Job description

Reporting to the group head: eNCA Division your key performance areas will include:

  • Sub news scripts, boards and crawlers, ensuring they’re succinct, accurate and relevant
  • Ensure scripts are factually correct, contextual, engaging and in line with eNCA’s writing style
  • Thoroughly check scripts and correct errors, inconsistencies and omissions
  • Maintain high standards of spelling and grammar
  • Assist in updating eNCA style guide
  • Liaise with reporters to refine story angles and content
  • Report back on story progress throughout the day
  • Mentor and train reporters and desk writers
  • Assist output editors in checking content in bulletin rundowns
  • Write and voice local and international stories
  • Script headlines and promos
  • Liaise with bulletin producers, video editors and technical operations
  • Re-angle stories regularly
  • Review scripts and on-screen text within bulletins
  • Check wire services and news feeds for breaking news
  • Help decide how best to visually illustrate stories
  • Stand in as bulletin producer or output editor if required
  • More than seven years’ journalism experience – preferably in writing for broadcast
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent current affairs and general knowledge
  • Knowledge of SA media law
  • Good editorial judgement and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to voice news inserts is a distinct advantage


  • The successful candidate will be required to work irregular and long hours, including weekends, public holidays and standby shifts.
  • This is a contract position only.

If you possess the criteria and qualifications as stated, please send yourApplication form  together with a detailed CV to

Closing date: 4 August 2015.

Only shortlisted applicants who meet the criteria will be contacted. If you have not received a response within 14 days after closing of the advert, please accept that your application was not successful.