Careers @ Primedia Broadcasting

EWN MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER

STATION: KFM CAPE TALK 947 702

BRANCH: CAPE TOWN

DEPARTMENT: EWN

REPORT TO: EWN ONLINE NEWS EDITOR (JHB) / EWN ASSOCIATE ONLINE NEWS EDITOR (CPT)

JOB TITLE: To conceptualise, produce, shoot and edit multimedia pieces for publication on digital platforms. To assist in the conceptualisation of major projects, providing input on treatments and delivery mechanisms. To innovate in the multimedia space, devising new and untried treatments and approaches. To cover daily News, both hard and light, and to conceptualise and work on original feature pieces. Take full accountability for the role in the area of responsibility by executing all specified functions within the role and adhering to processes, policies and procedures and always abiding by and upholding the company’s Formula and Values.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Matric
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or equivalent

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Comprehensive portfolio
  • Unendorsed Driver’s licence

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • 3 years’ experience in a professional News environment with the focus on visual storytelling

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Computer literacy skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent technical skills in editing software
  • Knowledge and understanding of socio-economic and political issues affecting Africa
  • Knowledge of digital-specific treatments of News stories
  • Creative and technically strong when it comes to filming and editing
  • The practical ability and skills to work with:
    • Advanced video editing software (Adobe Premier or Final Cut)
    • Adobe Photoshop
  • Excellent visual-literacy skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of framing for stills photography
  • Demonstrated knowledge of shoot-to-edit techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media and the role multimedia plays in social media
  • A strong visual sense and passion for storytelling
  • Ability to build up storyboards

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Team player with the ability to work independently and show initiative
  • Resilient and composed under pressure
  • Innovative, dedicated and responsible
  • Creative and visually astute
  • Ability to receive and act on direction easily
  • Attentive with accuracy to detail
  • Passionate about digital platforms
  • Demonstrated passion for and interest in hard News
  • Disciplined to meet and exceed delivery on deadlines
  • Reliable and flexible to work outside of normal working hours
  • Performance driven
  • Focussed
  • Strong News sense

KEY OUTPUTS:

  • Conceptualise and brief in infographics
  • Suggest best digital treatments for feature stories
  • Identify and create stories in line with editorial
  • Pitch multimedia ideas about original stories
  • Keep abreast of major stories in the general News space
  • Maintain a good network contact base and arrange interviews
  • Present on camera as well as voice-overs
  • Film and edit multimedia packages
  • Involved in the process of effectively linking and tagging videos to articles on the EWN website as well as social network sites, including Twitter and Facebook
  • Take photos of Newsmakers and News events
  • Source the necessary visual material for the EWN website
  • Manage and monitor picture agency feeds
  • Record and edit video footage to create audio-visual content
  • Package multimedia content
  • File stories for radio News bulletins when required
  • Use social media to disseminate News content
  • Use social media to leverage digital content
  • Perform adhoc tasks set out by the EWN Online News Editor and EWN Associate Online News Editor

Suitable candidates will be selected in accordance with Primedia Broadcasting’s Employment Equity Policy. Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Send your detailed CV to broadcastingcareers@primedia.co.za with the Subject Line “EWN MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER”. The closing date for applications is 5 OCTOBER 2016.

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