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News Anchor - Open News, Cape Town

Job Title: News Anchor

Department: e.tv news

Reports to (Function): Programme Editor

Job Purpose:

The incumbent would be required to anchor the e.tv news broadcast in adherence to the channel’s vision. To provide input and guidance on stories covered and guests brought in to be interviewed. To drive the channel’s audience by delivering work of a high quality. To promote and represent the e.tv news brand both internally and externally. To participate in pre and post production meetings and provide suggestions on the overall look of the show. To be engaged, opinionated and drive debate on a range of topics. To participate in feedback sessions around audiences and to keep abreast of changes in the media landscape.

Major Accountabilities:

  1. Research
  • Gathering information regarding issues.
  • Determining the angle of story, identifying and minimising gaps within the news story.
  • Planning and executing interviews with newsmakers.
  • Brainstorming the show during pre-production meetings.
  • Offering constructive feedback and ideas for the following day’s broadcast
  • Suggesting guests who offer varied views to topics.
  1. Scripting
  • Writing scripts for interviews and packages.
  • Checking existing scripts for grammatical, factual and stylistic errors.
  • Updating scripts and headlines with new information.
  1. Interviewing / Presenting
  • Reading bulletins to acceptable broadcast standards.
  • Moving between hard news and lighter news on social media
  • Conducting interviews.
  • Forming and expressing opinions based on fact
  • Engaging with the e.tv news audience and newsmakers.
  • Adlibing rolling news.
  • Ensuring smooth flow of bulletin.
  • Presenting live shows in the field.
  • Adhering to on air style guide.
  1. Social Media
  • Promoting shows and live news events, in accordance to the organisation’s social media policies.
  • Promoting viewer engagement via social media
  • Reflecting the comments streaming in to the show
  • Keeping abreast of topics that are trending
  • Promoting the brand on social media in a positive way that drives viewers

Key Performance Indicators (Indicate how performance will be measured: indicators, activities…)

   Performance will only be satisfactory when:

  1. Coaching and mentoring of team to promote international quality of broadcasting.
  2. Conducting ongoing formal team appraisals and feedback.
  3. Writing scripts for interviews and packages.
  4. Checking existing scripts for grammatical, factual and stylistic errors.
  5. Reading bulletin to acceptable broadcast standards.
  6. Conducting hard-hitting interviews.
  7. Adlibing rolling news.
  8. Presenting live shows in the field.
  9. Planning, scripting, presenting and editing packages for air.

Ideal Background 

EducationA relevant qualification

Languages: Business English

Experience:  A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience

Competency Profile

Specific Professional Competencies:

Indicate any other soft/technical/professional knowledge and skills requirements

  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

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