Sub Editor

Company open news
Reference # on016
Published 05/07/2019
Contract Type Permanent/Contract
12 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Open News broadcasts exclusively on the OpenView platform. Open News was launched in November 2018 and the channel offers viewers a different approach to news. Open News combines traditional news storytelling with social media.

The incumbent will be required to sub all content aired on open news or uploaded to any of its social media or other platforms. The incumbent will also be required to ensure that all scripts are factually correct and free of any errors. To provide story ideas and guest suggestions to the Input and Output Desk. Assist with the creation of the open news writing style guide. To provide constant feedback and mentorship to reporters and producers about their work.

Position reporting to Input Editor. The key performance areas include:

•Sub-editing all open news content - scripts, graphics, lives, boards and crawlers across the various platforms.
•Ensuring content is succinct, factually accurate, contextual, relevant, engaging, conversational, and in line with the channel’s writing style.
•Checking scripts and correcting errors, inconsistencies and omissions.
•Assisting in updating open news style guide when necessary.

•Liaising with digital journalists, video journalists and producers, helping them refine story angles and content.
•Attending diary meetings, providing input, story ideas, and feedback.
•Reporting back with updates on story progress throughout the day.

•Assisting programme editors to check content in bulletin rundowns.
•Writing and voicing local and international stories.
•Sub-editing headlines and promos.
•Reviewing scripts and on-screen text in bulletins.
•Checking wire services and news feeds for breaking news.
•Assisting on how best to visually illustrate stories.

A relevant Television or Journalism qualification
A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a similar role
Job Functions Copywriting,Editing,Journalist,Research and Development
Industries Media
Job Closing Date 12/07/2019
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