Mid-level reporter

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Mid-level reporter
Position: Mid-level Reporter
Publication: Sunday Times
Reporting to: News Editor
Location: Johannesburg

Purpose of the Job:

To identify, investigate and write in-depth unique news reports of national and provincial interest for the Sunday Times and its digital platforms.

Main Responsibilities/Outcomes:

Break unique hard news stories ahead of competitors
Identify and pursue investigative journalism pieces
Write news features and analysis pieces
Investigate background reports
Establish and maintain communication with contacts with a view to sourcing stories
Work to established style and deadlines
Ensure delivery of high quality stories
Perform any other duty as is reasonably assigned by line manager
Skills and Attributes:

Excellent writing skills
Ability to work accurately under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines
Excellent communication skills
Be innovative
Unimpeachable integrity
Ability to travel and work irregular hours
Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge:

Relevant Diploma/Degree or equivalent;
At least 10 years’ experience in journalism;
A good general knowledge
Applications deadline: 27 January 2020

Applications in the form of a comprehensive CV should be emailed at: mediarecruitment@arena.africa

Arena believes in employment equity. As such, preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organisation. If you do not hear form us within 30 days of the closing date, this will mean that you application has been unsuccessful.

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