Johannesburg, Gauteng
Permanent | Closing Date 21 August 2019

Job Description

Main Purpose of the job: 

The journalist will provide Fin24 readers with excellent coverage of South African companies.


Job Outputs: 

* Writing breaking news reports about developments in various industries.

* Providing authoritative analysis of corporate news, and what it may mean for all stakeholders, including investors and consumers.

* Analysis of financial statements and interpreting complex news in an accessible way for Fin24’s audience.

* Investigative journalism which secures exclusive, market-moving news.

* Accurate and clear reports with minimal factual and language errors.


Skills and Competencies: 

* The successful candidate is an experienced business journalist with a wide network of relationships across industries.

* A demonstrated commitment to the highest standard of journalism and ethical reporting.

* A proven ability to deliver breaking news, fast and without errors.

* A strong track record of writing analysis on various business-related topics.

* Experience in identifying and developing in-depth stories over longer periods.

* Financially literate, with an ability to analyse financial statements, and an understanding of capital markets.

* Exceptional language and writing skills.

* The necessary competence to identify the most significant news angle in any story or report.

* An independent self-starter, who also enjoys working in a team.


Qualifications and experience: 

* At least 5 years’ experience as a financial journalist.

* A proven track record in companies reporting.

* A relevant tertiary qualification.

* Digital experience in a business news environment is recommended.

Given the employment equity policy of Media24, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups.