Editor – News & Current Affairs

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JOB PROFILE

To manage the newsroom and oversee the production of news stories i.e. assigning stories to journalists, reviewing, editing content, and ensuring that the newsroom operates smoothly and efficiently.

MAIN DUTIES

  • Be part of an on-air team, giving radio reports at scheduled news breaks within different shows,
  • Analyse and capitalise various attributes and requirements of digital media to strengthen editor’s position,
  • Manage and produce news to present information with accuracy, flow, and within time frame,
  • Design innovative and unique solutions to optimize routine news coverage,
  • Monitor and use multimedia, nonlinear and alternative storytelling strategies to widen listenership,
  • Manage and edit content to cater to audience needs and provide detailed information for same,
  • Prepare work schedules, deadlines and encourage team members to meet targets to facilitate timely dissemination of content,
  • Design and implement coverage strategies to facilitate wide coverage,
  • Provide training to news reporters on how to select news for existing listeners and increase followership,
  • Coordinate with colleagues in the newsroom and other sections to define priorities,
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to obtain optimum outcomes,
  • Evaluate all news for authenticity and check with sources to ensure correctness of content to avoid legal suits,
  • To observe ethical guidelines in gathering, processing and dissemination of news content,
  • Collaborate with reporters, editors and anchors to facilitate efficient news coverage to strengthen Radio station’s position in media market,
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Grade Twelve Certificate,
  • Degree in Mass communications
  • Three (3) work experience
Application deadline
30 Nov 15:00