Expired: CULTURE WRITER AT NEW FRAME

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Deadline

17 August 2020

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Opportunity Description

Remuneration: R370000 – R375000 per year negotiable TCTC
Benefits: Medical aid, maternity leave, education and training, parking
Location: Johannesburg, CBD
Education level: Degree
Job Level: Mid
Travel requirement: Occasional
Type: One year
Reference: #CW-V
Company: Centre for Pan African Media

Company Description
New Frame is a not-for-profit, social justice media publication.

Job description

  • To develop and write culture stories and content that are aligned with New Frame’s editorial vision, mission and strategic objectives, while assisting the culture editor to shape and develop the desk’s approach and content
  • Source, pitch, develop and deliver newsworthy, timely and editorially relevant stories
  • Write compelling content in a way which engages and drives a digital audience
  • Ensure all content is produced to deadline and brief
  • Build and maintain strong contacts and be an ambassador for the company on all assignments
  • Record interviews for online platforms and edit audio to an acceptable standard for transmission online
  • Contribute to increasing audience and contributors, and assist in developing the desk’s strategy and approach
  • Any other duty as reasonably required

Required Skills:

  • Excellent writing skills and a keen eye for detail
  • The ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong research skills
  • The ability to work independently and creatively
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach
  • Strong news judgment
  • Well-developed analytical skills
  • Organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Good time-management skills
  • Quick response to breaking news
  • Accuracy and attention to detail for fact-checking
  • Strong editing skills

How to Apply

To apply, please send through a cover letter, CV and three writing samples to Nyasha at admin@newframe.com. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.