We are looking for a seasoned multimedia journalist with a passion for digital news to join our video team in Cape Town, producing original daily video content for News24 and assisting on multimedia projects.
- Source, shoot and edit news videos on a daily basis
- Produce breaking news stories that are short, engaging and shareable
- Write scripts, headlines and text to accompany videos
- Assist with publishing videos on the News24 platforms
- Assist in sourcing and executing in-depth features and investigative stories.
- Maintaining a strong diary with original story ideas.
- After-hours and weekend work will be required at times.
Required skills and attributes:
- Great technical knowledge of camera and audio equipment.
- A passion for news and current affairs as well as excellent general knowledge
- Confidence in producing stories under pressure where speed and accuracy are vital.
- Excellent English-language writing and communication skills.
- Strong interviewing skills.
- A solid network of contacts
- Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Photoshop and basic After Effects).
- A self-motivated team player that can take initiative when needed.
Skills that would be an advantage:
- Experience in live streaming
- Experience in Adobe After Effects
- The ability to do voiceovers and on-camera work
Qualifications and experience:
- At least three years’ experience in shooting and editing video in a news environment.
- Valid driver’s licence.
NB: Please include a link to an up-to-date showreel with your application
Media24 is a leading media company in Africa with interests in digital media, newspapers, magazines, printing, distribution, book publishing, job classifieds and ecommerce. Media24’s digital media division, 24.com, is a leading African network of popular digital publishing brands and online services across internet, mobile and applications. 24.com is dedicated to creating and sustaining uniquely African online and mobile communities. As South Africa’s largest digital publishing house, the network welcomes over 16 million local unique browsers monthly. Media24 is part of Naspers, a multinational group of media and ecommerce platforms.
Disclaimer: Preference will be given to employment equity candidates.