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

Reporting to: Editor

Department: Financial Mail

Location: Johannesburg 

Position overview

The Financial Mail is looking to hire an energetic and creative individual to commission stories and edit the investment section of SA's oldest business publication. We're looking for someone who has a solid track record of understanding how the business sector works, who can work as part of a small team to put together the weekly magazine. The ideal candidate will know which are the stories that demand deeper analysis, which demand further investigation, and how to dig deep into companies - whether it be the collapse of EOH, what went wrong at Steinhoff, or whether investors should continue backing Capitec. The investment editor will commission stories from writers and freelancers, and play an exciting role in shaping this critical section of the magazine.

Main responsibilities/outcomes 

  • Commission journalists to produce well-written, relevant and accurate stories;
  • Manage the production of those stories, from inception to final page proof, including sourcing appropriate graphics and pictures, to tight deadlines.
  • Play a senior leadership role in the newsroom, helping journalists craft stories and panel-beat ideas.
  • Assist and work with the leadership team to fine-tune the magazine
  • Take a leadership role in developing and expanding the website

Minimum qualifications and requirements

  • At least 10 years’ experience in journalism would be ideal;
  • Ability to apply rigorous editing to articles, if needs be, with a keen eye for removing jargon and making stories accessible and readable. A proven personal history of writing excellence is a clear advantage.
  • Knowledge of the JSE, stock markets and the business environment;
  • A working knowledge of digital platforms and social media is necessary

Closing date: April 30 2019

Qualified applicants may submit their CV, cover letter and two references to Managing Editor Kevin O’Grady at ogradyk@businesslive.co.za

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 not respond to you in the next 21 days, you may regard your application as unsuccessful.

 

Reporting to: Editor

Department: Editorial

Location: Johannesburg 

Position overview

Business Day is looking for a Deputy Editor. The position entails deputising for the Editor when he is unavailable; assisting with the daily management of the newsroom; motivating and developing staff, particularly writers; overseeing the subs desk and production team; handling complaints and corrections; writing editorial opinions, a column and occasionally news stories for Business Day; and editing articles.

Main responsibilities and outcomes

  • Managing Business Day’s daily news diary meetings;
  • Have a good overview of general and companies news and what stories the newspaper should be covering;
  • Oversee the operation of the news and companies desks;
  • Assist in the development of stories;
  • Commission writers where appropriate, in conjunction with section editors;
  • Attend management meetings when necessary;
  • Engage with writers on specific stories;
  • Edit articles where needed;
  • Provide practical assistance, ideas and solutions;
  • Communicate with writers when work is well done or when mistakes are made;
  • Identify training needs;
  • Liaise with the public/stakeholders regarding complaints and corrections;
  • Refer complaints from the Press Council to the relevant internal channels;
  • Write editorial opinions that engage in relevant debate and position the newspaper appropriately while remaining accurate and engaging in interesting and thought-provoking topics in both editorial opinions and columns

Minimum qualifications and requirements 

  • Relevant diploma/degree;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in journalism, including some editorial-management experience;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Excellent research, writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Unimpeachable integrity;
  • Ability to work irregular hours.

Closing date: April 30 2019

Qualified applicants may submit their CV, cover letter and two references to Managing Editor Kevin O’Grady at ogradyk@businesslive.co.za

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 not respond to you in the next 21 days, you may regard your application as unsuccessful.