Arts Journalist - Netwerk24
Cape Town, Western Cape
Posted 12 March 2019 - Closing Date 26 March 2019

Job Details

Job Description

Job Description:
Netwerk24-newsdesk is looking for an arts journalist to join their team in Cape Town. The successful candidate must have a keen interest in the arts and entertainment industry in South Africa, must have a broad contactbase, and must be able to generate stories daily in a variety of the artistic fields  from literary events, theatre shows, music shows, films and art happenings. This person will work closely with the national arts editor and regional news editors. This person will be based in Cape Town. The successful candidate is an enthusiastic person with an above average general knowledge of the local and international arts and entertainment world.The candidate must be an excellent writer in Afrikaans.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in journalism or media studies,
  • At least four years’ experience in an editorial news environment,
  • Well-developed writing and editing ability in required language; preferably Eidos Media and any CMS and SOE knowledge,
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and packages.
Skills & Competencies:
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines,
  • Creative and innovative,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in required language,
  • Strong interpersonal skills,
  • Excellent attention to detail,
  • Excellent journalistic skills,
  • A keen news sense and interest in the arts,
  • Teamwork.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Writing of daily news articles and reviews,
  • Maintaining a diary and keeping abreast of events in arts and enterainment field,
  • Attending arts festivals and events and reporting under pressure,
  • Working overtime and weekends.
About Us
Media24 is a leading media company in Africa with interests in digital media, newspapers, magazines, printing, distribution, book publishing, job classifieds and ecommerce. Media24’s digital media division,, is a leading African network of popular digital publishing brands and online services across internet, mobile and applications. is dedicated to creating and sustaining uniquely African online and mobile communities. As South Africa’s largest digital publishing house, the network welcomes over 16 million local unique browsers monthly. Media24 is part of Naspers, a multinational group of media and ecommerce platforms.

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