Content development, optimisation and production for the SABC News website
THE SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
POSITION: DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
DIVISION: NEWS: DIGITAL NEWS
JOB TITLE: DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
REPORT LINE: EDITOR
SCALE CODE: 300
POSITION NUMBER: 60003885
Main purpose of the position
Content development, optimisation and production for the SABC News website and other platforms as well as guiding development of new online services and features.
Monitor prevailing and emerging digital and social media trends and services and develop innovative ways to improve and popularize SABC News digital and broadcast services.
Content, platform and product design and development for the web and mobile, including using online tools to illustrate, visualise, curate and enhance online content.
Business analysis, conceptualization and formulation of specifications for digital media projects, and leading the implementation of editorial initiatives.
Web development liaison between editorial and IT staff.
Effective use of SABC text, video, audio and graphic content and implementation of multimedia best practices to improve online editorial content and make it more interactive and engaging.
Track and compile web traffic stats and do online reputation management.
Lead and support journalists in digital content gathering; production and contribution to various platforms; and data journalism initiatives.
Qualifications and requirements:
A suitable online journalism and/or information/computer sciences or digital media production qualification.
At least 5 years of online news and multimedia production experience; or other relevant experience in digital content production, web design and social media.
A strongly developed news sense and awareness, combined with news writing and compilation skills, and the ability to use online data,visualisation and newsroom tools.
The ability to find and implement digital solutions and workarounds in an agile news environment, within set deadlines.
An online presence and portfolio of work to demonstrate the expertise listed above – please provide links to a portfolio of online work in the job application.
Please submit applications to Nomhle Lallo: firstname.lastname@example.org or SABC News: Human Resources, Room 0422D, 4th floor, TV Centre.
Preference will be given to candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act and the SABC’s Employment Equity initiatives. If you have not had any response within six weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.
Closing date: 10th October 2014