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Deputy Assignments Editor

e.Sat TV (Pty) Ltd - Johannesburg

Reporting to the Head of Department: Assignments, your Key Performance Areas include:

•             Draw up and manage the weekend diary and daily dairies when required in conjunction with the National Assignments Editor and Head of Assignments.

•             Assign stories to reporters employed at eNCA.

•             Manage assignments and reporters during the day.

•             Where necessary, chair the 08h30 daily editorial conference with the News Management team, and other editorial meetings with the broader newsroom.

•             Plan and deploy resources for breaking news.

•             Monitor newswires, all newspapers and social media for leads.

•             Liaise closely with the News Editors on duty regarding the diary, changes to stories and updates to stories.

•             Plan ahead to ensure the best possible news coverage over weekends.

•             Attend editorial meetings throughout the day. 


Minimum Requirements:

•             Degree / Diploma in Journalism

•             Managerial experience (advantageous)

•             8 years Broadcasting experience

Competency, Skills and Knowledge:

•             Demonstrated general knowledge, thorough understanding of South African politics and players involved as well as international current affairs.

•             Working knowledge of quality of visuals and scripts.

•             A developed culture of reading and news sense.

•             Ability to develop story ideas.

•             Team orientated and encompass the ability to build solid working relationships.

•             Able to adhere to strict deadlines.

•             Demonstrated ability to lead and take initiative.

•             Excellent command of the English language

•             Excellent probing and presentation skills.

•             Ability to identify reliable sources and network.



If you meet the minimum requirements, we look forward to hearing from you. Kindly submit the following to [email protected] :

•             Your CV

•             A certified copy of your ID

•             A certified copy of your Qualifications

•             Completed Application Form

If you have not received a response within 14 days after the closing date of the advert, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.     CLOSING DATE

16 FEB 2018