Hill on Empire, the Tiso Blackstar Group headquarters in Parktown, Johannesburg. Picture: SUPPLIED
Hill on Empire, the Tiso Blackstar Group headquarters in Parktown, Johannesburg. Picture: SUPPLIED

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Parliamentary writer 

Reporting to: News editor 

Department: Editorial

Location: Cape Town 

Position overview

Business Day and the Financial Mail are looking for a mid-to-senior journalist to take on the role of Parliamentary Writer. We’re seeking an applicant with a track record of news analysis and sharp analytical pieces. Storytelling, scoops and the pursuit of ambitious stories are encouraged. Applicants should have a demonstrated knowledge of South African politics and the parliamentary system and be able to drive day-to-day coverage of parliamentary sittings and committees. The successful candidate will provide content for both print and online, and must be an active participant on social media, or at least demonstrate a working knowledge of digital platforms.  

Main responsibilities/outcomes 

  • Produce well-written, relevant, accurate and balanced news stories;
  • Establish and maintain communication with contacts with a view to sourcing stories;
  • Work to established style and deadlines;
  • Ensure delivery of high quality stories;
  • Perform any other duty as is reasonably assigned by the news desk;
  • An ability to manage multiple stories simultaneously under strict deadlines and to weigh in quickly with smart analysis;
  • Resourcefulness, attention to detail and the ability to file with speed, accuracy and clarity;
  • Proven ability to write clearly and authoritatively; and
  • Receptiveness to feedback and openness to change.

Minimum qualifications and requirements

  • Relevant diploma/degree in journalism;
  • At least five years’ experience in journalism;
  • A demonstrated knowledge of South African politics and the parliamentary system
  • Excellent news gathering, research and writing skills;
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Unimpeachable integrity;
  • A solid contact base; and
  • Ability to travel and work irregular hours.

Personal skills/attributes

  • Be self-motivated with an ability to work within a team; and
  • A valid driver’s licence.

Qualified applicants may submit their CV, cover letter, three writing samples and two references to:

Fax: 086 667 2890

Email: mediarecruitment@tisoblackstar.co.za

Closing date:  31 March 2018

Tiso Blackstar Group is an affirmative action employer and as such, preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organisation. Kindly take note that should we do not respond to you in the next 21 days, you may regard your application as unsuccessful.


Banking writer 

Reporting to: Companies editor/editor

Department: Editorial 

Location: Johannesburg 

Position overview

Business Day and the Financial Mail are looking for a banking reporter. We’re seeking an applicant with a track record of news analysis and sharp analytical pieces. Storytelling, scoops and the pursuit of ambitious stories are encouraged. Applicants should have a demonstrated knowledge of the banking and financial services sectors and be able to drive day-to-day coverage, company earnings, fast-moving breaking news and enterprise stories. The successful candidate will provide content for both print and online, and must be an active participant on social media, or at least demonstrate a working knowledge of digital platforms.  

Main responsibilities/outcomes 

  • Produce well-written, relevant, accurate and balanced news stories;
  • Establish and maintain communication with contacts with a view to sourcing stories;
  • Work to established style and deadlines;
  • Ensure delivery of high quality stories;
  • Perform any other duty as is reasonably assigned by the companies desk;
  • An ability to manage multiple stories simultaneously under strict deadlines and to weigh in quickly with smart analysis;
  • Resourcefulness, attention to detail and the ability to file with speed, accuracy and clarity;
  • Proven ability to write clearly and authoritatively; and
  • Receptiveness to feedback and openness to change.

Minimum qualifications and requirements

  • Relevant diploma/degree in journalism;
  • At least five years’ experience in journalism;
  • A demonstrated knowledge of the banking and financial services sectors;
  • Excellent news-gathering, research and writing skills;
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Unimpeachable integrity;
  • A solid contact base; and
  • Ability to travel and work irregular hours.

Personal skills/attributes

  • Be self-motivated with an ability to work within a team; and
  • A valid driver’s licence.

Qualified applicants may submit their CV, cover letter, three writing samples and two references to:

Fax: 086 667 2890

Email: mediarecruitment@tisoblackstar.co.za

Closing date:  31 March 2018

Tiso Blackstar Group is an affirmative action employer and as such, preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organisation. Kindly take note that should we do not respond to you in the next 21 days, you may regard your application as unsuccessful.


Mining and energy writer


Reporting to: Companies editor/editor

Department: Editorial 

Location: Johannesburg 

Position overview 

The Financial Mail and Business Day are looking for a senior journalist to take on the role of Mining and Energy Writer. We’re seeking an applicant with a track record of news analysis and sharp analytical pieces. Storytelling, scoops and the pursuit of ambitious stories are encouraged. Applicants should have a demonstrated knowledge of the mining and energy sectors and be able to drive day-to-day coverage, company earnings, fast-moving breaking news and enterprise stories. The successful candidate will provide content for both print and online, and must be an active participant on social media, or at least demonstrate a working knowledge of digital platforms.  

Main responsibilities/outcomes 

  • Produce well-written, relevant, accurate and balanced news stories;
  • Establish and maintain communication with contacts with a view to sourcing stories;
  • Work to established style and deadlines;
  • Ensure delivery of high quality stories;
  • Perform any other duty as is reasonably assigned by the companies desk;
  • An ability to manage multiple stories simultaneously under strict deadlines and to weigh in quickly with smart analysis;
  • Resourcefulness, attention to detail and the ability to file with speed, accuracy and clarity;
  • Proven ability to write clearly and authoritatively; and
  • Receptiveness to feedback and openness to change.

Minimum qualifications and requirements

  • Relevant diploma/degree in journalism;
  • At least five years’ experience in journalism;
  • A demonstrated knowledge of the mining and energy sectors.
  • Excellent news-gathering, research and writing skills;
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Unimpeachable integrity;
  • A solid contact base; and
  • Ability to travel and work irregular hours.

Personal skills/attributes

  • Be self-motivated with an ability to work within a team; and
  • A valid driver’s licence.

Qualified applicants may submit their CV, cover letter, three writing samples and two references to:

Fax: 086 667 2890

Email: mediarecruitment@tisoblackstar.co.za

Closing date: 31 March 2018

Tiso Blackstar Group is an affirmative action employer and as such, preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organisation. Kindly take note that should we do not respond to you in the next 21 days, you may regard your application as unsuccessful.