Tiso Blackstar Group recently moved to Hill on Empire, its new headquarters in Parktown, Johannesburg. Picture: SUPPLIED
Tiso Blackstar Group recently moved to Hill on Empire, its new headquarters in Parktown, Johannesburg. Picture: SUPPLIED

Here's your chance to join the team at one of South Africa's most innovative publishers.

Reporting to: Digital editor

Department: Tiso Blackstar Digital

Location: Parktown

Job Outline:

Tiso Blackstar’s digital business unit has a vacancy for a senior web producer. The successful candidate’s primary role, as a member of the digital production team, will be to edit, commission and enrich content and publish text, pictures audio and video to the web and applications as well as third-party sites, to manage online communities and to perform other journalistic functions as required. The successful candidate will work on all the business websites: BusinessLIVE; Business Day; Financial Mail; RDM and Business Times. 

Skills Requirements:

The successful candidate will have an editorial background, an excellent news sense and proven skill in writing and editing in English. He or she will be able to work under pressure and on deadline. Some knowledge of print and digital publishing systems, as well as practical experience using social media tools, is also required.

Job-specific requirements and attributes:

  • Competent using electronic editing and digital publishing tools.
  • A good news sense and an understanding of business news.
  • A high level of literacy and the ability to edit text, write headlines as well as package different types of media in a sensible and useful way.
  • The ability to work in a small but very busy team, a willingness to learn, journalistic savvy and a sub-editor’s thoroughness are required for this job.
  • Availability to work in the evenings and on weekends. (Note: this position will involve shift work.)

 Candidates should also have:

  • A wide-ranging interest in current affairs;
  • An understanding of business and financial matters; and
  • A broad general knowledge.

Applications deadline: 21 July 2017

Applications should be addressed to: Malgosia Kijko (email: kijkom@businesslive.co.za)


Position: Constitution and Law Writer

 

Reporting to:                       News Editor/Editor

Title:                                      Business Day/Financial Mail

Location:                              Parktown, Johannesburg

Job outline:

Tiso Blackstar Group has a vacancy for a Constitutional and Law Writer to write news and analysis for Business Day and the Financial Mail, as well as their online platforms. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of constitutional and other law, as well as experience reporting on and analysing court proceedings, They will be required to pitch story ideas, accept assignments from editors, and attend regular editorial meetings.

Skills Requirements:

Applicants should have at least five years’ experience as a journalist. They should have an excellent grasp of the English language and be able to write and deliver articles on deadline and to a high standard of quality. An understanding of and interest in how constitutional law relates to South African business, economics and politics would be an advantage.

Job-specific requirements and attributes:

  • Excellent all-round ability in written and spoken English;
  • The ability to deliver accurate work to tight deadlines, for both online and print;
  • Relevant tertiary qualification;
  • At least five years’ experience as a journalist;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Strong interviewing skills;
  • The ability to establish and maintain relationships with credible sources of information;
  • Good research abilities;
  • A thorough knowledge of journalistic ethics and media law; and
  • A valid driver’s licence. 

Candidates should also have:

  • A wide-ranging interest in current affairs;
  • An understanding of business and financial matters; and
  • A broad general knowledge.
  • Should you not hear from us within 30 days of the deadline date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Closing date:  July 31 2017

Applications should be addressed to:Hendrick Ledwaba (email: timesrecruitment@timesmedia.co.za)

Tiso Blackstar applies the principles of the Employment Equity Act and, as such, preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organisation. If we do not respond to you in the next two months, you may regard your application as unsuccessful.