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Senior Political Reporter

Remuneration:tctc 
Benefits:Medical aid and Provident Fund
Location:Johannesburg, Sundown, Sandton
Remote work:Not Applicable
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Job policy:Employment Equity position, Disabled position
Type:Permanent
Reference:#Political Reporter


Purpose of the role
Report, analyse political developments in South Africa across radio and online platforms

Job Description
  • Deliver thoughtful, user-friendly radio and online content pieces centred on politics including party politics and government that are factually accurate, ethically sound and that follow the prescripts of the BCCSA and Press Code
  • Break and analyse stories of significance in Politics
  • Deliver exclusive content and features on Political developments
  • Set own diary in conjunction with editors Keep on top of all relevant political and government-related stories
  • Mentor junior reporters and transfer skills and knowledge both informally and formally
  • Deliver in depth Q&A pieces live on radio
  • Write online pieces including but not limited to op-ed’s and explainer pieces.
  • Interview thought leaders and high-ranking government/political leaders
  • Seeking out and investigating stories via contacts, press statements and other sources
  • Attending press conferences and reporting on them
  • Researching and reporting from the field where necessary
Requirements
  • Matric
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least five years’ related experience in a mainstream newsroom
  • Broadcast journalism experience
  • Experience in delivering for online platforms
  • Extensive and demonstratable network of sources/newsmakers
  • Deep and demonstrable passion for reporting on politics 
  • Demonstratable in depth knowledge and understanding of the South African political landscape
  • Extensive network of sources
  • Ability to deliver comprehensive reports that simplify the complex in a user-friendly way.
  • Excellent time management
  • Excellent social media skills and a proven ability to amplify running stories
  • Exceptional language and writing skills
  • Ability to tap into an established network of sources for exclusive content
  • Demonstrable ability and track record in identifying and developing in-depth stories over long periods
  • Sound editing and sound scaping skills
  • Excellent broadcast voice and mic technique
  • Exceptional research and interview skills
Attributes 
  • Self- starter
  • Team player, capable of working independently and without supervision
  • Good communicator
  • Ability to thrive under pressure
  • Excellent track record of writing on economic policy
  • Passion for broadcast and online media
  • Passion for business and economics
  • Ability to consume and process large volumes of information and reach conclusions quickly
  • Strong work ethic and the will to win
  • Big match temperament



Posted on 15 Aug 18:40, Closing date 14 Oct

Apply by email

Mininki Matela
broadcastingcareers@primedia.co.za

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