April 2018 – Job Vacancy for Senior Reporter in S.Africa

Remuneration: Cost to company
Location: Johannesburg, Industria West
Type: Permanent
Reference: #Snr Reporter
Company: The Citizen


An opportunity for a Senior Reporter exists within our Editorial Department reporting to the News Editor of The Citizen newspaper.

Purpose of the job:

To cover news events assigned by the News Editor and to write accurate and well-written stories for daily publication.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Production of accurate and well-written news copy
  • Interviewing people in a range of circumstances
  • Seeking out and investigating stories via your contacts
  • Covering important events/issues timeously
  • Use sources, documents, computer-assisted reporting, and other journalistic tools to develop, report and write exclusive/unique stories.
  • Work with the News/Deputy Editor in the development of story and project ideas.
  • Coordinate with the digital editorial team to create online/multi-media and social media content.
  • Do fact checking of all articles you write.
  • Adhere to Code of Ethics and Editorial Standards and Practices.
  • Establishing a network of contacts
  • Ability to work overtime and on weekends
  • Monitor electronic news outlets to pick up on news leads and story ideas.
  • Working across the different news platforms of The Citizen
  • Taking stories forward at any time of the day, on the most appropriate news platform of The Citizen

Core Competencies:


  • Talent for writing coupled with a keen news sense of news
  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook
  • Ability to work accurately
  • Keen interest in reading newspapers
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Journalism
  • Relationship-building skills
  • Deadline driven
  • Five+ years’ writing experience
  • People skills
  • High degree of professional Journalistic conduct
  • Copy tasting
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Social media

Ability to communicate and post on news events via multiple social media platforms

  • Accuracy, speed and balance

Other requirements:

  • Valid drivers licence a must
  • Own vehicle a must

Preference will be given to individuals who will add to the diversity of the organisation.

Suitable CV’s to be sent to hr@citizen.co.za

Closing date for applications: 25 April 2018

Quote Ref: Snr Reporter

Should you not receive feedback from The Citizen, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


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Sharne van Loggerenberg