Johannesburg, Gauteng
Posted 15 April 2019

Job Details

Job Description

We’re looking for a journalist who has a passion for storytelling, a desire to be brilliant and the ability to produce beautiful copy. You must be able to produce relevant, compelling and factually correct content for DRUM’s print and digital platforms and must be able to write on a broad range of subjects.

Key responsibilities:
(The primary tasks, functions and deliverables of the role)
• Write engaging stories for print and digital that will grip the reader from start to finish and keep them coming back for more every week
• Produce high quality work within deadlines
• Showcase your ability to find stories nobody else can and wow the news editor with your awesome suggestions
• Make sure you check every fact twice and know that no sub can question the details in your story
• Comply with the requirements of the South African Press Code
• Build a network of contacts to ensure DRUM gets the best scoops every week
• Be enthusiastic and energetic and want to take the brand to new heights
• Work closely with photographers and production to ensure a high quality product
• Produce content for brand extensions when needed.

Skills and competencies
(The abilities that the individual needs to perform this role effectively)
• Able to write fluently in English
• Be super creative
• Be able to work in a Content Management System
• Be able to handle pressure like a boss
• Organise your workflow so it works well for you and the team
• Show great judgement when it comes to stories
• Have great attention to detail
• Be able to work with a team and impress those you engage with
• Make good decisions that will benefit the brand
• Never give up, never settle for less than 100%
• Think on your feet and make a plan when things go wrong

Required Qualification:
Diploma or degree in journalism, languages or media studies.

Experience writing for a mainstream newspaper or magazine;
At least 3 years’ experience.

Prior knowledge: 
Good general knowledge;
Knowledge of the DRUM market;
Knowledge of topical issues and current affairs;

Valid driver’s licence;
Proficient in relevant computer software packages and application;
Passion for media, knowledge of current affairs. Established network of contacts

Closing date: 23 April