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Guest Booker

Open News - Cape Town


Reporting to the Managing Director: Open News. Your Key Performance Areas include:


•             Maintaining a well-rounded knowledge base of current affairs and international news by digesting news regularly.

•             Researching and introducing new expert voices on the channel.

•             Providing detailed research with a minimum of five suggested questions for anchors.

•             Selecting relevant and appropriate guests for particular topics / issues.


Stakeholder liaising

•             Liaising with visitors and other stakeholders via telephone and email correspondence by using excellent telephone and written etiquette.

•             Maintain relationships both internal to the business as well as fostering networks.

•             Welcoming and receiving guests by ensuring receipt is prompt and professional at all times.

•             Understanding of newsroom operating systems to continuously update the database

•             Broadening contact base by developing networks with key stakeholders in the industry.


Planning and coordinating

•             Writing a comprehensive introduction to topics and discussions.

•             Conducting pre-interviews to determine suitability of guests and their point of view.

•             Presenting information packs to anchors.


Minimum Requirements:

•             A relevant qualification in Journalism or Media Studies

•             A minimum of 3 years relevant experience         


Competency, Skills and Knowledge:

•             Problem solving skills

•             Planning skills

•             Organising skills

•             Interpersonal skills

•             Persuasiveness

•             Communication skills

•             Presentation skills

•             Coping under pressure

•             Conflict handling skills

•             Computer literacy: MSO Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint


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.