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Sub Editor - Freelance Pool

Location:Johannesburg, Ferndale, Randburg
Remote work:Not Applicable
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid
Type: 1 year
Reference:#NATV110
Company:Newzroom Afrika


The sub editor is responsible for ensuring that stories are accurate, engaging and in line with Newzroom Afrika’s editorial policy and style guide. The sub-editor works under the leadership of the editor on duty, output editor and managing editor.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Subbing all on-air content - scripts, graphics, boards, crawlers, straps, etc
  • Ensure all content is factually accurate, engaging, relevant, conversational, punchy, and has the necessary context
  • Thoroughly check scripts and all on-air content to ensure zero factual, grammatical and spelling errors
  • Generate ticker/straps/breaking news elements and ensure that all on-air elements are accurate and constantly updated
  • Maintain the highest standard of spelling and grammar
  • Ensure that all copy adheres to Newzroom Afrika’s Editorial Policy and Style Guide
  • Give input on the show, story ideas and feedback
  • Constantly communicate with desk and field reporters to refine story angles and ensure accuracy
  • Liaise with reporters on story developments and updates
  • Play the role of a mentor to Desk and Field Reporters
  • Write local and international stories when required
  • Assist in scripting headlines and promos
  • Help re-angle the stories regularly
  • Work closely with the Bulletin Editors to ensure seamless bulletins on air and check all content in the Rundowns
  • Check wire services and news feeds for breaking news
  • Ensure reporter scripts always have a strong news angle, and the story is taken forward
  • Flag to executive producer/news editor issues that may require the channel to give right of reply
Competencies: 
  • Skills And Competencies:
  • Five years or more experience as a sub-editor in a newsroom, preferably broadcast media
  • Three-year tertiary qualification in journalism or similar field
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to write for TV
  • Knowledge of newsroom production systems and workflows
  • Excellent knowledge of fact-checking processes
  • Excellent editorial judgement
  • Passion for news and current affairs
  • Thorough knowledge of South African and international news and current affairs
  • Good understanding of legal and ethical issues with regards to TV broadcasting
  • An understanding of the BCCSA Code of Conduct
  • Good grasp of English and other South African official languages
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to check and sub-content quickly, while ensuring accuracy
Personal attributes
  • Performance driven
  • Team player
  • Solutions driven
  • Attentive to details
  • Audience centered
  • Approachable, receptive to feedback from others.
  • Good interpersonal skills



Posted on 20 Sep 15:02, Closing date 19 Nov

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Newzroom Afrika is a premier South African 24-hour TV news channel broadcasting in Southern Africa, East and West Africa

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