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M&G is hiring: Multimedia journalist

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The Mail & Guardian is looking for a talented, motivated and experienced multimedia journalist to join our team.

Prospective candidates must have a tertiary degree in journalism and at least two years’ experience in the industry.

This is a full-time position, based at the M&G Media offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The position is available immediately. Prospective candidates must have a tertiary degree in journalism and at least two years’ experience in the industry. The candidate should have strong news instincts, video and photo skills, a better-than-average grasp of the English language, and should be dynamic, confident and reliable. A driver’s license is a must. Will report to: multimedia editor.

PURPOSE
Produce original multimedia content for the Mail & Guardian

KEY OUTPUTS
Create original, newsworthy and compelling multimedia content
Must be able to follow a brief, shoot and edit independently as well as work as part of a team
Conceptualise original content ideas and apply these
Work with a CMS to upload multimedia
Assist the multimedia editor with tasks such as archiving, etc   

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Post-matric qualification in journalism & multimedia/ video, or a related discipline Experience in shooting and editing video is essential
Experience in audio work and photography is preferable
A journalism degree/ diploma is preferable; must have a strong editorial sense, able to research stories, conduct interviews and produce stories in their entirety
Knowledge of the online editorial industry and environment
Understanding of how multimedia and multi-platform news media works
An excellent grasp of the English language
A portfolio of published work
A valid driver’s license   

SKILLS & BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES
Ability to identify news-worthy content
Good camerawork and video editing skills
Flexibility to adapt style to demands of the material
Ability to work under pressure and deliver under time constraints
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Good planning and implementation skills
Strong analytical & conceptual thinking skills
Able to work independently and as part of a team
Should have good, sound news judgment   

The appointment will be done in line with M&G Media Ltd Employment Equity Policy and the remuneration will commensurate with the position. Applications should be addressed to the HR department. Email address: [email protected] 

Closing date: July 18 2014 

If you have not been contacted within 14 days of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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