The Citizen requires the services of a graphic journalist reporting to the Deputy Digital Editor and Creative Director. This is the ideal position for a motivated, energetic self-starter that is passionate about news and newspapers.

Main Responsibilities

  • Create visual articles and infographics of international standards for print and digital platforms.
  • Conceptualise and execute across all media platforms.
  • Identify design styles and follow house CI.
  • Conceptualise ideas independently or as part of a group.
  • Research projects and find opportunities to use infographics.
  • Take responsibility for own work, as well as the quality and standards of the newspaper.


  • A strong designer with great time management skills.
  • Able to collate and process large volumes of information.
  • Have a firm grasp on the English language.
  • Have good copywriting skills.
  • Able to multi-task.
  • Work according to strict deadlines.
  • Able to work as part of a team to ensure a good-quality product.
  • Be a self-starter and approach the job with pro-activeness
  • Must pay meticulous attention to detail and have high standards of quality.
  • Get the necessary approvals for your work
  • Passionate about news and newspapers with a strong news sense and interest in current affairs.
  • Work shifts as per operational requirements.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and own transport.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Tertiary degree, preferably in journalism or related field.
  • A background in journalism and the media environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of layout and design software, with specific reference to Adobe software
  • Must have a body of professionally published work.
  • Some knowledge about multimedia software will be advantageous

Preference will be given to individuals who add to the diversity of the organisation.

Please send a copy of your CV to


Closing date for applications: 19 June 2015

Should you not receive feedback within 14 days of your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

The Citizen reserves the right not to fill the position.