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 businesses and investigations that unearth corporate wrongdoing.


Job Outputs: 

* Writing breaking news reports about developments in various industries.

* Produce in-depth reporting, including investigative journalism which delivers exclusive, market-moving news that sets the agenda.

* Deliver accurate and clear reports with minimal factual and language errors.


Skills and Competencies: 

* The successful candidate is a mid-level business journalist, with a keen interest in corporate and investigative reporting.

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

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

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

* Experience in delivering in-depth investigations, using a variety of sources to gather information .

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

* Exceptional language and writing skills.

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


Qualifications and experience: 

* At least 3 years’ experience as a financial journalist.

* A proven track record in financial and investigative journalism.

* 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.