Show/Guest Producer/Researcher

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Show/Guest Producer/Researcher

Remuneration: negotiable 
Location: Johannesburg, Randburg
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Mid
Type: FIxed
Reference: #NATV62
Company: Newzroom Afrika

Job description

Applications are invited for the above-indicated vacancy within Newzroom Afrika. The incumbent will report to the MANAGING EDITOR: INPUT.
Job Purpose
The purpose of this role is to arrange suitable and relevant guests for in-studio appearances and live broadcasts, as well as to conduct research and propose ideas and formulate relevant questions / debates/ interviews to enhance the broadcast.
Key responsibilities:
  • Research and introduce new expected voices on channel.
  • Research and introduce new informed voices on channel.
  • Provide detailed research with a minimum of five suggested questions for anchors.
  • Broaden contact base by developing networks with key stakeholders in the industry.
  • Selecting relevant and appropriate guests for particular topics/issues.
  • Liaise with visitors and other stakeholders via telephone and email correspondence by using excellent telephone and written etiquette.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Maintain a well-rounded knowledge base of current affairs and international news by digesting news regularly.
  • Maintain excellent relationships both internal to the business as well as fostering networks.
  • Welcome and receive guests by ensuring receipt is prompt and professional at all times.Good understanding of newsroom operating systems to continuously update the database.
  • Able to provide a comprehensive introduction to topics and discussions.
  • Conduct pre-interviews to determine suitability of guests and their point of view.
  • Present information packs to anchors.
  • Ensure that the quality of the guests are of editorial standards by being able to demonstrate their knowledge and articulate their views concisely.
  • Source, secure and book a variety of guests as per the channels news requirements including but not limited to current affairs, South African political landscape.
  • Preparation of information packs for anchors detailing views and positions of the guests.
  • Thorough understanding of South African and global news and current affairs


  • At least three years' experience in a related field
  • A firm grasp of current affairs, both local and international
  • An excellent knowledge of media law and ethics
  • Outstanding communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Characteristics and competencies
  • Great attention to detail
  • Deadline driven
  • Innovative with strong problem-solving abilities
  • Use of the latest tech platforms to host meetings
  • Self-motivated, passionate, and punctual
  • Fast thinker and fast worker
  • Must be agile and accurate under pressure
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to embrace change
  • Assertive
  • Optimising content and technology
  • Clear knowledge, expertise of content life cycle, content management systems and process
  • Ability to collaborate at all levels
  • Ability to work well within the team
  • Ability to manage conflict

Education: An appropriate post-matric qualification, journalism and/or media studies
Languages: Multi with English being main.
Experience: Minimum three years’ experience in related field.

Company Description

Newzroom Afrika is a premier South African 24-hour TV news channel broadcasting in Southern Africa, East and West Africa.
Posted on 20 Aug 16:04


Jamela Chomela
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