Career Opportunities: Reporter (Auckland Park, Johannesburg) (10566)

THE SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION Position: Reporter (Auckland Park, Johannesburg) x2Reporting Line: Gauteng Assignment EditorsDivision: News and Current AffairsScale Code: Position ID: & CLOSING DATE: 14 APRIL MAIN PURPOSE OF POSITIONTo identify, initiate, investigate, research, plan and record relevant material from stories that are complex in nature and to produce news reports in two languages that are fair, accurate and compelling to target audiencesDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Initiate and cover stories as assigned or commissioned.Provide quality script and clear voice-overs, including on-air broadcast.Investigate and break stories, and follow them through to final product before broadcast.Maintain special focus area (crime).Give informative and well-researched input to live Current Affairs programmes and debates; package stories for Current Affairs programmes, and do live crossings to News Bulletins.Check facts, accuracy and quality of stories.Set up interviews and lead discussions for broadcast, including cross-overs.Meet story deadlines.Keep abreast of news events / developments.Obtain broadcast quality sound using relevant recording equipment.Adhere to South Africas Constitution, all broadcasting and other legislation, ICASAs licence conditions and regulations, the BCCSA Code of Conduct, the Press Code, including rulings, the SABC editorial policies, News and Current Affairs style-guide, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) etc.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: National Diploma / Degree in Journalism or Media Studies or equivalent qualification (NQF6 / 7)5 years experience in general reporting of NewsUnderstanding of regulations and legislation impacting broadcastingSound understanding of current trends in social, economic and political environmentComputer literacyAbility to interact and manage different stakeholders at different levelsUnderstanding of multi-media platformsExcellent command of both written and spoken language of TV and Radio News to optimise the impact of editorial contentAdvanced knowledge and understanding of Radio News and Current Affairs production processes and systemsEditorial and journalistic acumenGood, sound knowledge of and interest in TV and Radio broadcast developments, trends and technologies, including the media industry
Johannesburg, GT, ZA