Remuneration:            Market Related
Province:                     Gauteng
City:                             Industria West

An opportunity for a Junior Digital Reporter exists within our Digital Department, reporting to the Digital News Editor of The Citizen.

Purpose of the Job:
To cover news events assigned by the News Editor and to produce accurate and well-written stories daily for our publication.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Covering important events/issues and breaking news timeously.
  • Use sources, documents, computer-assisted reporting, and other journalistic tools to develop, report and write exclusive/unique stories.
  • Work with the Digital News Editor in the development of story and project ideas.
  • Create online/multi-media and social media content.
  • Do fact checking of all articles you write.
  • Adhere to Code of Ethics and Editorial Standards and Practices.
  • Establishing a network of contacts.
  • Staying up to date with privacy, contempt and defamation.
  • Ability to work overtime and on weekends.
  • Monitor electronic news outlets to pick up on news leads and story ideas.
  • Upload, publish and promote stories to the website and online.
  • Assist with online administrative functions as directed.

Core Competencies Required:


  • Talent for writing, coupled with a keen interest in breaking news.
  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Journalism.
  • Newsroom writing experience.
  • Between 1 – 3 years’ mainstream journalism experience.


  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook.
  • Communication skills.
  • Relationship-building skills.


  • Ability to work accurately.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Deadline driven.
  • High degree of professional journalistic conduct.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.


Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license a must.
  • Own vehicle a must.


Please send suitable applications with a full CV to
Reference in subject line: Junior Digital Reporter
Closing date for applications:  27 November 2020.
Preference will be given to individuals who will add to the diversity of the organisation.
The Citizen reserves the right to not fill the position.