Duty Editor - e.sat tv (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg

Job Title: Duty Editor

Department: News

Reports to: Director of News

Job Purpose: Overall daily management of the eNCA news operation and responsible for editorial content, quality and accuracy.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Managing the daily flow of news
  • Assisting in setting the daily news diary.
  • Updating the Output Desk after editorial meetings.
  • Being a regular link between Assignments and Output Desk
  • Monitoring outside field broadcasts
  • Managing the process editorially and on air when news breaks.
  • Constantly monitoring the on air product
  • Update and managing story branding
  • Commissioning and monitoring video wall plasmas and usage
  • Commissioning programming stings
  • Creating & managing SOP’s and workflows for output desk, production
  • Quality control of news  packages and video lines
  • Monitoring and pushing external content providers content onto output desk.
  • Monitoring embargoes, live feeds, and use of live content.
  • Monitoring the Opposition

Key Performance Indicators

Performance will only be satisfactory when:

  1. The audience share of the channel exceeds a set target
  2. When new processes are deemed functionally operational
  3. That content being produced is in line with the editorial positioning of the station
  4. When the on-air error ratio is deemed to be of an acceptable level for a 24 hour news channel
  5. When the content is judged to be creative and markedly different from the opposition.

Ideal Background 

Education:Tertiary Qualification.

Languages: Business English

Experience: Minimum 10 years Journalism experience

Competency Profile

Specific Professional Competencies:

  • Exemplary writing skills and high degree of creativity
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • To work long and irregular hours and weekends
  • Deep understanding of the local and international news environment
  • Understanding the technical requirements of television and getting a story to air.


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