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					SABC NEWS VACANCIES: DIGITAL NEWS
SABC Digital News in Johannesburg currently recruits senior
editorial staff to join the team responsible for the SABC's online
news services.         The unit is responsible for the website
www.sabc.co.za/news, news on sabcmobile.co.za, news apps
and NewsBreak 082 152.


POSITION:                  EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

SCALE CODE:                130
REPORT LINE:               EDITOR: DIGITAL NEWS

Main purpose of the position
To lead the planning, production and publication of newsworthy content on Digital
News web and other platforms; and attracting, retaining and engaging national and
international audiences with innovative content strategies.
Key accountabilities:
 Responsible for directing the planning and production of content on digital news
   platforms in line with the SABC's public service mandate and the SABC’s editorial
   policies
 As Digital News management team member, to take co-responsibility for the
   editorial and business management of the unit
 Driving the daily content planning and commissioning process in consultation with
   radio and TV counterparts to ensure a pro-active, coordinated content strategy
   across platforms
 Publishing of content, ensuring content quality and constant updates of own
   platforms and social media sites
 Continuous development of content options and sources; and optimising the use
   of multimedia content in current and new formats

Qualifications and requirements:
 Journalism degree and/or similar digital media academic qualifications;
   postgraduate qualifications will be an advantage
 At least 3 years experience in a senior online editorial leadership role and high
   level involvement in media/content strategy development
 Excellent news judgement and news awareness and insight in national and
   international affairs
 English subediting experience
 A proven record of publication/curation of online and/or social media content
 Personal online/social media presence will be an advantage



POSITION:                  PRODUCTION EDITOR

SCALE CODE:                300
REPORT LINE:               EDITOR: DIGITAL NEWS

Main purpose of the position

To manage the daily content curation activities for Digital News platforms.

Key accountabilities:

 Responsible for daily news diary management, assignment and coordination of
   multimedia content production across all website categories, other platforms and
   social media sites
 Cross-promotion of radio, TV and online content
 Story development and management, ensuring optimal use of SABC audio and
   video material and other information resources as well as user generated content
 Content editing and curation: checking facts, accuracy, content quality and best
   use of related content sourced from inside and outside the SABC
 Stimulation of interaction around SABC content on social media sites

Qualifications and requirements:

 A suitable journalism/media qualification and at least 5 years online journalism
   experience
 Experience in publication/curation of online and/or social media content
 Excellent news judgment and experience in newsroom management roles such
   as news or assignment editor, sub editor or desk head
 Sound understanding of current trends in the social, economic and political
   environment
 A proven ability to spot and develop story angles
 Expertise in the use of online and social media tools in the newsroom
 Personal online/social media presence will be an advantage
POSITION:                   SENIOR MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER

SCALE CODE:                 401
REPORT LINE:                EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Main purpose of the position

Content production for the SABC News website and other platforms as well as
development of new features for the website.

Key accountabilities:

 Responsible for the planning and production of news, features, special reports
   and other multimedia content
 Effective use of SABC video, audio and graphic content as well as other
   multimedia and design elements in material produced for the website and other
   platforms
 Identification and use of suitable online tools to illustrate, visualise and enhance
   web content; and to increase interactivity
 Development and piloting of multimedia best practices across all website content
   to improve the look, feel, functionality and interactivity of editorial content

Qualifications and requirements:

 A suitable journalism or media production qualification and at least 3 years of
   newsroom multimedia production experience; or other relevant experience in
   multimedia content production
 Excellent news judgment and news awareness
 The ability to write and compile multimedia news and feature material within set
   deadlines
 Experience in digital audio and video editing and multimedia content production
 Knowledge of web design principles and content optimisation, image
   manipulation, graphic arts, animation, interactive media as well as online
   visualisation and newsroom tools. A working knowledge of HTML, CSS and
   Javascript will be advantageous
 Experience in reporting and multimedia field production will be an advantage


Please submit applications to Nomhle Lallo: lallon@sabc.co.za
or SABC News: Human Resources, Room 0422D, 4th floor, TV
Centre
Closing date: 20 October 2011
The following positions were advertised on 17 October 2011:


POSITION:                  SENIOR PRODUCER

SCALE CODE:                402
REPORT LINE:               EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Main purpose of the position

To assign, compile and edit stories for the SABC News website and other platforms.

Key accountabilities:

 Responsible for multimedia content production, supervising a team of news
   producers by assigning, subbing and publication of newsworthy content in line
   with the SABC’s editorial policies and guidelines.
 Writing and curation of news related content for SABC and other platforms,
   including stimulation of interaction around SABC content on social media sites.
 Planning and production of comprehensive multimedia content packages within
   tight deadlines.

Qualifications and requirements:

 A suitable journalism qualification and at least 3 years online journalism
   experience; or experience in publication/curation of online and/or social media
   content
 The ability to write and compile multimedia content and produce factually correct
   online reports within set deadlines
 Excellent news judgement and news awareness; and expertise in one or more
   news beats will be an advantage
 Demonstration of excellent English writing and subediting skills
 Expertise in the use of online newsroom tools
 Good general knowledge and networking abilities


Please submit applications to Mandisa Khambi: khambim@sabc.co.za
or SABC News: Human Resources, Room 0422D, 4th floor, TV Centre

Closing date: 21 October 2011
POSITION:                   PRODUCER
SCALE CODE:                 403
REPORT LINE:                EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Main purpose of the position

News production of content for SABC Digital News, focusing specifically on
audio bulletins and packages for the phone news service NewsBreak 082 152.

Key accountabilities:

 Responsible for production of audio news bulletins and packages in line with the
   SABC’s editorial policies and guidelines, for publication on a range of platforms.
 Working with the team responsible for web content, promotion of SABC content
   across platforms and on social media, and to stimulate interaction around SABC
   content
 Compilation and presentation of hourly news and feature content for the audio
   news service and production of content for the news website.

Qualifications and requirements:

 A suitable journalism qualification and radio news production experience;
   expertise in online journalism and/or social media will be an advantage
 The ability to write and compile audio content and produce factually correct
   reports within set deadlines
 Excellent news judgment and news awareness and a good general knowledge
 A suitable voice, as demonstrated in an audition


Please submit applications to Mandisa Khambi: khambim@sabc.co.za
or SABC News: Human Resources, Room 0422D, 4th floor, TV Centre

Closing date: 21 October 2011



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.

				
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