Monday , December 11 2023

SABC Careers Internship – Bulletin Editor Channel Africa

Website SABC

Job Description:

To source and provide quality news copy that accurately reflects the latest news events regionally, continentally and internationally, in order to attract and retain the various targeted audiences

Job Responsibilities:

  • Rewrite copy from the newsroom and other sources within tight deadlines.
  • Seek/give advice on the delivery of top stories.
  • Ensure quality of sound clips for broadcast.
  • Utilise research and social media platforms to understand target audience needs and consumption trends.
  • Contribute content for online publication.
  • Provide input in the retention and attraction of talent.
  • Manage, coach and mentor junior news desk staff.
  • Assist presenters to achieve accurate news reading delivery/presentation.
  • Generate and put out customised news bulletins and headlines as per schedule and as per target audience preferences.
  • Ensure a thorough and well informed approach to covering activities and events in all regional blocs on the continent
  • Allocate responsibilities and schedule team in a fair and transparent manner.
  • Liaise with reporters and search news sources for breaking stories, fresh angles and updates on stories.
  • Adhere to changes of schedule and time of newscast.
  • Communicate with other news outlets inside and outside the SABC.
  • Network with other newsmakers and sources of news.
  • Adhere to the Channel Africa style guide.
  • Attend to internal and external customers/clients queries/ complaints.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate in time with technical producers for all live crossings.
  • Contract with team on the SABC’s Performance Management System in accordance with the organizational policy and procedures.
  • Produce voice reports where necessary.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge and understanding of transmission chain.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse languages and cultures.
  • Degree or National Diploma in Journalism (NQF6)
  • Excellent news sense.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and long, irregular shifts
  • Excellent English communication (including writing) skills.
  • Sound understanding of current trends and issues in the social, economic and political environment on the African continent.
  • Knowledge and understanding of broadcast standards, Policies and SOP’s.
  • Good understanding of equipment and facilities within a broadcast environment.
  • Advanced understanding of SABC broadcast operations
  • Knowledge and understanding of play-out and recording system e.g. Dalet or Dira!

Job Details:

Company: SABC

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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