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.
- 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.