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GENERAL NEWS JOURNALIST: Cape Town

Daily Maverick’s Cape Town team is in search of new journalism talent. Could that be you?

Job Overview

– To identify, initiate, investigate, research and produce quality, agenda-setting journalism for Daily Maverick’s online platform and its weekly newspaper, DM168.

Roles and Responsibilities

– Produce accurate hard-news stories, including breaking news;

– Investigate and research original content and ideas for news stories, features and analysis;

– Generate and maintain a strong network of contacts covering various areas including the Western Cape and local politics, justice, arts, culture and religion, youth and labour;

– Deliver writing of a high standard that is engaging and clear;

– Deliver investigative, exclusive, in-depth stories;

– Initiate diary ideas for the week.

Requirements

– At least three years’ journalism experience;

– Journalism/tertiary qualification preferable but could be offset by experience;

– Driver’s licence;

– Exceptional news sense and editorial judgement;

– Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail;

– Insightful understanding of sociopolitical dynamics in the Western Cape an advantage;

– Photographic/visual/multimedia skills an advantage;

– Impeccable general knowledge;

– Be willing to travel within the province and the country;

– Be willing to work some weekends and after hours when required;

– Be able to work virtually.

Benefits

– Flexible and remote working: we are a remote-friendly organisation;

– Generous annual leave;

– Exposure to the top talent in the industry and upskilling opportunities.

Please send a short motivation letter and CV to [email protected]

Closing date: 16 August 2022.

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