our team.  About us Migration is a company of business-minded creative thinkers.
30 Oct 2020
Digital Media Specialist
Johannesburg, Lonehill R12000 - R15000 Monthly
If you’re looking for an exciting, extraordinary and spontaneous agency – then IMS is the agency for you! We are looking for the best and the brightest to...
Integrated Marketing Solutions
26 Oct 2020
Social Media Specialist
One of our Nomad Now clients, an award-winning South African advertising agency, is seeking a social media specialist.
8 Oct 2020
Let's do Biz