Business Producer/Reporter Wanted At Newzroom Afrika

Applications are invited for the above-mentioned vacancy within Newzroom Afrika. The incumbent will report to the business editor.

The business producer/reporter is a key member of the business desk, who is responsible for ensuring that the business news gathering is done in a timely, accurate, and engaging manner.  Under the leadership of the Business Editor, the business producer/reporter will shape and create news coverage that sets Newzroom Afrika apart from other broadcasters in South Africa and beyond.

Job Requirements

  • Gather business information, stories, and pieces throughout the day.
  • Add business stories and elements that will make the broadcast more attractive.
  • Ensure broadcast is within time limits.
  • Attend diary meetings and make strategic inputs
  • Assist the editorial team in determining the newsroom’s strategic vision.
  • Work closely with the online editor and the entire online team, Assignment editors.
  • Ensure that there is a constant flow of fresh business stories
  • Ability to proofread and edit pieces.
  • Perform business research on local, national, and international affairs to stay updated with current events.
  • Identify guests for business content
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Prepare anchors for business content
  • Ability to perform efficiently under pressure
  • A firm grasp of current affairs, both local and international
  • Excellent knowledge of media law and ethics
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Produce business breaking news reports
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Characteristics and competencies
  • Great attention to detail
  • Deadline driven
  • Innovative with strong problem-solving abilities
  • Use of the latest tech platforms to host meetings
  • Self-motivated, passionate, and punctual
  • Fast thinker and fast worker
  • Must be agile and accurate under pressure
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to embrace change
  • Assertive
  • Optimizing content and technology
  • Clear knowledge, the expertise of content life cycle, content management systems, and process
  • Ability to collaborate at all levels
  • Ability to work well within the team


  • Seven+ extensive working experience covering business news
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Strong Editorial background and skills
  • Show excellent news judgment
  • Good leadership skills
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • Leading and managing the team
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic and a can-do attitude to work
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Team Player
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Deadline driven
  • Adaptability and flexibility in a changing environment


  • Result driven
  • Integrity
  • Viewer centric
  • Innovative
  • Teamwork

Closing Date: 29th November 2021

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