Journalist- Netwerk24 Media24

The main purpose of the job

Netwerk24 is looking for a reporter with 4 years or longer experience to work as part of the Eastern Cape team and report on general news as well as local, provincial and national issues of importance. The reporter must be able to source, investigate and report on topics. The journalist should have a good understanding of digital journalism, be able to record videos and take photos. The suitable candidate will be able to work quickly and under pressure.  The successful candidate must also be willing to work irregular hours and overtime, including weekends.

Job outputs 

  • Identify and write news stories.
  • Identify exclusive stories and report on it
  • Report breaking news
  • Maintain a contact network.
  • Do duty from time to time as morning or night reporter as well as some weekends.

Skills and competencies

  • The ability to work comfortably in a digital, multi-platform environment, with skills in social media, photography and videography.
  • The ability to work well in a team.
  • Have a wide network of contacts.
  • Have a good sense of news and understanding of your readers
  • A passion for journalism
  • Excellent Afrikaans language skills.

Qualifications and experience

  • A relevant tertiary qualification.
  • A valid driver’s licence.
  • Proven experience as a reporter.

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