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    Junior Digital Business Writer

    Remuneration:negotiable cost-to-company 
    Location:Roodepoort, Industria West
    Education level:Diploma
    Job level:Junior/Mid
    Own transport required:Yes
    Travel requirement:Occasional
    Company:The Citizen

    An exciting opportunity for a go-getter with an excellent sense for business news exists as a junior digital business writer in The Citizen’s editorial department.

    The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of daily digital business news gathering and production in South Africa.

    Main responsibilities:
    • Identify and write high quality articles on a number of business and financial interests for a wide audience.
    • Ensure that content remains relevant to The Citizen’s differing audiences.
    • Constantly track performance of written articles and make improvements where necessary.
    • Plan, commission and execute multimedia stories with a focus on business, financial interests, personal finance, etc.
    • Be the authority on all business, economic and financial developments in South Africa.
    • For example, can explain coherently how the repo rate is determined and the role inflation plays.
    • Contribute story ideas to other editorial sections. Work with relevant editors to generate business-orientated content for these sections.
    • Utilise analytics to maximise all stories and articles published on
    • Adhere to Google algorithm requirements and write with SEO and Google search in mind.
    • Study and adhere to The Citizen and’s voice and style guide.
    Core competencies:

    • Matric/Grade 12 qualification or SAQA Accredited Equivalent
    • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Journalism or appropriate work experience
    • Minimum two years’ experience in mainstream journalism, with a proven track record in business news and financial reporting, including a wide range of industries
    • Digital newsroom experience advantageous
    • Good network of contacts
    • Good talent for writing and copy tasting abilities
    • Excellent business insight
    • Advanced awareness of the media law and current trends
    • Good news gathering skills
    • Good computer skills
    • Excellent people/interview/communication skills
    • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
    • Ability to work under pressure and at times irregular hours
    • News awareness
    • Self-motivated
    • Deadline driven
    • Team player
    Other requirements
    • Valid driver’s licence
    • Own vehicle
    • Solid references
    • No criminal record

    Posted on 30 Apr 12:36, Closing date 29 Jun

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