To produce exclusive, agenda-setting stories for News24 in support of a transparent and accountable society. The investigate journalist is a seeker for the truth and has the forensic capabilities to unearth wrongdoing in the private and public sector.
– An appropriate tertiary qualification.
– At least five years’ experience as an investigative journalist on a major South African news title.
Skills & Competencies
– Proven ability to identify, investigate and expose wrongdoing in society, in the private and public sectors;
– Established network of relevant sources;
– Ability to forensically unpack data in ways that are useful and empowering to readers;
– The capacity to deal with pressure and threats;
– Ability to tell complicated stories in a digestible way;
– Embracing new ways of storytelling other than text.
Duties & Responsibilities
– Research and investigate corruption and wrongdoing in the state, private companies and state-owned enterprises;
– Deliver well-written investigative articles, supported by multimedia, on a regular basis;
– Deliver breaking news scoops on a regular basis;
– Collaborate with the editorial, graphics and video teams in packaging investigative stories for maximum impact on digital platforms;
– Source and analyse relevant.
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Disclaimer: Preference will be given to employment equity candidates.