Multimedia Journalist - News24
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Posted 22 June 2020 - Closing Date 10 July 2020

Job Details

Job Description

We are looking for a seasoned Multimedia Journalist with a passion for digital news to join our video team in Johannesburg, producing original daily video content for News24 and assisting on multimedia projects.

 Main responsibilities:

  • Source, shoot and edit news videos on a daily basis;
  • Produce breaking news stories that are short, engaging and shareable;
  • Write scripts, headlines and text to accompany videos;
  • Assist with publishing videos on the News24 platforms;
  • Assist in sourcing and executing in-depth features and investigative stories;
  • Maintaining a strong diary with original story ideas;
  • After-hours and weekend work will be required at times.

 Required skills and attributes:

  • Great technical knowledge of camera and audio equipment;
  • A passion for news and current affairs as well as excellent general knowledge;
  • Confidence in producing stories under pressure where speed and accuracy are vital;
  • Excellent English-language writing and communication skills;
  • Strong interviewing skills;
  • A solid network of contacts;
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Photoshop and basic After Effects);
  • A self-motivated team player that can take initiative when needed.

 Skills that would be an advantage:

  • Experience in live streaming;
  • Experience in Adobe After Effects;
  • The ability to do voiceovers and on-camera work.

 Qualifications and experience:

  • Matric/Grade12/SAQA Equivalent qualification;
  • Tertiary qualification in Journalism/Media Studies;
  • Multimedia Qualification an advantage;
  • At least three years' experience in shooting and editing video in a news environment;
  • Valid driver’s licence.

Given the employment equity policy of Media24, preference will be given to suitable
candidates from the designated groups.