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Multi-Media Journalist

Benefits:Pension / Provident fund, Laptop & data
Location:Durban, New Germany
Job level:Junior/Mid
Company:Caxton Local Media

Job description

The Highway Mail has a vacancy for a multi-media journalist.

We are looking for a young, enthusiastic person to join our newsroom and share our passion for keeping our readers informed and entertained in print and online.

The journalist will source and gather accurate information and cover a variety of exciting and relevant articles related to a community newspaper in English.


• A valid degree or diploma in Journalism or Communication
• At least three years work experience in a newsroom would be advantageous
• Ability to write well-constructed and accurate articles, that reflect both sides of a story
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Must have good interviewing skills and an excellent command of the English language
• Photographic skills
• Must have a valid driver’s licence and own vehicle
• Ability to work unsupervised and meet strict deadlines
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Ability to anticipate problems and formulate solutions
• Must be able to work under pressure
• Must be able to manage a running diary
• Sound knowledge of social media and be able to create content, including short videos and sound bites for the Highway Mail’s website, Instagram,     Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channel.
• Time management skills and being able to meet daily deadlines is essential.
• Willingness to work after hours and every second weekend.
• Knowledge of the area and contacts in the area will be advantageous.

Send your CV to the editor: Corrinne Louw at az.oc.notxac.nbd@lennirroc>b<

Please use Highway Mail Journalist in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 30 September 2021.
If you are not contacted for an interview, please consider your application unsuccessful

Company Description

THE Highway Mail is the grand dame of the newspapers in the Caxton Pinetown stable.
At 70 years of age this old girl has seen it all. She has soldiered on through the apartheid era and seen the dawn of democracy, witnessed mayors come and go.

The Highway Mail was there at the Pinetown Commission of Enquiry in the 80s, at the bombing of the Pinetown Post office, the 1987 floods which devastated the Highway area.
But most of all the Highway Mail has been the finger on the pulse of this community. It has recorded the triumphs and the tragedies of the people who live here, been there when ordinary people did extraordinary things. Despite the wrinkles, the only thing old about the Highway Mail is its age.
It is bang up to date with online content in this modern, digital era. Her title site has long been a firm favourite with mobile visitors for a number of years. It has young, enthusiastic journalists committed to their communities and who strive to bring to the reader the news which matters.
Between the pages of Highway Mail find news you can use. With the current economic climate the Highway Mail is the paper to peruse for those month-end specials and to compare prices at various supermarkets. Our advertising content will tell the reader where to shop for bargains.
The Highway Mail is the thread which runs through the twists and turns of life west of Durban and binds it all together to make this community the caring one that it is.

Posted on 15 Sep 15:30

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