Sports Reporter/Producer

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Sports Reporter/Producer
Remuneration: negotiable 
Location: Johannesburg, Randburg
Remote work: Not Applicable
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Mid
Company: Newzroom Afrika

Job description
Applications are invited for the above-indicated vacancy within Newzroom Afrika. The successful incumbent will report to the  sports editor/anchor.
Job purpose
To produce, write and report on a variety of different sports events and sports-related content.
Key responsibilities:
  • Conceptualise story ideas for relevant sport-related content on a daily basis.
  • Participate in daily and forward planning meetings.
  • Write scripts for sports stories.
  • Find different angles to sports stories.
  • Write catchy and relevant headlines for sports stories in the sports bulletin.
  • Insert supers and straps for different sports stories and sports scripts.
  • Organise relevant guests to discuss different topics related to sport.
  • Conceptualise, film, script and voice packages for television with a focus on sport. 
  • Do live and pre-recorded reporting.
  • Keep up-to-date with sports news.
  • Ability to meet multiple objectives and tight deadlines in an environment with little supervision

  • A minimum of three years of journalism covering sports.
  • Relevant journalism qualification.
  • Good grasp of English and other South African languages.
  • Strong contacts base in the sports fraternity.
  • Good knowledge of sports and latest developments in the space.
  • Excellent verbal and written/typed communication skills.
  • Excellent eye for detail and sustained concentration.
  • Good Interpersonal skills.
  • Team player.
  • Be able to work weekends and irregular hours.
  • Punctuality and diligence.
  • Capacity to work well under high pressure.
  • Capacity to solve or accurately describe problems.
  • Willingness to learn and stay up to date.
  • Dedication to sustain professional service delivery.
Skills and competencies:
  • Communication
  • Teamwork 
  • Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Able to act independently
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Self-starter
  • Able to take initiative
  • Result-driven
  • Integrity
  • Viewer centric
  • Innovative
  • Teamwork

Company Description
Newzroom Afrika is a premier South African 24-hour TV news channel broadcasting in Southern Africa, East and West Africa.
Posted on 13 Jan 15:40, Closing date 25 Jan
Jamela Chomela
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