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Reporting to: TimesLIVE digital editor

Department: Tiso Blackstar Digital

Location: Parktown, Johannesburg

Job outline:

Tiso Blackstar’s digital business unit has a vacancy for the position of TimesLIVE – story producer (night). The ideal candidate will be someone proficient in writing, copy-editing and/or sub-editing who is keen to apply their skills in a demanding digital publishing environment. Please note this position is a night-shift position (typically from 2pm to 10pm). It may also involve potential weekend and public holiday shifts.

Skills requirements:

The successful candidate must have an editorial background, an excellent news sense and proven skill in writing and editing in English.  He or she will be able to work under pressure and on deadline. Some knowledge of print and digital publishing systems, as well as practical experience using social media tools, is also required. 

Job-specific requirements and attributes:

Keeping the TimesLIVE website updated and fresh with content digitally optimised to attract an online reader; generating original content; a good news sense; a high level of literacy and the ability to edit text, write web-appropriate headlines and package different types of media in a sensible and useful way; the ability to engage other members of the newsroom;  a willingness to learn, with journalistic savvy and a sub-editor’s thoroughness; and availability to work flexible hours.

Candidates should also have:

A wide-ranging interest in current affairs; experience with live blogging, and a broad general knowledge. Some knowledge of media law would be beneficial.

Applications deadline: April 13 2018

E-mail subject line: TimesLIVE Night Story Producer

Applications should be addressed to: Kate Henry on