School of Literature, Language and Media – Journalism and Media Studies

Position:   Radio Producer – Full-time one year contract, renewable depending on funding

Grade: AD11

The Wits Radio Academy is looking for a radio journalist / field producer to work on our award-winning talk shows

Are you interested in making innovative public interest radio programmes in fields like law, science and business? The Wits Radio Academy is now looking for a radio journalist / field producer to join its Programming Hothouse team. The Science Inside, Law Focus and Business Buzz are broadcast on VoW 88.1, Wits University’s campus station and are made available as podcast. We also work with other radio stations to construct local versions of some of the shows, and plan to add others to the list. The producer post will be on a full-time basis, on a one-year contract.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Producing sound-rich inserts for a range of radio shows: conceptualizing, reporting, gathering sound, scripting and producing;
  • Assisting with show planning, live show production and debriefing afterwards
  • Innovation in terms of formats, approaches and topics to create great radio;
  • Some liaison with collaborating community stations may include some involvement in training.


  • Relevant journalism degree or experience;
  • Experience of radio content production, including guest selection, interviewing, scripting, audio editing;
  • Ability to engage and work with production team;
  • Some key personal characteristics: creativity, responsible, diligent, able to think on one’s feet, motivated and engaged;
  • A willingness to work flexible hours;

For further information on the shows and examples of the kind of work we produce, have a look at, or contact:

Lerato Makate Executive Producer: Wits Radio Academy

Telephone: +27 11 717 4073/4083


To apply: Submit a letter of motivation, a detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (incl. e-mail addresses and telephone numbers). Examples of radio work should also be included.


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 their profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting applications


Closing Date: 16 November 2018

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and voice tests conducted.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted