The Journalism Programme at Wits University is looking to appoint a part-time webmaster who will look after as well as other departmental websites.

Position: Webmaster (IT09)

50% Contract position from 1 November 2014 until 31 December 2015.


  • A bachelors’ degree or equivalent;
  • Five years’ experience;
  • High-level web design and management skills;
  • Knowledge of WordPress and other relevant software;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Experience in editorial environment
  • CSS Html, copy-editing and multimedia skills would be an advantage


The webmaster is responsible for:

  • Maintaining and keeping it updated with fresh information on the department and of general interest to its audience, the journalists of Southern Africa;
  • Assisting with teaching students technical aspects of website management;
  • Managing the department’s social media presence;
  • Developing new sites for teaching purposes; and
  • Producing regular newsletters.

Inquiries: Prof Franz Krüger,

Closing date: 31 October 2014.

To Apply: Submit a letter of motivation, detailed CV with the names and contact numbers of three referees (including email addresses).

Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits/self service application/”Apply for a job

External applicants are invited to apply by: registering your profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting your application.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment and continue searching after the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.